Sunday, November 14, 2010

A race a day keeps the Dr. away...


So apparently this is my racing month! Below is a picture of my sisters and I at the JK5K, to support the cancer care and research wing at Connecticut Children's Hospital.

Time: 27:19/8:43 pace...A PR!!!
Highlights: Flat course, live band, Tim Hortons AND Starbucks coffee, Dunkin Donuts bagels/donuts, plenty of water, and a VERY scenic course.
Lowlights: Water was not at the finish line. But hey, at least there was water somewhere!
Verdict: GREAT RACE, amazing for a first time race, and the cause is worth running for.

Below is the picture of the 5k from this weekend, the Betel Run for Recovery 5k. This race benefits a charity that helps people who are recovering addicts. GREAT program that provides housing, jobs, and counseling.
Time: 29:06/9:23 pace...there were lots of hills ;-)

Highlights: The bottles pictured were included in the registration, the course was scenic and IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, plenty of water and post race snacks. Especially the yummy oranges.
Lowlights: Although the course was confusing (for people who had never run in Astoria Park), this race effectively positioned people and markers to help this potentionally confusing course.
Verdict: GREAT RACE, crowds were low because it was the first run for this race, but next year I'm sure more people will join!!!

And can I please just say this weather is SUPREME!? 60 degrees and sunny = my dream running weather!

Next race: Manchester Road Race Thanksgiving Day!
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