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So far the Runner’s World 1/2 and Festival has been perfect. I will be coming back yearly for this event.
We met up for the shuttle to pick us up at 6:45 Saturday morning and I had a hot chocolate and BelVita bar for bfast. Breakfast of champions.
All of the festivities were held at the Steel Stacks (it was the second largest steel manufacturer in the nation back in the day and now it is a 10 acre campus with a ton of stuff to do) and it was incredible.
Why am I showing you my weird looking wrist? Because I completely spaced wearing my Garmin yesterday. I never forget my Garmin. I felt naked.
This weekend was all about having fun and doing what felt comfortable (I have a 1/2 marathon next weekend and I really want to do well in it so I am saving my legs for that) so it was okay that I didn’t have my watch because I just ran with friends and enjoyed it.
Kristin and I ran the 5k together and it was an awesome course… hilly, but awesome. We finished in 21:20 (6:51 mile). We had a blast together catching up on each other’s lives.
Bart Yasso and the other awesome Runner’s World peeps.
My absolute favorite part about running/races is most definitely the people!
PS Susan in the picture right under this took 1st in her age group in the 5k and 10k!
I really like runners.
The 10k started about an hour after we finished the 5k. It was an interesting feeling to get the legs moving again after finishing a race and then sitting around for a little while. The 10k course was also hilly but it was so beautiful. Bethlehem is incredible in the fall.
At about mile 2 we started running with Summer Sanders and ran the rest of the race with her. She really is the sweetest woman alive and I loved talking with her. The two of us represented Utah at the race.
We finished in 45:16 (7:17 pace) and I also loved the 10k course. Everything was seamless.
We finished up and grabbed our things at the bag drop-off (it was so organized and really easy to pick up and drop your stuff) and then we jumped on the shuttle to get back to our hotel.
I had a banana and another Belvita bar after the race followed up by some amazing Panera Bread for lunch.
Stoked for a 1/2 marathon this morning!
What 5ks or 10ks have you done? Any favorites?
What is your Panera Bread order?
True feelings about hills in a race!?!
Favorite race time start?
-I love 7 a.m. race starts.