Well I knew this was not going to be a PR course but I really thought I was capable of running somewhere in the 21’s. My legs however, had other plans and just didn’t want to run a fast pace. Probably because I raced hard on Saturday and instead of taking a rest day on Sunday I went out for a hard and fast run. So come Monday I guess my legs didn’t have much.
It was much much cooler on Monday so I did a 3 mile warm up to really get my legs ready. When the race started I was just a little bit faster than my pace, perfectly normal for me for the first mile, however, the second and third miles were a lot slower. I tried to pick it up but they just didn’t want to run fast 😦 Silly legs trying to make their own decisions.
So I ended up coming in at 23:06 a 7:27 pace. I am trying not to be too disappointed in my time especially since I was 3rd in my age group and got an awesome beer stein!
There are a lot of really cool things about this race, the shirts are usually pretty awesome (sorry forgot to take a pic), it is an 11am start time (hello sleeping in) and you get into the Oktoberfest for FREE after the race (saves money=more money for beer!)
The Oktoberfest has a lot of really cool things besides beer… I swear. Sand Sculptures, Good Food, Weiner dog races (so freaking cute I want one), tons of live entertainment and polka dancing!
Of course I will be back next year to get my revenge on this course and to hang out at the Oktoberfest…even if it is freezing cold like it was this year!
I never considered this part of town the “country” but I did see a man riding his horse down the sidewalks.
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Next Race is this Sunday, The RIVER RUN!!!