This race will forever go down as the hilliest 5K of my entire life. I have never realized how spoiled I am by running flat races in Cleveland. On New Year’s Eve I drove down to Stow (45 min drive) for a 5K and was warned that there was a hill. Umm yeah, I wish I had a picture of “the hill”, it was one large rolling hill and the course was down and back so yeah, I got to do it twice.
My legs were not happy with the hilliness of this course. I definitely am claiming revenge on this race for 2012. I ended up running 23:48, a 7:40 pace, 6th in my age group. Not too bad for such a hilly course but I need to come back and see how I can do next year now that I know what to expect.
I originally wanted to do this race because I heard you get an Asics long sleeve pull over. Some races it is all about the shirt for me. However, I waited too long to register so they were out of a women’s small, medium and large 😦 I decided to try the men’s sizes and the smallest one they had was a men’s medium so I opted for that instead thinking it would be a little big. Well let’s just say I could easily wear it as a dress it is so long, if they sleeves weren’t so long I would actually consider it.
Looking forward to racing in 2012. Next race is the Chili Bowl in February.
P.S. training plan and marathon goal time announcement coming soon 🙂