So I ran this race last year. Don’t believe me? Here’s a write up HERE! I had no plans whatsoever to run it this year, but that all changed this week with the weather. Last week we had temps in the 100’s, this week we have temps in the 80’s – with lows in the 60’s! In fact, the forecast calls for low 70’s for the 8:05 start time. Though it will be around 60 percent humidity, so that’s a bummer, but at least it’s not both heat and humidity. Either way, about as good as you can get for July in Texas! Oh yeah, the race is on July 4th, btw – that’s a holiday in the USA.
This race is in The City of The Colony, which I always thought was a weird name for a city. But if they like it, then whatevs. It’s right on Lake Lewisville and starts and ends at a lakeside park. Unfortunately the race goes through the neighboring neighborhood, so we don’t get to see the lake or feel the breeze from it during the run. As I recall from last year, the course did have a few small hills too, including right at the finish line!
They’re also having a 10k, and judging by the course map, it looks like it’s a little more scenic of a route. I’m thinking I should’ve signed up for that instead of the 5k, but too late now. Oh well.
I’m not sure what to expect from my performance. I have been doing a few track workouts, and my endurance should be good, but I hadn’t planned on running a 5k, so didn’t do any training with that distance in mind. In fact, I had been working on running slower so I don’t hurt myself as I increase mileage and as the temperatures continue to rise. We’ll see how I feel come race morning though. It’d be nice to beat last year’s time considering the weather, but you never know.
I understand that some friends of mine will be out there, and I do recall having a nice time after the race last year chilling under a shade structure and watching the water and enjoying a free beer. Hopefully there is a similar post race festivity this year.
Peace out Internet!