Over the weekend I ran the 19th annual Rudolph Run 5k in Allen, Texas. And good news, I set a PR*** and got 2nd in my age group!
You’ll notice in the picture that I got two medals. That’s cause last year’s race was cancelled due to an ice storm. So they gave us those medals too! So I guess techincally, I will go down in history as the 2nd place finisher in both races!
Now, I’ve never run this race before, but I sometimes go for training runs there, so I was familiar with the area.
The course goes past some historic landmarks. We were even at the spot of the first ever train robbery in Texas. Kinda cool! And while not really hilly, it did have a couple long steady inclines. The last one being the last half mile of the race. But I pushed through.
21:29, 2nd in Age Group, 33rd Overall (out of 948)
***Buuuuuuut, my GPS watch said I actually ran 3.19 miles and that I finished my 5k in 20:58. I have a feeling that is pretty accurate because at the previous week’s North Texas Turkey Trot 5k I ran 20:04 on a short course (2.95 miles), and would’ve finished right around 21 or 21:15. (click on the link for that race recap). Either way, it was fun and a 21:29 is still a PR anyway!
Oh, and I ran this whole race with a GoPro camera. I put together a short VLOG of the event. Watch it if you have two minutes to spare! Bad puns and all!
So all in all, a successful race and a good time!!!
How bout you? Any holiday themed races? Which of my jokes in the video were the worst? Ever win two medals in one race?