Yup, it’s true. This weekend is my I’ll be running my last.race.evah.*
*In my current age group.
Yup, I have a birthday coming up, which is going to catapult me into a brand spankin new age group. So this weekend’s race will be my last in the 35-39 division. Hopefully I can go out with a bang!
Sadly tho, I won’t be running any of the St. Patrick’s Day themed races in Dallas. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some St. Patty’s Day fun, but me no likey the huge crowds at those races.
Instead I’m running the Chain Reaction 5k.
I chose this race for a few reasons: 1. I live nearby. 2. Registration was affordable. 3. All proceeds go to a good charity. 4. A couple times per week I run the trails this race is utilizing, so I’m familiar. 5. It looks to be a small race.**
**With small races, odds go up of placing…even in my super competitive current age group!
That all said, even though I run in this park all the time, I’m not sure how they’re going to host a 5k there. I know for a fact that the main trail is only about 1 mile around. I reached out to them for the course map, which they very kindly sent me. But to be honest, the map cornfuses me.
They say it’s a two lap race, but I don’t get which directions it goes. And also, the map clearly shows that we go off pavement to
dirt mud trails for a section. That’s not good because it’s been raining non-stop here in North Texas.
I again reached out to the race folks, who assured me the race is all on pavement. If that’s the case, then the map is wrong, so I’m even more cornfused.
Anyways, I’m probably over-thinking it. I need to just go to the race and have fun trying to run fast. But what would runners do if we weren’t obsessing over running details. Am I right?
And those who know me know I also obsess over tacos. So now I’m off for some pre-race veggie ones!
Stay tuned for the recap where all the mysteries will be solved!
How bout you? Can you figure out that course map? Are you celebrating St. Pat’s? Do you have a prediction for my performance?
Good luck, and have fun!