Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Marathon Sports 5 Miler in Weston
Firstly, I am a early morning runner and this race was at 7pm. I'm not used to working all day and then going out for a run, so I was already exhausted before the race even began. Also, being an early morning runner, I always beat the heat, and am not used to running in such high temperatures.
I was dreading running this race all day. The course was pretty cool, integrating all types of running into one race. We started at a high school field and the start was Cross Country style, then the major portion of the race was a road race. The list 3/4 mile was through a trail and the very list 1/4- 1/2 mile was on the high school track. Very cool course.
I used the water stops to get water, for the first time ever in a race, but only to dump on my head to keep myself from overheating. A lot of the locals were out in their yard with sprinklers, water guns, cups of water and even garden hoses to water us down as we ran by. The community spirit for this race was absolutely amazing. I would love to run this again next year, and hopefully it won't be in the middle of a heat wave!