- 6 miles/10K, 13.1/Half Marathon
- Road Race
It was such an unexpectedly warm May day, but I'm so glad I ran this 10k race. I am slowly getting back into running fitness and used this race as a check-in for my goal half marathon (Rock N Roll Chicago) and goal marathon (Chicago). My plan was to start around 6:50 pace and see if i could bring down the pace for the duration of the 10k. I ended up at 6:59 pace, so not quite what I was hoping, but the heat was a big factor and the fact that in some parts I had a hard time figuring out where to run because of the congestion. Since I was in the 10k, we started after the half and around mile 3 and 4 I got trapped between the leaders in the half coming from the other direction and the 3 hour half group going the same direction as me, which I was struggling to run around , since it was a big group. That is my only complaint about the race, the congestion. It was otherwise well run, plenty of aid stations, and the bonus breakfast buffet at the end was awesome. I also loved that each of us got to take home a free plant, mine is still (surprisingly) kicking today. I'd run this race again, but ideally the half marathon, rather than the 10k.