I usually sign up for 5K races quickly and this race was no exception. Colony Pizza has some of the best pizza in Connecticut. They are especially known for their hot oil pizza which is very spicy. This 5K race offered free pizza AND beer at the finish line. Basically I’ve never met a slice of pizza I didn’t like, so it didn’t take any arm twisting for me to sign up for this race!
|The pizza box. Coolest idea ever!|
|The bib, t-shirt and a few candy items and coupons
were inside of the pizza box. I love the shirt because
its long sleeve.
Overall the course was good. Your typical 5K course – running through neighborhoods and streets. I will say that there were quite a few inclines (wouldn’t quite call them hills) on the course. I wasn’t expecting those, but I just powered through and tried not to think about it. The first mile was very crowded. I was constantly weaving in and out of groups of people, while still trying to find my running rhythm. I guess I was focusing on this too much and I didn’t see the marker for Mile 1. Thankfully I always have my Nike GPS watch. I started thinking to myself “Damn, this is a long mile” and then I looked down at my watch to see we were at 1.5 miles..haha!I decided to try to pick up my pace for the last half of the run. My watch says I finished in 29:35. Here were my split times:
Mile 1: 9:34
Mile 2: 9:37
Mile 3.1: 9:03
|Fellow PRO Compression ambassador Lexi (left) and I
rocking our PRO Compression socks. #KeepItTight!
This was a great race and I would do it again. I find that when I go into a race with no expectations for time, I tend to do much better and really enjoy the race. My next scheduled race is the 4th Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning in Stamford. I’ve got something very cool in store for that race 🙂
Do you have any races planned for 2015? How about for the rest of 2014? Let me know in the comments section!