Friday, October 4, 2013

Running with my work friends!

Miles today: none...yet
Miles yesterday: 4ish, 5K race plus a little warm up
Miles in 2013: 966.08 miles

Last night was another great event put on by Gulf Coast Runners, the Moe's Corporate 5K. This is a race that encourages businesses, schools, etc to join up to encourage a healthy lifestyle and run a race together. It was the 5th year and a great event. The race is run after work at 6:15 to accommodate for most people's schedules. Our office has been running it together for the past 4 years and had a blast every time. 

It had been raining most of the afternoon, but cleared up just in time for the race. 

(Thanks Crackle Graphics for the awesome shirts!) 

I used the race as little speed work, since I was skipping my scheduled tempo run. I ran hard, but didn't kill myself and finished in 24:24. Unfortunately, my garmin said the course was a little short so I am not going to call it a PR (My official 5K PR is 25:20). Either way, it didn't feel too hard and I didn't want to get too crazy one week before Chicago. 

The best part of the whole night was watching the kiddos run. We have some serious runners in our group and they did awesome! 

Another plus - new beer pints for the first 50 finishers. 
(*Side note - grey is ain't the best look for a girl who likes to sweat. A lot.)

Happy Friday!!