On Saturday, I ran the Sprint into Spring 5k. This was my first time running this smaller 5k in Rowley but it probably won’t be last.
Before 5ks, I don’t like to eat too much. I opted for 1/2 of a cherry Larabar and felt like it was the perfect amount.
When I arrived at the race, I noticed parking was available close to the start (yay!) and that it wasn’t crowded at all. Then I realized, it wasn’t crowded, like AT ALL. Like there were very few people there. And finally, I realized, I was an hour early.
This race was only 1.4 miles from my house so I went home, ate the rest of the Larabar and watched TV for 45 minutes.
Sprint into Spring 5k Race Recap
I know this course very well as it covered some of the roads I ran on during last year’s half marathon training cycle. There are some rolling hills but the course is mostly flat.
Mile 1 – 8:43 min/mile
Mile 2 – 9:04 min/mile
Mile 3 – 9:03 min/mile
Last little bit – 8:29 min/mile
My official race results – 3.10 miles // 28:25 mins // 9.08 min/mile
My RunKeeper results – 3.21 miles // 28:37 mins // 8:55 min/mile
Packet pickup for the Sprint into Spring 5k was the day before, which make life so much easier. I hate getting to a race and having to wait in line to pick up my packet then walk all of the additional shit back to my car and fiddle with safety pins to get my bib on.
No thank you. I’d rather be in race day alignment.
The other BIG bonus was that the Sprint into Spring 5k starts just 1.4 miles from my house (as I mentioned earlier). I originally considered jogging or biking there but who was I kidding? It was cold and drizzly.
Thankfully, I didn’t run down an hour early. That would have been awful.
This race was wonderfully organized and started on time. The only thing that drove me a little nuts was the number of kids running. Kids are great but I find that they are more of an obstacle at road races. Lesson learned.