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2014 We Care Twin Cities – 5K – 25:33

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Race Takeaway: Even if I’m not prepared, it’s good to keep racing.

This weekend is the We Care Twin Cities race events in our town. Plus I will be racing every day because after doing the local 5K Friday and 10K Saturday, I am driving up to run Quad Cities Half Marathon Sunday morning. I am in no way prepared to run half marathon or this much in one weekend, but eh I figure I should survive it. I would rather go for it than not even try, especially since we are having great weather this weekend!

Friday night we grabbed a quick dinner and headed over to the expo to pick up our packets and shirts. Rob would be completing the “half challenge” (5K + Half Marathon) and I would be doing the mini-challenge (5K + 10K), which had a sweet medal made of wood. The 5K start is right next to the expo, so it’s logistically really easy. It was sunny and very warm at the start, 6pm.

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While the 5K race is small in attendance, it feels bigger because it runs on our trail system, the Constitution Trail. It makes for a very congested start and we stay in the back since we had Chase in the stroller. It took about a .5 mile before we broke out of the crowd a bit and could set our own pace. I wanted to push myself and have a better time than last year, but not over do it and wear myself out either since there were more races still to do. I was able to accomplish my goal and complete in 25:33, beating last years time by a little bit. Plus I felt good afterward, so I was hopeful the 10K would well tomorrow. I got 3rd in my Age Group and Rob got 2nd in his.

Stats:

25:33

8:15 Pace

F 35-39: 3/18

F: 13/113

Overall: 32/170

Past Performances:

2013 We Care Twin Cities – 5K – 25:42

One thought on “2014 We Care Twin Cities – 5K – 25:33

  1. Pingback: 2014 Quad Cities – Half Marathon – 2:02:57 | Chase:Every:Second

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