So if you notice anything about this photo---all women...except one.
Well that was the concept behind this inaugural race; all women except one man. The "one lucky man" was chosen by random drawing (I believe it was $10 an entry, with all proceeds going to charity). The start line always holds emotions, and nerves and lots of things going on, add in a ton of estrogen and one guy....I'm not sure lucky is the word I would use, but he was a good sport all the same. A few of us girls were chatting it up with him at the start, and he was giving the jokes back just as good as he was taking them.
|Quite a few turns for a 5k|
I had an up and down week with my workouts last week so I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't go in with the goal of setting a PR, but I knew if I had a good day it would be possible.
After that it just went downhill. I was in no-mans-land. I started the race in 3rd, and that is where I stayed the entire time. I could see 1 &2 but they were far enough away that it wasn't quite enough to push me and the gap spread more. The course was cool to see parts of Rochester but it was pretty quiet, few spectators and little going on. I knew it wasn't my day and I was okay with that. I have a 5k in 2 weeks that I really think will be a good race for a PR (it's actually the course that holds my PR right now).
|Saucony A5 flats officially had their first race! Also rocked my Speed run visor and spark tank.|
The race itself was well run, put on by one of the local powerhouses Yellow Jacket Racing, I think if they do it again next year it will definitely grow. They had 400+ people show up for a first time race, which was pretty darn good. They also did co-ed kids races after the 5k and it was so cute watching all the kids run! I think that made it a good draw for families, women run and then the kids do.
Have you been bummed about a time
that you previously would have been ecstatic over?
Have you ever run an Inaugural race before?