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This weeks post is a race recap. I LOVE a race recap and it has been a long 3+ months since my last one.
So this is way over due.
Saturday I participated in the 2015 Run With The Wind 25K (15.6 miles). I have thought about this race many times but honestly I have zero desire to be trained for that distance in February. Plus signing up for a winter race, months before, is taking a pretty big gamble on what kind of weather you will have on race day.
Lucky for me everything worked out perfectly. I signed up as a relay team with two of my best running buddies. We would each run approximately 5.2 miles. As for the weather it was sunny with temps in the 50’s. Does it get any better than that?!
(Obligatory pre-race selfie)
Run With The Wind is a pretty unique course. First off it is Missouri’s only certified 25K road course. Secondly you don’t know which direction you will be running until the day before race day. The race is ran point to point. You run from Carthage, MO to Sarcoxie, MO…. or the other way. The direction is determined by the wind forecast hopefully giving you that extra little boost and avoiding a head wind that can cause a brutal battle for the best of runners.
Anna was up first she ran with another friend and was a huge encouragement along the way. Love that lady and her big heart.
Then it was my turn. I made it about 1.4 miles before I picked up some company.
15.6 miles combined miles later I crossed the finish line and wrapped up our relay.
I love me a finish line. Something about them just makes me run so much faster.
My part of the course ended up looking like this.
And our teams time was 2:30:02 an avg group pace of 9:37
Not bad at all!
So thankful for my sole sisters, for spending Valentines Morning with them and the chance to experience this race, together.
That wraps up races for about 6 weeks the next one comes Easter weekend when I run a 5K…
with my husband!
I can’t wait. I might just make a runner out of him after all.
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