PCRF (Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation) Cinco de Mayo 10K Race.
This is a great race!
They offered 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.
It was really well organized also.
They had race day packet pick up and NO lines.
Plenty of porta potty and again NO lines.
They had gear check.
The volunteers were all great and really nice.
Easy FREE parking.
The weather was good.
Race started right on time (for fans of the Bachelor show, Kiptyn from Jillian season was there to say a few words at the start and wish everybody good luck)
I cannot say the course was beautiful and scenic because well it wasn't. It was a fairly flat course with a few rolling hills. Here is at mile 2:
Yes Jill.....I know I know...I am working on it....
I am still fighting this nasty cold so this is my second race running sick. It sucks but I accepted that the only thing I can do is do the best I can TODAY. I started out pretty good and if I had been able to keep the pace I had in the first 3 miles I would have had a PR but...mile 4 came and I started coughing like crazy..you know like when you want to fall asleep and you just keep coughing...like that. Booo Hoooo Hooo. These pictures just before mile 4 when I was still feeling pretty good and HOPEFUL.
I tried to sip water to make the coughing stop...I slowed down...I almost took a cough drop but I did not want to get nausea so I didn't.
Here coming to the finish line:
|High 5 to the kids!|
They had medals for the 10K finishers, that is pretty nice.
So no PR. 1:02:xx. Better than 2 weeks ago though.
I carried my hand held bottle again to get used to it. I am liking it. I will use that for my Half Marathon in June.
They had a great Expo after the race. Really good for the kids!
I was on Team Gab for this race.
I kept looking for Heather and others from the team and just when we were about to leave there she was ! I am so happy I got to see her and her family, including Gabby!
This gal had a massive PR today! Bravo Heather!!!!!
(I look like a Giant on this picture)