If its a weekend, there must be a race! At least lately that has been case. I had 8 miles on my calendar. Fortunately there was also a 10K going on. So of course I signed up for it! Even better Bridge to Brews is the only race that goes across the Fremont Bridge. And you know how I love bridges.
I showed up early so I could get a quick 2 miles in before the race started. I found rockstar parking, literally across from the race start. Granted, I had to pay for the rockstar parking, but it was worth it!! I got my two miles in, returned to my car and changed shirts.
And we were off! The first mile wound through downtown, before heading onto the bridge. I kept stopping for pictures (even though they didn’t turn out great and didn’t do justice to the magnificent view).
We hit mile 2 and started the downward decent off the bridge. The remaining miles meandered until we came across the Steel Bridge.
Here’s where I admit to you, dear readers, my ineptitude. I can figure out intervals on my watch but I can’t figure out how to get miles as well. There has to be a way but I have not discovered it. Given I run by intervals, I’ve given up really knowing my mile times. In some ways its freeing, just listening for the walk or run beep. Going into this race I really just wanted to come in under 1:30 since my last two 10Ks I wasn’t able to. Partway through I was thinking 1:25 should be attainable but the race math was eluding me. And I didn’t have mile times to give me an approximate idea of where I was.
Back to the regularly scheduled race report – across the Steel Bridge and I took a sneak glance at my watch. I should totally make under 1:25. But I had to stop for that final picture!!
I started all out sprinting towards the finish line a little too soon and lost a bit of steam. But then I was across! Hooray! And guess what my time was? 1:25:00 even!
One of the draws of this race is the after party which is a beer tasting festival! I jumped in a shorter line and tasted before heading off to my next adventure.