How did it get to be June? Must be time for another lightening round of races!!
#6 Hot Chocolate 15K – It has been awhile since I’ve done this race and I had blocked out the ridiculous route. Up and back on 99 which means one giant uphill out and less of a downhill on the way back. Sadly the M&M station was out of M&Ms by the time I got there. Secret goal going into the race under 2 hours, actual time 2:01:08
#7 Luckython 10K – This was at the golf course where last year’s Halloweenathon took place. The course was the same, but in reveres, which I think I liked better. Course options were 5K – 1 loop, 10K – 2 loops, or 15K – 3 loops. I’m not a huge loop fan and so opted for the 10K. But one of the draws of this race was a baked potato bar after the race! Secret time goal going into the race: under 1:17, actual time 1:18:20.
#9 Race for the Roses 10K – I came down with a cold right before this race and debated a DNS. I was starting to feel slightly better the morning of and decided to go for it. This race starts at the convention center, before heading over the river on the Broadway Bridge. I didn’t want to push myself too hard but still tried to keep fairly regular intervals, skipping a few running intervals. The weather was amazing – sunny but not too hot. I had no time goals going in due to the cold, actual time 1:23:53.
#10 Seahawks 12K – Another race I hadn’t done in a long time. The start line isn’t too far from my parents house and so worked out perfect as I was up visiting. The course is a nice rolling course by Lake Washington with the turn around at the VMAC (the Seahawks training facility). My favorite part of the race!! There are even Seahawks handing out water! The first part of the race was going fantastic – I was ticking off miles in the 11s and 12s. And then BAM! When I turned around there was a headwind. That was some tailwind on the first half of the course! I started struggling around mile 7 but I kept telling myself I was so close to the end. And there was the end! Best part of the finish? Seahawk Kevin Pierre-Louis was at the finish line and I got a picture with him!! Actual time 1:38:40.
That’s it for this round!! Stay tuned for the next round!!