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Running Rambles and Raves: Weekend Race Recap

Not interested in running? Don’t worry! My husband’s birthday is today, so I’m taking the day off, but check back in the next couple of days for some great sweet & salty desserts!

On Saturday, my husband and I ran the Dam to Dam 20k race. It was a gorgeous morning. The sun was shining, there was a light breeze, and the temperature was in the upper 50’s! The downside was the fact that the race started at 7 am. It was a point to point race, so we were bused to the starting line and the buses ran from 5-5:30 am. That meant getting up before 5 am! Here’s a rundown of the race:

The race shirts: A shocking neon pink that practically glows in the dark (the picture doesn’t show the true color very well). While I’m not a huge fan of the color, I love the style of Brooks shirt. Our last race had the same shirts and it’s one of my favorites to run in.

The race: The race is point to point so there are no loops and new scenery the entire route. (I like not having the repetitive loops!) It is basically a flat, fast course with only a few hills in the second half of the race. We both beat our times from last year and decided that, all in all, it was a pretty good race. 🙂

Favorite post-race food: Hot, fresh kettle corn. So good!

Next race: We plan on taking the next month off from intense distance training and plan on picking out a 5k in July. We’ll work more on speed and interval training.

What does your running schedule look like this summer? Have any goals that you are working toward?

Happy Running! 🙂

angela @ another bite please

Tuesday 4th of June 2013

great running pictures...i just ran a 8k on Sunday and we got these fun grey tshirts that are the soft comfy material. love that.

Anna @ Hidden Ponies

Tuesday 4th of June 2013

I love that you two run together, and congrats on an improved time! I'm not a runner, but am in boot camp this summer which is always a good kick in the butt :) Happy birthday to your man!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Monday 3rd of June 2013

You're inspiring! I need to pick a race so I have something to train for. Go you!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Monday 3rd of June 2013

Aw happy birthday to the hubby!

and omg that kettle corn looks so good right now

Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef

Monday 3rd of June 2013

good job! i'll be running my 4th marathon in october, so i'm just going to be training. i'm not a big racer anymore (10 years of competitive racing--junior high, high school, & college--so i'm burned out, even though i graduated from college 6 yrs ago) but i do enjoy marathon training :)