"Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about."

-PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian

lunedì 3 ottobre 2011

Run for the Parks 10k - Washington DC

As usual my last test before the marathon is a 10 K (or similar distance), one week prior the "great event". So, today I run the Run for the Parks 10K; we started and finished in West Potomac Park - Washington DC and we run along the Potomac River (on Ohio Drive). The course is a classic (at least a dozen 8-10 km races are held here), flat and fast for sure but always characterized by the presence of wind, and even today there has been no exception.
In addition to the wind (although not very strong) the runners were faced with temperatures tougher than expected, in the mid 40's at the start.

Excellent, as usual, the organization and very appreciated was the personalized premium Saucony full zip hoodie; the only drawback was the lack of parking in the area, but realistically this is not a problem of the organization since it is not possible to do otherwise.

Just for the records, the race was won by the ethiopian Girma Tola (a former Olympic finalist in the 10000mt at Sydney 2000 and fourth at the World Championships the previous year in Seville - in both races Haile Gebrselassie won on Paul Tergat) and here you can find the full results.

Today's race was part of the PR Race Series 2011.

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