"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

sabato 19 novembre 2011

Cranberry Crawl 10K - Washington DC

It was a nice weather to race this morning in DC. With temperatures in the mid 40's, a warm sun rising from the east and the usual breeze in Hans Point, it felt really great to finally go out for a run.

The Cranberry Crawl is part of the holiday series of 5K/8K/10K races organized by Potomac Valley Track Club to honor its founder Ed Barron. The five races included in the series are the By George in February, the Easter Classic in late March, the Go Fourth in July, the Cranberry Crawl in November, and the Christmas Caper in December. None of the races have ad-laden T-shirts, but there are refreshments and holiday-themed food awards such as cherry pies for George Washington's Birthday ( ... for this race guess what ... a cranberry loaf).

We started at 8 right across East Potomac Park Golf Course, and we ran along Ohio Drive SW for 2 laps of the out and back course.

I challenged myself by acting as a rabbit/pacer for Todd in his attempt to establish his new PR and to break the 36 minutes mark; and we made it ... it was fun !

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