Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Love Run 2 Mile run Recap

Race Info
Date: February 11 at 10:00 am
Price : $20
Weather : cool 35, light wind.

I have wanted to do this race since 2015, but my schedule didn't allow for it. But this year was my time to run it!

The thought of a 2 mile race sounded easy... until we arrived to Mesiah College and saw the hills on campus!

Registration was easy, and I got a long sleeve shirt, which I wasn't expecting, it was a nice surprise!

The race is also a costume contest, there were a few couples dressed on couple costumes. There was a girl wearing flowers all over and the guy that she was with was wearing a heart shaped chocolate box on his head, and had chocolate candy taped all over his body. There was also a girl wearing a long gown and the guy that she was with was wearing a suit and a church made out of a box on his head.

As we lined up for the start of the race, I wondered how they would be able to run on those costumes, but told myself to be ready to be surprise... and I was!
 
** Note to self: Racing alongside college kids is rough! they are on top shape and run fast **

We took off through the hill campus, and I told myself to warm up slowly, but the excitement of the race got me. The first .25 mile we were running downhill, which made my legs very tired.

The guy from the couple wearing flowers and chocolates kept losing his chocolates as his ran, I wanted to pick them up, but I also didn't want to stop running.

I was overly confident that I would be passing more people after the first mile, at least the couple on the formal outfits, but that didn't happen... overconfidence is a big liar!

I crossed the finish line at 16.55! and formal outfit couple came in way ahead of me. I was really blown away, but I'm always blown away at people who can wear uncomfortable clothes to run.

The couple on formal outfits ... you can see the box on the guy's head.


The race was small, short and hilly. I would love to be back next year to race it again!


Can you run in a dress?
Have you ever done a Valentine's day theme race?
is 2 miles an odd distance?


12 comments:

  1. I think this is the first time I've heard of a 2 mile race! The costumes sound fun. I've only run in costumes that are made from actual running clothes. I can't imagine running in formal attire but I'm impressed with people who can do it.

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    1. It was a lot of fun! I can barely imagine running in running clothes!

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  2. I love a race where people can dress up. It always keeps it interesting!
    Our local races always attract a lot of college kids and high school kids that are on the track team and they are super speedy. They always make me feel slow even if I'm having a "fast" race!

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    1. I love dress up races too!

      Track kids are super fast! they need their own category for age group awards!

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  3. For me, the shorter the distance the tougher the race. Two miles would give me the hurls, no doubt. You're so right about kids being fast, especially at that distance! As soon as you get into the 10k distances, they tend to poop out after the first 10 minutes.

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    1. You are right! the shorter the race, the most energy that goes into it!

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  4. 2 miles is a weird distance! I'd run it though because I never have and it would give me an instant PR!

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    1. Instant PR is the best reason to run a race!!

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  5. 2 miles is definitely a weird distance. I wonder why they decided to make it 2 miles instead of a 5K. Maybe the weird distance attracts more people since it's unique!

    I cannot imagine running in a dress like that woman is wearing, mostly because it would make me so HOT down here! The idea of having my entire body covered while running sounds awful!

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    1. I don't know why it's 2 miles, there is enough space to make it a 3, but it is quite hilly!

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  6. Oh man, there are tons of local college and high school athletes at lots of my races and they do NOT joke around. They are so fast!

    Way to go on your finish...sub-17 minutes for 2 miles is awesome!!

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    1. Thank you!!

      Im starting to miss my college days of moving faster!

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