Goodies : Super soft Cotton shirt, post race light snacks, beer and bunny medal.
Weather: 55 F (12.77C ), cloudy and ocean breezy.
What I wore
I told myself to wear a tank top, but my head kept refusing to deal with the light chill. I wore a tanktop, layered with a long sleeve tech shirt, light capri leggings, my running cap and short socks. I regretted the long sleeve before mile 1.
We ran the 5K version of this race in 2015, and since then, I have wanted that Bunny Palooza 10K medal! I was supposed to run this race last year, but came down with the flu the night before and could barely get out of bed on race day.
The course is two loops of the 5K route, and I found it to me mentally challenging. The race is also mostly flat, this time I'm attaching a picture of the elevation, so there are no doubts that I do KNOW what a flat course feels like!
The race was small, about 2o0 for the 10K and 300 for the 5K. The 10K started promptly at 8:30.
Roger took off fast ahead of me, while I questioned my entire outfit as I got warm really quickly.
By the end of the first mile, I was switching my bib to my tank top and trying to not stab my boob with the safety pin.... side note: why is it a safety pin? if there is always the very high chance of hurting one self with it? Can we just call it a "might stab you if used while running pin?" too long? Ok... Let's just call them pointy bib holders.
|Can you find me? Can you find Roger?|
I ran the first loop and felt completely fine and confident. There was a woman wearing gray shorts who kept passing me, and then falling behind me. We spent the second loop of the race just pacing each other.
The second loop was emotionally exhausting! My brain kept thinking we were done running, but I kept repeating to myself, one more loop, one more loop, one more loop! Maybe it was seeing the same things twice, maybe I was just tired.
I finally passed Gray Shorts Lady on the last .20 of the race and finished at 53.21. I was so tired, and all I wanted to do was jump on the ocean and drink a margarita.
I waited for Roger by the finish line, and saw this awesome man wearing the best Easter Bunny Costume!
Roger finished a little after 1 hour.
After he cooled off and we stretched, we went to the after party and collected our water, beer and chili.
The race was well organized, well marked and there were plenty of goodies for everybody at the end of the race. Multiple water stops were well staffed.
Can you give me another name for Safety Pins?
Have you raced by a beach?
Have you done any Bunny Themed races?
Any multiple loop races advice?