Saturday, July 26, 2008

Torchlight Run 5k Results

Location: Seattle, WA
Official time: 27:29
Chip time: 27:01
Pace/mile: 8:41/mile

Overall: NA
Gender Place: 103
Age Place: NA

I love summer holidays and any excuse for a parade in Seattle. Seafair has a variety of activities and event in the 2 months leading up to Seafair Weekend, or the first week in August. One of the events is the Torchlight run and parade in downtown. You can either run the 8k or the 5k, which are run on the Viaduct, and have GORGEOUS views of the harbor.

This was a good and bad race. Pro: awesome race, easy course an great views. Con: VERY poorly executed. Not only did they loose my bib number, but they were out of small shirts (which I pre-ordered) and I barely had time to get in line before the gun went off. I also had to hold my bib since there were no more safety pins. I also failed to get a good picture of the race.

Luckily the parade and Torchlight Party that I held later that night made up for it :)

Can you find me?

Finish line (yes, I beat her!)

Torchlight parade from my apartment
Gotta love the Seafair Pirates and Seagals!

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July Fun Run 5k Results

Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Official time: 33:17
Chip time: NA
Pace/mile: 10:42/mile

Overall: 292/389
Gender Place: 122:181
Age Place: 13/17

I absolutely LOVE the 4th of July, so I was pretty excited for this race (there is a 1 mile option as well). If you are unfamiliar with Bainbridge Island, the town shuts down for the fourth and has a parade and street fair during the day, then everyone goes to parties or watches the fireworks from Seattle. Of course, you have to stop by San Carlos for one a few margaritas too.

This 5k was MUCH more difficult than I expected. You start going slightly downhill, then run a few tenths of a mile going steadily uphill (this was really long, at least half a mile). There is a long decline, then followed by a hellish hill up High School Road. Needless to say, I wasn't expecting the hills! My time is proof I wasn't ready for this:

At least I can wear my shirt with pride! No worries, I had a few margs post-race. Ill be ready the next time!