2016 Berlin Marathon Expo + Good News + Spectating

This year the Berlin Marathon Expo also known as the Expo BERLIN VITAL was held at the Station de Berlin.  In previous years the expo was located at an old airport hanger (which looked so cool). I am not sure why they changed the location, but Station de Berlin is much closer to the city center.  Here is an excerpt from their website for a little history 101: 

The history of STATION-Berlin begins around the same time as the birth of Thomas Mann, the great German author. The grand opening of the Dresdener Bahnhof took place on this site on June 17, 1875. The station was the starting point and destination of the new Berlin – Dresden – Berlin railway line, which was 12 kilometers shorter than the old connection. The station served trains headed to Dresden as well as the through-coaches continuing to Vienna and Prague.

Source: Station Berlin 

Under the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the site was rededicated in 1907. Thereafter, it served as the Postbahnhof, supplying Berlin for the next 90 years with packages and goods imported from throughout the entire world. During the postwar period, when Germany was divided into East and West, the train station attained special significance: it was the end stop for one of the most important arteries that connected West Berlin to West Germany. 

There were three opportunities to attend the expo.  

  • Thursday Sept. 22, 2016 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday Sept. 23, 2016 11:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cliff and I decided it would be fun to pick up my bib even though I was not running + I wanted to make sure my champion timing chip was returned so I was not charged.  I debated whether to attend the expo Thursday or Friday afternoon (earlier = less crowded), but decided on Friday after our half day city tour.  Marathon Tours arranged to have our group dropped off at the expo, which was really nice.  I made sure I had my passport and Berlin Marathon start card with me – which was sent about 2.5 weeks before marathon weekend.  Marathon Tip #1: Make sure you check you spam folder.  

Entrance to the expo! 

Where do we go? 

This is where I had to split from Cliff (different from Chicago and New York). He was allowed to go into the expo area, but could not accompany me to the bib pickup section.  Marathon Tip #2: If this happens to you, make sure you designate a meet up spot because the expo is crowded and there is no free wifi. 

Once I entered the building I was given a wristband so I had access to all things marathon.  How cool is this machine? The cloth wristband was on top, I slid my hand through the band, and the machine secured it for me.  

So bright and airy! This was a long hall.  I was confused at first because the booths did not have numbers corresponding to my bib number.  Where should I go? 

Turns out I could get in line anywhere (as long as it said running because they were also distributing the bibs for the inline skating marathon). Marathon Tip #3: Walk towards the back of the hall, there were plenty of booths with little to no lines.

Now onto the cool part. How did they distribute bibs without assigning numbers to particular booths? The volunteer scanned my start card and my information appeared on the screen.  I verified the information was correct as she looked at my identification. 

Here is the best part….they print your bib right there!! Cool, right? The only weird thing is the size of the bib – it is huge! 

After I picked up my bib, I went to the information area to find out where I could return my champion chip.  The volunteer delivered some surprising news.  She told me I was likely eligible for a medical deferral.  What a what?! I had no idea this existed.  I was directed to the medical area in the expo area and they had a doctor on staff to assess if a runner was eligible for a medical deferral.  I was taken behind a curtain where the doctor could exam my foot.  I also gave him my paperwork from Georgetown Hospital.  “Yeah you can not run” and he signed off that I could receive an entry for next year. Woo hoo! I did not expect that at all.  I returned my bib, chip and wristband to the staff. 

The expo was large (spanned a few rooms), but was too crowded for my liking.  I ran into Sheena, which was nice meeting her for the first time.  You may have noticed I did not pick up a race shirt.  The Berlin Marathon entry does not come with a shirt, it is an add on which you can pre-pay in advance.  I was told there would be plenty of merchandise at the expo (there was), so I did not pre-pay for a shirt or jacket. I’m glad I did that.  

Everyone was given huge plastic bags when we entered bib pickup area.  It came with body wash, sponge (you can carry it with you during the marathon) and beef jerky.  I had no idea Adidas was in the body wash business.  

The Berlin Marathon was held on Sunday September 25.  Several of my Oiselle friends/teammates were running, so I let them know Cliff and I would be cheering for them around the 38K mark, which happened to be outside our hotel!  We had a free breakfast everyday at the hotel, so we snuck a few alot of bananas back into our room for the marathoners.  

When we left the hotel for spectating, we saw this nice set up for the runners. Bananas, sports drink, water, and oh of course… beer! I thought that was a really nice touch. 

We walked around the corner to our cheering spot and I realized I forgot the bananas.  Cliff ran back to the hotel to get them so I wouldn’t have to walk more than I needed to.  It was bittersweet to watch the runners near the 24 mile mark.  I teared up a little bit thinking I should have been out there (well…technically I would have been at the half way mark at that point haha).  I composed myself and watched the runners go by – for a stretch I knew all of them would get BQ times.  

I saw Torrie, Lena, Sheena and Tami.  Spectating was fun and tiring!  I thanked Cliff for spectating two marathons.  He must get super tired when he spectates because he meets me 3-4 times along the course.  

Watching a World Major Marathon was inspiring! 

Bananas anyone? We successfully gave away all the bananas we hoarded.  

Next up, my travel recaps! There will be four of them 🙂 

Bananas on the course – take them or leave them? 

Have you received any fun items in your swag bag recently? 

Before the Fall – My 2016 Berlin Marathon Countdown

Editor’s Note: Hello everyone! Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  The 2017 Berlin Marathon lottery results will be announced over the next two days, how exciting! I thought it would be a good time to share my 2016 Berlin Marathon Countdown post that I prepared before the marathon.  I was planning on sharing it before our flight to Germany, but we all know what happened the night before.  I have some fun posts lined up (foot update, bird camp, running plans, travel recaps, and tons of race recaps) over the next couple of weeks.  Enjoy! 

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Five days until the 43rd Berlin Marathon! The past two years I’ve written a series of countdown posts ahead of the 2014 New York City Marathon and 2015 Chicago Marathon specific to logistics, packing, motivation and the oh so important race day outfit.  Since I had my unplanned (lengthy) blogging hiatus, I will be writing one super post for Berlin.  

Image: BMW Berlin Marathon

Logistics

  • Flights – I started researching prices early on.  I referenced Kayak, downloaded Hopper, and searched flights using different arrival destinations in Germany.  For example: Was it significantly less to book a roundtrip ticket to Munich and take the train to Berlin? Was the price differential worth the cost of a ticket and time? One of my friends found $500 RT tickets from California to Nuremberg in June.  I booked our tickets in March from Washington Dulles and it was approximately $700 RT per person.  
  • Hotel – Lucky for me, this was all organized through Marathon Tours & Travel.  We will be staying at the Grand Hyatt Berlin, which is about a 15-20 minute walk to the start.  The Marathon Tour package includes the bib entry (if not through the lottery), lodging, welcome reception, breakfast, half day city tour ending at the expo, transportation to the Breakfast Run and a pasta dinner.  I am looking forward to the stay, my friend JR highly recommended them. 
  • Expo – This year the expo will be held at the Station Berlin, with opening ours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are going to pick up my bib and timing chip <–yes timing chip on Thursday afternoon after we arrive.  Initially we were planning on going Friday afternoon after the tour, but I figured it would be more crowded then.  
  • Breakfast Run 6K – Is a free run held the day before the marathon. It starts at Schloss Charlottenburg and ends at the Olympic Stadium, where Jesse Owens won his gold medals! As the name suggests, a breakfast is available after the race.  I imagine it will be light and easy fair such as bread and fruit. We will see.  
  • Post Berlin – The day after the marathon, we will leave Berlin for Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Fussen and Munich.  I will post travel recaps once I return.  

Packing

I tweaked my packing list a bit.  Perishables are out – I plan on buying them in Berlin…or…snag a few extra bananas/bread from my hotel’s breakfast buffet 😉 My trusty foam roller did not make the list.  We traveling for more than a week, so I needed extra space in my suitcase.  I am packing my Roll Recovery instead.  

Motivation

love race recaps! There are a number of Berlin Marathon recaps on the web, but not as plentiful as Chicago and New York. Can’t wait to add mine to the interwebs soon 🙂  Here were the ones I found most informative/interesting: 

Race Day Outfit

Five day forecast states it will be 73F, another warm up. Oh man!  

This means I’m going to rule out my Oiselle singlet – I prefer wearing it in cooler weather for longer distances.  I think I may wear it for the Breakfast Run though. 

Here is the winner: 

Oiselle Winona Tank | Black Joggings | Brooks Adrenalines GTS

I will also bring a visor, arm sleeves, poncho, throwaway clothes, and a gold headband.  See what I did there? I wanted to coordinate with the Germany flag colors of red, yellow (gold is yellow’s sparkly older sister, right?) and black. 

Did you enter the 2017 Berlin Marathon lottery? 

Do you have any races left this year? 

Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland – Goodbye Germany

Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland – Goodbye Germany! Whenever I say goodbye in German I automatically think of Heidi Klum at the end of a Project Runway episode.  Anyways… I’m back home (we actually returned home Friday evening).  Overall it was a fun trip despite the bum foot.

Toeing the Berlin Marathon blue line.   

Next week I’ll share my marathon planning post and my travel recaps (including all things Berlin Marathon and some exciting news I learned while I was there).  My foot is feeling much better each day, but there is still some slight pain when I flex or put weight on it.  I actually have Oiselle’s Southern Bird Camp (aka adult running camp/retreat) this weekend (planned on attending almost a year ago). What timing right? I emailed the director and told him I would likely stick to walking and if my foot does feel better, maybe work up to a mile.  Luckily there are other activities that I will be able to partake in that is not all running.  Don’t worry, I’ll make sure to ease into things.  I do not want to re-injure the foot. 

What’s new? 

Did you ever watch Project Runway? 

 

Berlin Marathon Update

Hello from Berlin.  I have a mini update for everyone.  If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the below picture on Wednesday morning.  What happened?!

Tuesday evening I was going downstairs to throw the trash away (gotta keep the fruit flies away).  I was on the third to last step and, for some reason, I thought it was the last one.  I stepped down, anticipating the floor, and I fell.  The top left foot bore the weight of my fall.  There were sharp pains, accompanied with loud screams, and I laid on the floor for about ten minutes.  I got up carefully and walked upstairs to ice my foot.  I told Cliff what happened and he came over to drive me to the hospital   

When Cliff picked me up it was painful to put any weight on my left foot + it was swollen.  We arrived at Georgetown University Hospital around 10:30PM and left over five hours later.  I had multiple crying episodes (including the ugly ones) while I waited for the doctor and x-rays.  The doctor said I did not have any broken or fractured bones, but I had a foot sprain.  She confirmed what I did not want to hear – no running.  It was okay to travel, but make sure to keep it easy on the foot.  

So that is that, I am not running the Berlin Marathon. We had an option of staying home since I purchased trip insurance, but once I was given the okay to travel I knew I wanted to go.  If I stayed home, I would have had a week and a half pity party.  We will enjoy our vacation and cheer on my Oiselle pals (Torrie, Sheena, Tami, Lara, Jacqui, Melinda, Lena, Jessica, Stephanie).  I know I will be a little sad come Sunday morning (all that training + years worth of excitement), but I would have been a whole lot sadder if I ran and further injured my foot. 

Forty-eight hours later, I can put weight on my left foot and walk slowly.  It is feeling a lot better, but there is some pain when I flex it or move it certain ways.  I’m hoping it will feel even better in two days so I could maybe walk in the Breakfast Run (marathon shake-out event).  My foot as of Friday morning (look away if you do not like bruising): 

Thank you for all your kind notes, messages and texts! I was planning on sharing a countdown post that discussed logistics and details of my trip/marathon weekend, but figured an update would be more appropriate. I will share it when I return. 

 

 

2016 Annapolis Running Classic A-Team + Discount!

This past May the Annapolis Running Classic team asked if I was interested in returning as an Annapolis Running Classic Ambassador Team member aka the A-Team (search #NapRunATeam on social media). Of course I accepted! 

The Annapolis Running Classic will be held on Saturday November 19, 2016.  There is a post race party with soup, beer and oysters.  I ran this race for the first time in the fall of 2013 – when I started getting into running again and blogging and again last year.  This year I signed up for the 10K, which was sold out in 2015! Below is more information about the race and a 10% discount code.  

When: November 19, 2016

Where: Annapolis, Maryland

Length: 10K or Half Marathon

Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Annapolis/AnnapolisRunningClassic

Code: JENNIFERRUNNING16  for 10% OFF! 

You can find more information about the race here: 

Hope to see you there in November running the 10K or the half! 

Have you ever participated in the Annapolis Running Classic? 

Are you signed up for this year’s race? 

Disclosure: As an Annapolis Running Classic Ambassador I receive a complimentary race entry.  All thoughts and opinions on the blog are my own.

Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

Jennifer’s back, tell a friend! Sorry for the corniness I couldn’t resist a little Eminem.

I can’t believe I went (blogger) MIA! As most of you know, I started a new job in April. I thought a mini blogging hiatus may occur (mini as in a couple weeks) so I could acclimate to the new role and organization.  Well a couple weeks turned into a month, which turned into a couple months, and now five months. Don’t worry, I’m not working 24/7, I just got into the habit of not blogging.  Here is a quick recap of what I would have shared:  

Marathon Training 
Check and check! In fact, we leave for Berlin this Wednesday. I’ll share some additional details about that tomorrow.  While I’m a little sad I don’t have a week by week recap of my training, I’ve captured it in my running log I share with Mollie.  

  • I typically run 5x/week – 2 speed-type runs, 2 easy/recovery and 1 long run 
  • I think I’ve hit 90% of my workouts, not at 100%…I’ll recheck my log later
  • Long runs topped at 16 miles with multiple cycles 
  • Jennifer the “lone wolf” returned and a majority of my long runs were solo. Courtney + Leeann…I’m gonna make ARRC happen this winter 

Races
I’ve run 9 races this year (there were some DNS due to illness and oversleeping) compared to 24 races this time last year. My fall/winter should pick up, but I should finish well below my 30+ count I had in 2015 (which was needed). 

  • April – Redskins Draft Day 5K with Laurie 
  • May – Teens Run DC 5K with Courtney and Ivey 
  • May – Frederick Half Marathon Relay with Emily
  • May – Fit Foodie 5K with my mom, Caitlin, Mar and Kathryn
  • June- Covered Bridges Half Marathon with my mom 
Fitness
This year I opted out of personal training sessions and I notice a difference with my overall fitness and strength (I tire more quickly during my runs).  Those sessions held me accountable with weight and strength training and HIIT workouts.  Less weight/HIIT workouts + driving to work (sometimes) + overindulging (office snacks) = extra pounds…ugh! I’m going to reset once I get back from Berlin and touch on it more during my lessons learned.  
 
While I’ve been inconsistent with those workouts, I have been cross training (spinning, barre, reformer). Here are some highlights: 

Source: Pilates ProWorks Alexandria 

  • Zengo cycling and brunch with Mar
  • FlyWheel classes at their new City Center studio 
  • Tried Solidcore with Emily….ummm soo HARD! 
  • Checked out another new reformer studio in Alexandria, Pilates ProWorks.. I would describe it as Solidcore Junior
Fun
A hodge podge of fun from the past few months: 
  • Celebrated Cliff’s Masters graduation from Georgetown in May 
  • Traveled to Austin for a wedding…I use to babysit the bride…who has completed multiple Ironmans! We stayed at the Lakeway Resort and Spa, it was beautiful. 

  • Met Joshua Molina aka Will Bailey (West Wing) aka David Rosen (Scandal) at the airport, he was so nice
  • Attended Oiselle Happy Hour and BBQ <-which included horses and donkeys! 
  • Went to the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Pops House of Cards in Concert
  • Visited my good friends in Richmond and met their adorable pug
  • Started bullet journaling 
  • Saw the new Jason Bourne movie at Atlantic Plumbing Theater in the Shaw neighborhood of DC.. so nice! 
  • Watched Game of Thrones, Polo, Sopranos, Stranger Things and Narcos 
  • My bangs are back
Food
Of course…I would not leave this out 🙂 Unfortunately my beloved Samsung 4 died on me a few weeks ago, so I lost a lot of my photos (they were not backed up to the cloud)..for now.  So alot of my food and running pics are temporarily missing.  

  • Ate oodles of (ramen) noodles at Chaplins and Haikan…the latter is owned by the same team at Daikaya 
  • Had a delicious dinner at Tail Up Goat – which was nominated as one of the Best New Restaurants of 2016. If you go try the lamb, you will not regret it.  
  • Discovered Takorean right by my DC office and one is opening up in my neighborhood soon
  • Tried District Taco for the first time ever with Kelly 

Okay, that is a wrap! My goal is to make blogging a habit again, I missed it! I am going to aim for at least two posts a week and increase it if I can.. I have so much content I like to share.  

Shoutout to Julie for her first half post baby, Kathryn on her RnR Philly PR, and Cynthia and Tracy’s Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City finish.  Also congrats to Brittney on finishing her first 20 mile training run for Chicago.  Check out her hilarious Instagram post on how to make an ice bath without any ice. 

What are you training for this fall? 

How how was your summer? 

 

Catching Up!

Hi Hi – Happy Monday!  I was on a blogging roll for a couple of weeks, then it got a little quiet around here.  I thought I would catch you all up: 

  • The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are in bloom.  Aren’t they pretty?  I prefer them over the Yoshino cherry blossoms. Thanks to Mandy for the Blossom 101 🙂
  • Work has been crazy the past two weeks..hence the lack of blogging, replying, commenting, and running 🙁 
  • Why so bananas? I gave my two weeks because I HAVE A NEW JOB! Same industry/job, new company. 
  • Today was my first day and I learned the company reimburses employees three running races (up to $30 each) <–Ummm… awesome!
  • In local news, read the cutest post today -> 90-Something Book Lovers Go On A Blind Date At Politics & Prose

I may be a little slower to respond/post the next couple of weeks…didn’t want to leave you all hanging.  

CONGRATS to all the Boston Marathoners!! 

 

Friday Five – Favorite Water Bottles

Happy Fri-yay! I’m en route to Cincinnati, Ohio – my first time in the Buckeye State! Cliff’s cousin is having her wedding reception this weekend so we are road tripping there (yes we like to drive haha).  Today I am sharing five of my favorite water bottles (non-running) and linking up with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia.  Totally counts under the theme of food + drink, right? 😉 

1. S’well + S’ip by S’well Bottles 

S’well water bottles have been popping up everywhere the past couple of years. They keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours + they do not sweat. I love mine and use it in the office.  A couple of weeks ago I was pleased to find out that the company rolled out a new line at Target called S’ip by S’well.  They hold 15oz and come in a variety of prints (note – the website says the bottles will keep drinks at the right temperature, but does not specify the time like S’well).  

I picked up these..and no they are not all for me.  I am keeping the pineapple one 🙂 

2. Lululemon Glass Water Bottle

Cliff bought me a Lululemon Glass Water Bottle (has a rubbery sleeve) – I usually rotate this between the office and barre class, my co-workers probably think I have a problem 😛 How many water bottles can a girl have? 

3. Nuun Water Bottles 

I do like picking up the commemorative Nuun bottles – I have ones from New York, Chicago, Marine Corps and Shamrock. They bring back many memories when I use them (usually during spin class).  

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4. O2COOL Mist ‘N Sip Water Bottle 

A couple years ago my brother bought me an O2COOL Mist ‘N Sip water bottle for Christmas. Part water bottle and part mister, there is a trigger that squirts mist.  I’ve brought this along for hikes during the summer months.  

5. Whole Foods Wide Mouth Water Bottle (BPA Free) 

Last year I purchased this water bottle at the Whole Food’s flagship store in Austin, Texas. It holds 32oz of water and I like using it for hot yoga. 

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I do have a bunch of freebie water bottles from races and running stores sitting in my kitchen cupboards…I should use the KonMarie Method and throw them out (I just finished The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing by Marie Kondo).  

Do you have multiple water bottles? 

What is your favorite? (Running or non-running) 

 

 

Running the USA + DC

Yesterday I had dinner with my friends Nathasha (check out her blog Running the States) and Emily.  You probably remember them from my Charleston and Philadelphia Love Run recaps (Rehoboth coming soon).  It it always super fun catching up with them – life, work, travel, and of course running! We have some 2017 plans sketched out that I am very excited about, one that hopefully includes a west coast visit. Okay, Jennifer…so how is this related to this post? 

PS – Thanks to the Mar for the map hookup! 
PPS – Thanks to Kathleen for proofing my map 🙂

One of my lifetime goals is to run a half or full in every state, so a lot of our chit chat revolved around races in different states (Nathasha also has the same goal…hence her blog title).  I’ve alluded to it in the past, but never wrote a post about it until now.  So far I have run 4 marathons and 25 half marathons, but have only covered 9 states and the District of Columbia (repeat states). 

States completed are shaded in blue and states planned for 2016 are shaded in grey.  I have a 50 States tab in my header that will keep track of my progress and point to my race recaps (tagging them is a work in progress).  I have a wish list spreadsheet, but always interested to hear what others have done and their recommendations.  

Do you have any race recommendations? (specially for the states in white) 

Do you have the same or similar goal? 

2016 St. Pat’s Run 5K Race Recap

St. Patrick’s Day races – they are always fun and festive. Pacers Running typically hosts their St. Patrick’s themed race the first weekend of March in Washington, DC. 

Image: Pacers Running

I’ve participated in their races for the past two years: 

Last year was the inaugural running of the 5K and 10K.  The course was moved from Pennsylvania/Capitol area to the Mall/Tidal Basin.  You may recall it was snowing last year – which made the course a bit treacherous towards the end. 

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I wanted a second chance at the Double (run the 5K followed by the 10K) since my 10K was a bit of a disaster last year.  

Packet Pickup

Per usual I picked up my bib at my local Pacer’s store the Friday before the race.  I went after work and was in and out in less than 10 minutes (which included picking up my friend’s bibs).  This year runners could opt out of a technical shirt and choose a $10 Pacers gift card during registration – yes please! This girl did not need another shirt 🙂 

Race Goals (“A” least probable and “C” most probable)

The St. Pat’s race would serve as a tune up/training run for the Gate River Run 15K, which was held the following weekend.  

  • A – 1:47:50 or 11:34 min/mile <- my 2015 Clarendon Day Double total) 
  • B – 1:52:10 or or 12:03 min/mile <- my 2015 St. Pat’s Day Double total) 
  • C – 1:56:15 or or 12:30 min/mile  

My overarching goal for the race was to run consistent splits for both the 5K and 10K, which is why I used a total time goal.  I thought I would finish somewhere between my “A” and “B” goals, based on my recent training runs. 

St.Pat’s 5K and 10K

Crossed out 10K, what happened?! The night before the race I had some stomach cramps, ugh.  There was no change the next morning, what is a girl to do?  I popped some Advil and walked downtown. Sometimes exercise makes the cramps go away, so I figured I would give the 5K a shot and reassess how I felt afterwards.  

Everyone magically appeared! I love all the green. 

I  met up with my friends, Susan, Jenn and Brett<–photo cred, thanks! 

The race started at 8:15AM and followed the same course as last year – west on Independence Avenue, pass the Memorial Bridge, around the Tidal Basin and back to the Mall (same finish area as Cherry Blossom – hill included). 

Image: Pacers St. Pats 5K

Ready for the start! I saw Colleen and her daughter Avery right after I crossed the starting mat.  

I ran the first mile with Brett (who ended up with a PR) and saw Colleen and her daughter a After the turnaround, I told him to run ahead without me.  

  • Mile 1: 12:00 Twelve-zero-zero, how cool is that….my tummy 🙁
  • Mile 2: 12:21  Yeah…it’s not going away
  • Mile 3: 12:27 Want to curl up in a fetal position

The cramps did not go away.  It was one of the races in which I was looking at my Garmin the entire time – wanted it to be over (and I love this course).  Jenn met me on top of the “hill” and I even had to walk a little bit before heading downhill.  I finished with an official time of 38:49 or 12:30 min/mile (funny..right where I wanted to be).  

My body was going to fight me if I ran the 10K, so I collected my 5K medal (new this year) and went home.  

Final Thoughts 

  • Thank you Mother Nature for no snow/ice/sleet. 
  • love that Pacers now offers a $10 gift certificate in lieu of a technical shirt (which was cute). 
  • Different color bibs for 5K, 10K and Double runners. 
  • Another well organized event. 
  • There were medals for all participants this year (they were only given to Double participants last year).  5K or 10K runners received the medal shown above.  Double runners received an additional medal.  
  • Flat, fast course – PRs are made here. 
  • Free photos by Swim Bike Run Photography
  • There is also a kid’s dash.  

 Maybe third times a charm? I’m gonna get you next year St. Pat’s Double! 

Did you run the Pacers St. Pat’s 5K or 10K? 

Are you running any Doubles this year?