This morning was my first non-virtual race of the year. The plan was to volunteer beforehand and then pace my clients. I’m not sure I’ve ever had so much fun at a race!
I worked packet pickup, but ended up being the door holder with C.Mom at the entry to the restaurant. Holy 1.5 hours of cold wind! I was dressed a bit warm to run, but not nearly warm enough for where I was standing. I had a great time and loved the opportunity to talk to C.Mom as I hadn’t really seen her since I paced her at the half marathon last fall, but I was so cold I was shaking uncontrollably and I lost feeling in my feet. I did get to see Dash and Emily (who totally rocked the race.)
I met up with my clients and my assistant coach, C, right before the race. C was racing it and then going to swing back and finish with us. The rest of us headed out at a nice pace and took the hill in stride (this is a great race for negative splits LOL.) At about a mile, one of my runners was running really strong, so she and I forged ahead. She held a great pace the whole way and kicked it in for about a 31 minute finish! C grabbed the other two and they raced in just a minute or so behind us! Woohoo!!! I’m so proud of all of them!
By the time I got home, one of my clients had already emailed us all about running another race in early March. Welcome to endorphins, my drug of choice. ;o)
16 thoughts on “Love the Run You’re With 5k Race Report”
very cool. sounds like the best of all worlds! good job, coach.
I probably walked right past you when I went into Champs to pick up some safety pins lol…I thought it was supposed to be really nice today…no sun and wind make it feel cold. Great run though 🙂
congrats to your runners!
i'm sorry I missed you but this sounds like a great day for you! congrats to your clients!
Love that you're already getting excited runners for another race. We were watching MTV's, I Used to be Fat, and the girl did her first 5k. Immediately after finishing she was talking about doing her next one. Gotta love it!!
It was WAY colder than I expected this morning. Brrrr. Congrats your your clients! A successful race is SUCH a high!
Awesome all around! So jealous you got to meet Dash!
Sounds like an awesome run!
so glad i got to finally meet you today!
Sounds like you had a great time! Awesome! Glad you got to meet Em!
Congrats Coach! Glad you survived the volunteering, I don't know how you East Coasters do it!Have a great week!
I agree – volunteering is almost more fun than racing… hang out with a bunch of runner all day… but no pre-race nerves or post race nausea. Total WIN WIN. Super cool about your clients too… GOOD JOB COACH!
Sounds like a great race experience! Congrats to all your clients!
That sounds like a TERRIFIC day! Congrats coach, volunteer and runner!
It was so nice to finally meet you, it's funny because I thought you were taller too! 🙂 (could it be because I always see you next to your kids!)
What a cute name for a race!