Finally we made it to the park and I used the Porto, went to check my bag hop in the corral with 5 min to spare!
I was in corral 4 and I think there were 10 total. It was a bit confusing because there were big red signs and then small black ones. It took me a second to realize that the big ones were for tomorrow and the black one were for today. I finally figured it out so I was with the right pace of people (even though the 10 min pacer was 2 corrals up).
As we started, We went straight along the park on some rolling hills and then turned around and did the same thing. I felt pretty good but knew I needed to slow down. I moved to the side and took more walk breaks.
Around mile 2, we turned back and into the park which was beautiful but also hilly. We finally got a good downhill and then headed to the finish line where I got a shout out for my skirt.
Finish time: 33:34 for 10:49 (33:37 in 3.16 miles on Garmin)
mile splits: 10:35/10:16/11:14/9:25 (last .16)
The best part came after the race-tons of snacks and I needed them because I sweating like a beast!! I met up with some Disney friends and we waited in line to meet Amy, Shalene and Meb!! Basically the best running day of my life. I told Amy and Shalene how I watched them be completely in sync during the trials and told Meb that I race in Skechers. He thanked me for my support (like for real?!).
Looking back, I should have taken a cab or uber to the start and then walked back. I do think the hill walking definitely put more stress on my legs than I needed especially for the next day.
I would run this race again, I enjoyed the park and of course meeting the Olympians after.
Anyone else run the RnR SD 5k? What's the last 5k you did?