I had to participate last year virtually due to a conflict; I was happy to participate in person this year.
Training & Goals
I've been having a lot of knee pain. I meant to try easy run:walk intervals as my knees would allow.
Race Day: November 5, 2023
This race takes place on the Cross-Seminole Trail from Front Running Sports in Lake Mary. It's a familiar out-and-back course on a popular multi-use trail that several local races use. It's an easy 15 minute drive from home and I was able to find a great parking spot, pick up my packet, and stow my stuff before the race started. I had bad timing as I apparently missed our club group photos by a minute.
Mile 1: 14:57
After a short walking warm-up, I mixed in some short running spurts, but my knees weren't having it.
Mile 2: 14:52
I did my best power walk for miles 2 and 3.
Mile 3+: 15:11, 2:19
There were a lot of walkers on the course, so I didn't feel too alone.
This is a good race that supports a great cause. It's a nice run on a beautiful local trail. Recommended.
Chip time: 47:15
Placement details: 5/11 in Age Group, 155th out of 200 finishers.
Race Amenities: Tech unisex t-shirt and finisher medal for all.
All photos (c) Almost There Photography