If you want a course that will give you a personal best, this is NOT the course. If you want a course that will give you hill training...this is the course.
I knew from the start, which was a huge downhill, that the finish...up the same hill would be difficult. Who puts a steep hill at the end of a 3, 5, 10, and 15k race???? I actually thought this was going to be a fairly flat course....boy was I wrong!!! And I only ran the 5k...people who ran the 10 and 15k got it even worse than I did. I overheard people at the finish line talking about how this is the hardest course they've run in a long time...and these are people that I know who race regularly!!!
|This should have been the sign as we approached the last 500 meters.|
I also had friends running the 10k and it was nice to see their cheering squad out on the course and at the finish line!! Since I only did the 5k, I walked back out the course and ran in with these friends and K's inlaws! I tell you....that last 200 meter push really sucked!!
|Left: me before the race|
Right: Kim and I after the race
So like I said at the start....if you want a challenge, this is the course for you!!! If you want a PB, better skip this one.