In order to get the last race for my running club’s Grand Prix Series, I ran a Wild Mile this morning! This was the first time I ran a 1 mile race and I have to say it was fun! I’m not big on short distance races and totally prefer slow and long, but due to the fact it was with costumes, it was awesome!
Guess what I dressed up as???
I’m all for feeling comfortable and being goofy. This was perfect! Great costume to run in.
I meet with a few ladies from my running club and we first watched the men heat.
After that it was our turn! And off we went!
I never did this distance in a race, plus I wasn’t sure how my Achilles tendon is doing, so I started without a plan. After a little while, I realized it hurts either way, so why not run as fast as I can!
The course was not flat and also thanks to “Frankenstorm” it was a little windy, but other than that it was fun!
I finished in 7:28, not too bad. This will give me a base line for next year! Yes, that’s right, I will be back next year!
Here are the official results:
I finished the Wild Mile on Oct 28, 2012 with a time of 00:07:28. In heat#2, I placed 17 of 38 runners, 17 of 38 Female runners and 5 of 11 in the Women 30-39 division. I scored 962 Grand Prix points in this race.
Weather on Race day was 57 degrees, cloudy.
And the best part…
Have you done a 1 mile race? Did you like it?
How about running in a costume? What was your favorite one so far?