This morning was the first of ten races in the Memphis Runners Track Club Road Race Series. So from now until the middle of November, I will be running in races associated with this series. Today was a 5K, and the next race in 2 weeks will also be a 5K on the same course. It is a no frills race series, but it is a testament to your dedication to complete all ten and achieve road warrior status.
This morning was hot and humid. It felt like I was running through soup. I do not have an official time, but my Nike+ watch recorded my run at 29:20, so my time should be near that. There were over 1,500 announced runners there this morning, and I saw bibs numbers even higher than that. The crowd was only bad for the first half mile or so, and then we tended to separate out to a manageable level. Overall, it was a good run today despite the heat and humidity.
There isn’t really much more to say about the run being that it was a no frills 5K with rolling hills. There were two water stops along the course and fruit, water, Nuun, and cookies available at the finish.