Spring Racing Season


Spring is in the air and with it comes the multitude of races and outdoor activities.  Although we have about another week to go till we can officially say “bye-bye” to winter, this past weekend was a glorious one.

Georgetown 10 miler, March 2013I began my Saturday morning running the inaugural Georgetown 10-Miler.  The morning started out a little chilly, but about halfway through I was a little toasty in my gear.  It was a neat race since it was an out and back run along on the Capital Crescent Trail starting in Georgetown.  I met up with a coworker and ran until the turnaround point with him at mile 5.  Georgetown 10 miler, March 2013 2

Aside from a bad side cramp that came on around mile four, I enjoyed the beauty of the morning.   There were some rocks to contend with but overall my knees appreciated the fact that I was running on a softer surface.  Overall, I finished right under the 1:30 mark so decent time for not much training and something I can strive to beat at the Cherry Blossom run in April.

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I will say that it was a decently managed run for being on a trail.  I expected the trail to be more crowded than it was but people were courteous and not pushy and there was a good bit of thinning out at the halfway mark.  I’m sure the runners and bikers who decided it was a good morning to hit the trails were not so pleased when hundreds of runners took over.  But the DC Running Club did a good job at capping this race to a manageable size.  I even got a little medal to boot!

After the race I was excited to have 30 minutes left on my parking meter, so I called my mom and we chatted while I sat in the brilliant sun alongside DC’s Waterfront area overlooking the Potomac River.  Yes, these are the kinds of days I live for.

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About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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