Last Thursday I ran in the Ohio Michigan 8K, an evening race, that happened to be hotter than hell. And to my recollection, it was hotter than all get out last year as well.
Even with the simplicity of this course, I really love this race. I like how easy it is to get around (not get lost), and it is a fun distance to run. I even made a new (old) friend at this race! Jen and I met around mile 2 and pushed each other until the finish line! Come to find out that we are facebook friends already, weird, right? So we paced together really well and I think I have a future running buddy in her.
At the end of the race I was beat. I knew I didn’t beat my time from the race last year (59 minutes) but I did only slow down by 5 minutes (1:04) and since I have not really been training to the best of my ability, I am pretty happy with that time.
All in all a great race that I will gladly run each year!