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Pacers Love the Run You’re With 5k

12 Feb

Once again, Pacers Running shows why it is the local force in race planning and management.  Despite a touch of inclement weather and freezing cold temperatures, today’s race went off without a hitch!  The course was cleared of snow and ice, and was well salted before the gun (which, other race organizers should note: went off on time!). 

Lining up for the Start!

This is my second year racing this “down and back” course, so I knew what to expect:  a downhill sloping first half, followed by a pretty tedious uphill second half…with a fast flat sprint to the finish.  I noticed a number of runners who didn’t anticipate the challenge of the long hill between miles 2-3, and ended up walking or stopping briefly to catch a breath.  This course was definitely no joke! 

If you’re looking for results, click here.  I’ve also heard that my favorite local race photographer, SWIM/BIKE/RUN Photography was out snapping shots.  Can’t wait to see them!

I think that’s a “Yes”

Love the Run You’re With is a Valentine’s Day-themed race, so it was no surprise that there was not one, but TWO engagements at the finish line.   Runners getting hitched!  How adorable!

Speaking of relationships, my husband and I celebrated 10 years of being together with this fun 5k.  A super way to commemorate the beginning of a great team!

And one more thing:  I have a ton of race shirts, so it was kinda nice to get something new in the race swag bag:  comfy, embroidered, fleece blankies.  My own little twin monkies got a kick out of race mascots!

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3 Responses to “Pacers Love the Run You’re With 5k”

  1. Coco February 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Yay for you for getting out there in this bitter cold/wind! I love the blanket!

  2. Bill Schweigart February 13, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Glad all of those burning hearts were there, because it was COLD this weekend. Congrats on 10 years together! The couple that runs together stays together!

  3. MCM Mama February 13, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    The thing that kills me is the first hill. I always push too hard on it and it kills me for the rest of the race.

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