Friday, July 30, 2010

Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K Pre-Race Report

Come On Monsoon Rains!!
Tomorrow morning at 6am, I will be running in the first ever Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K. This race was organized by Lauren and Adam, and so far it looks like the three of us plus Rio will be dashing for 5K. The route follows the ever-popular ARR Summer Series 5K Papago park route. Lauren spent 1/2 day and $13 on a suitcase of Strohs beer to mark the course.
Not for human consumption

I've been 'negative' training all week by tricking my body into thinking it will sleep in on Saturday. I usually do this by only running twice and eating a 1/2 loaf of homemade bread the night before. And laying out all of my gear for a race like this.

Finally got my race bib via email. I had sent in the $85 about 1 month ago (before the event had even been finalized) but the Director couldn't decide on the shade of green to use. Here is the final version:

I'll be up at my usual 5am to go thru the ritual and try to beat the crowds over to the start line. This is one of those races where I get to volunteer and also run the course. That always makes a complete day. I think I'm in corral #4 but I might try to move up. Fingers crossed!! Stay tuned for the race report.


Jamoosh said...

I get the feeling I am missing someting here.

gene said...

Jamoosh, i think you are missing an "H"....Vanna? BING! (round of applause....)

Kelsey: the Blonde Bullet said...

I heard about this. You're absolutely crazy! It's so dang hot. But I bet you guys got rained on!

Adam said...

Hahaha. I pulled this open and immediately started laughing. The race bibs were ribbed for pleasure. Did you notice?