This morning Cody & I ran the AuGUSTO Run at OP Schnabel Park. This was our 3rd 5k race and our 2nd one chip timed.
We arrived around 6:30am for the 7am race and it was still dark outside. We had to wait for the sun to rise before we could capture some pre-race pictures. Cody & I were trying to recall the last time we watched the sun rise together.
Waiting for the 5k wave to start
The course was nice and relatively easy. The start was difficult to pass fellow runners because the trail was only 2 people wide at the beginning. I had to wait till it opened up to start passing other runners and catch up to Cody. I caught up to him much faster this time and we ran together for a short distance. We were passing some of the 10k wave runners that had started before us, which was pretty motivating for us!
After the water station and 5k turnaround I ran ahead of Cody and really didn't see many others running around me. I ended up running the tail end in with another male runner and he shook my hand after the finish line. Cody ran in passing another female and she told Cody "you passing me encouraged me to start running again". Cody told her "I'm trying to catch my wife!"
Needless to say, I beat him (again but not by much)!
Apparently they handed me a bottle of water...I don't remember this!
Courtesy of Memory Magic San Antonio
Post-race, waiting for official chip time (I knew we had both beat our own times)
While we waited for all the 10k and 18k runners to finish we enjoyed some awesome freebies from local vendors! We got some nice shirts (and my cool shades) from BurgerFi, Miller 64 beer, Starbucks, Pericos breakfast tacos, La Madeline croissants, & sample smoothies from our favorite Smoothies Extreme & Oxygen Bar (yes, we even got to try the oxygen post-race)!
|Courtesy of Scottydog Reports|
|We BOTH got medals!!|
|Chip Time 27:30 Pace 8:51 Female 30-39 #3 Overall Female #4 Overall #9 out of 47 runners|
|Chip Time 27:55 Pace 8:59 Male 30-39 #3 Overall Male #7 Overall #11 out of 47 runners|
I can't believe we got medals on our 2nd chip timed race! I guess it helps that a lot of runners ran the 10k and 18k distances...giving us newbies a chance!
All race stats are posted here!