Monday, November 4, 2013

Biggest Loser 5k Recap

On Saturday I got to run the Biggest Loser 5k, in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park. It was a beautiful race.
I wasn't able to pick up my packet until Saturday morning, so I got there bright and early. Well, early, but not bright!

I had the option of doing either a 5k or the 15k. I decided to just do the 5k, because I had to rush home afterwards and get ready for race #2. Also, all year I've been trying to get a sub 30 5k, so this was another chance to do that. 
It was a cold morning!

Francelina and Dan
 Dan was the perfect host for this race. He's funny and really knows how to get things going. And he's so cute too! He has lost so much weight and has kept it off. Super inspiring!
I  got to meet Coach Mo! He's as sweet as can be. And lives in Louisville too!

Let's go!!
The race was great. The first mile was on the grass, which was interesting. But the last 2 miles were on the pavement.
My official time was 30:51. Disappointed again. I'm going to keep trying though, and next year I will get it!
 I did get 4th place in my AG, so was happy about that!

Then I headed home, showered and changed and headed out to do a beer run with Julie!
Julie, the Wonder Woman!
The park was gorgeous! It was fun sampling different beers along the course. Lots of fun. :)

I really saw this guy just walking down the path with that knife!! Creepy!
After the run, we all sat around at the picnic tables and listened to some live music. That was a fun, relaxing run. No time, no pressure, just FUN!

  Did you run this weekend?

Disclaimer: I received a free race entry from the Biggest Loser, in exchange for blogging about my experience. All opinions are my own.
katie

26 comments:

  1. Uh, is that knife real?! Or is it a costume prop?

    I did a short run and bike ride on Sunday. Wish it was a beer run! That looks fun!

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    1. I have no idea! I didn't see anyone else in costumes or anything...weird! It was a lot of fun!!

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  2. So excited that you placed in your age group!! Looks like a fun day of running. I ran 5 miles Sunday morning. Loved the time change! Gain an hour of sleep and the sun was up for my early morning run:)

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I was excited too! I loved the time change, having that extra hour was nice!

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  3. Nice double race day Katie! So close to breaking 30 too...you'll get it soon enough.
    I've never heard of (that kind) of beer run, sounds right up my alley :)

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    1. I hope you're right!!! They don't have those kind of runs in Canada? They are a lot of fun!

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  4. Congrats on the age group award! The grassy first mile may have affected your time, if you're not used to running on grass. I'm sure you will get that sub-30 soon! The guy with the knife is really creepy!

    I'm running the Biggest Loser Half in Panama City in December. Glad to hear that they put on a good race!

    The beer run sounds interesting. I've heard of ones where you have to chug a whole beer at various intervals, which doesn't sound like something I could handle without getting sick, but tasting sounds like fun!

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    1. I'm glad you said that- I didn't even think of it. I've never ran on grass, and I think it did slow me down! It was wet and muddy. Well, I will definitely get it soon!!
      So cool that you're running the BL half! It's a great race.
      I would not be able to do more than a tasting while running. My stomach would not be happy with more than that!

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  5. You'll get that sub 30 soon! I bet if the first mile of the race hadn't of been on grass you'd of hit it! But Great Job on getting 4th in your age group!!!! Bonus that you had a great double, and day!!!
    Funny about the old guy with the knife, I can totally see my dad doing something like this lol, he used to try to get me to take nunchucks out when I would go walking with my girlfriends in the evening:) I shouldn't admit this, but I actually did a couple of time:) haha..

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    1. I didn't even think of that, but I know that grass slowed me down! I hate that. Oh well! Hilarious that you can see your dad doing that!! Maybe I should carry nunchucks instead of my mace. Haha!!

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  6. You will totally get that sub 30 soon! And I can't believe the guy with the knife! CREEPY!

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  7. Fun! And well done on your AG placing. I haven't done a 5k race in ages, looking forward to our summer series 5k here.

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    1. Thanks girl! I think it's good to throw in a 5k every now and then!

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  8. 51 seconds...you will cover that in no time :) beer run sounds fun...

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  9. I did a Biggest Loser 5k over the summer it was fun!

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  10. Wow, 2 races in one day-awesome! Congrats on placing 4th in your AG, that is so exciting! You were so close to 30 min, you will get it yet. I love the sounds of that beer run...

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    1. Thanks Rhoda! You should find one, they are a lot of fun!

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  11. I have a really hard time focusing on speed when I'm training for a marathon. Good luck getting that sub-30 with all the 100m training you'll be doing in 2014. :-)

    That sounds a little like a naysayer. I didn't mean it that way. I know you'll get that sub-30 one day, and you'll be so happy. It was something I never thought would happen, and then one day, it did! Yay!

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    1. Shoot! I forgot to say congrats on your AG award. I've never gotten one of those. You rock!

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  12. Wow. two runs in one day?!?
    You'll totally go sub 30, especially if a mile of that was on grass which really seems to slow down your pace.

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    1. Yep, 2 in one day! I hope so, I'm sick of waiting for it to happen! :)

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