By Cool J in Minneapolis
Friday’s Favorite Fit is coming to you a little late, but it’s still Friday, right? Today’s favorite is a bit of a combo Fits Do Race Reviews as well!
Today’s favorite fit is….trail running!
This Wednesday night I participated in my first trail run as part of the Endless Summer Trail Series. This series consists of four Wednesday evening races throughout the summer at different parks in the Twin Cities area. The distances vary from a 5k up to 7 miles. (Please note though- even though they are marketed as 10k, 5k, etc. those are only “estimated” distances. It’s all very casual.)
Schedule of Races:
Hyland 10KM | Wed. May 29th – Starts 6:30 PM
French 5KM | Wed. June 19th – Starts 6:30 PM
Murphy 10KM | Wed. July 17th – Starts 6:30 PM
Lebanon 7MI | Wed. August 14th – Starts 6:30 PM
The first race of the series was right before the Newport Marathon, so we couldn’t participate. But this past Wednesday, we were able to join in on the fun for the French 5k!
The race was supposed to start at 6:30, but there were a lot of last minute registrants, so it was delayed just a bit. Around 6:45, the 300 or so of us trail runners were off!
This was seriously trail running. There was no pavement- just dirt, grass, rocks, and lots of hills! My legs were not in shape for the hills, and I was definitely huffing and puffing. It was my slowest 5k ever! But even the winners’ times were much slower than a normal winning 5k time, so I didn’t feel quite so bad. Fortunately for my tired legs, it was only a 5k. It was over before you knew it!
Then, the finish line party was the best part! There was plenty of beer and pizza for the participants.