Saturday morning, I ran the Diva Dash 5k, then Saturday night, I ran the Blacklight Run 5k! I have 2 race recaps and lots of pictures from my double race Saturday to share!
Amy and I won entries to the Diva Dash 5k, so there was no better plan than to run it together! It was a relatively chilly morning, for August, and it was misty and overcast. We started conservatively, and picked up the pace each mile to end up with perfect negative splits (each mile was 30 seconds faster than the previous). We came across the line in my second fastest 5k time, so I was thrilled, especially since I wasn’t in the mood to race!!
After the race, we met up with Sandey and Melissa, and ended up going to brunch after the race. Side note, there was SO MUCH PINK and SO MANY TUTUS at this race. Pink overload, for sure. (Sidenote: notice how I’m the only one not in pink! Stand out people!)
5k #1 of the day DONE!
Saturday evening, I met up with Michelle and lots of her Y friends to run the Blacklight Run 5k. We ate a quick dinner a coupe hours before the race, then headed out to Sandstone Amphitheater for the race. (Sidenote: notice how I’m dressed differently than everyone else. Stand out people!)
I ran into Derek before the race, this was his 24th 5k of the year!
The weather was beyond perfect. The sun had come out Saturday afternoon and burned off some of the humidity. It was cool, breezy, and perfect. Such amazing and unseasonable weather for August.
I ran perfect negative splits (this time each mile was 20 seconds faster than the previous) again for this race, totally unplanned – I was tired and didn’t want to run a second 5k on Saturday, but pushed and ended up besting my 5k time from Saturday morning to pull out my new second best 5k time, only 20 seconds away from my 5k PR, which I was really proud of, considering I had already ran a 5k earlier in day!
We all got back together after the race and celebrated by watching the after party, complete with exploding color packets, blacklights, and loud music. We headed home a little while later, and I promptly showered and went to bed.
5k #2 of the day done!
Running 2 5k’s in a day was fun, but not really something I’m looking to do again anytime soon! It was a tiring day. It was really fun to run with lots of different people at different races.
Have you ever ran 2 races in 1 day before? I’ve done 2 races in a weekend before, but never 2 in a day!