Hello and welcome back to another race recap! I know, I know. I’ve doing a race recap every Monday for weeks now, but y’all its finally a decent time to be outside around here, and I’m going to sign up for every 5k/10k/what have you while we’ve got the chance! If it helps I don’t have a race this weekend, so I’ll get creative and think of something else to come up with for next Monday! Can I do I race recap of myself on a treadmill? The Mallory Alone in The Gym Listening to Kelly Clarkson at Max Volume 5k? Registration starts now. Until then though, let’s recap this past weekend’s Double Trouble 5k and 10k!(Side note: I can’t believe I haven’t done a 10k race recap since my Margarita race this past summer!) My Dad and I ran the 5k two years ago (last year’s race was canceled due to flooding), but upgraded to the 10k for this year! This race is hosted by the Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers club, which is the group my Dad and I run with every week! This is definitely a runner’s race, and by that I mean there are no frills or themes, it’s just a simple well organized race, and despite loving outlandish 5ks (You guys know I love a good themed run), I just really enjoy how low key this one is.Everyone is just there to run, and most of the people there already know each other! It’s just a casual group of 100+ people just looking to PR and hang out!
- Run Eat Sleep t-shirt (Similar)
- Nike Pro Hyper Cool Crop Leggings (Here)
- Sweaty Bands Robot Run headband (R2-D2 design) (Here)
- Race bib belt (Here)
- Apple Watch
- Saucony Kinvara 5 Runshield shoes (Here)
I am very familiar with this course, as I run it almost weekly, but here’s a brief synoposis of what to expect on the trail. It takes place on mostly a paved concrete trail that weaves around Grapevine lake, and while hilly, the inclines aren’t treacherous and nothing a quick mustering up of “I can do this” can’t fix. The trail is wide enough to accodomate all participants, and a large majority of it was repaved last year and is in excellent condition!
Thanks to Texas’ first real taste of Fall (it was in the low 60’s!), I felt wonderful, but in retrospect I wish I had worn shorts rather than leggings due to rising temps as the sun came out. Aside from feeling a little warm earlier in my run than I had expected, I felt that I maintained a pretty decent pace, and finished the race at 1:17! I’m thinking it was the “home court” advantage of feeling comfortable in my surroundings, but I’ll take it!
While this race isn’t vendor heavy, we were treated to a free bottle of Sparkling Ice water after our finish, and there was even a group of masseuses (what is the plural of this? Is it like moose? Please send help) there to aid runnings in post race massages. I didn’t partake since I head home to go home and get my oil changed and run some errands (Boo! Adult chores!) but everyone out there seemed to be having a great time! There was an awards ceremony, and there SO many kids who clocking in 5ks under the 20-25 minute mark it was insane. I suppose it helps when you have zero percent body fat and endless energy, but still!
I should also mention that I listened to Bruno Mars’ “24k Gold” three times in a row during my run because I have a problem. I don’t understand how Bruno Mars is making music I didn’t even know that I needed, but he is doing it. Anyways, I’m just saying if your running playlist is in a slump, but put that song on repeat for an hour and you’ll run
dance in public like a psychopath like you wouldn’t believe!