It’s the second race recap of the year, and coincidentally another Run Project sponsored run! My Dad and I ran the Too Cold to Hold 5k this past Sunday at Norbuck Park in Dallas! The race also offers 10k and a half marathon routes. Historically speaking, I take the WORST photos of this race each year (see here and here) and this year was no exception. In my defense, the only pictures worth taking at this race are the views of White Rock Lake, but that only comes up halfway through the course, and I don’t want to be the ding-dong that stops in the middle of running to take a photo, so it’s either A) This post is aesthetically boring AF or B) I get cursed out by someone for stopping out of nowhere for taking a most likely blurry photo of a lake. Option A it is!
What I Wore:
- Nike 1/4 Zip Pullover (Similar)
- Compression Full Length Leggings (Here)
- Garmin Forerunner 10 (Here)
- Race bib belt (Here)
- Cold weather headband (Similar)
- Momentum Jewelry Motivate Wrap (Here)
- Saucony Women’s Grid Cohesion 9 (Here)
I planned on using the course map from my Garmin, but my watch died before the race started! The 5k course was a straight out and back route, that took us along the perimeter of part of White Rock Lake and took place on road and a paved trail. The course was entirely flat, and gave enough width to accommodate the huge turnout of race participants! I truly don’t have a single thing to complain about this trail! Simple, flat, with lovely lake views!
How I Felt:
The weather had a bit of chill with it being in the low forties, but with an ample amount of sunshine! I had some slight pain in my left knee the night before, but thankfully I felt 100% during the run. As I mentioned earlier, my watch died right before the race started, so I’m unsure of how my mile times split up, but I came in around 34:16. Not my best, but I’ve been getting better times on the treadmill, so hopefully that will soon translate into my outdoor runs!
Truthfully, there wasn’t a ton going on after the race, but given that this is more a runner’s race that isn’t leaning too far into a theme, I wasn’t anticipating much in terms of post-race activity. There was were a few snack and drink vendors, but nothing that I was terribly interested in checking out, so we left shortly after collecting our medals.
What would be your dream-themed race? Mine would be Lisa Frank, because could you IMAGINE how colorful that turnout would be!