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American Red Cross Run for the Red 10K

Today we ran the American Red Cross Run for the Red 10K. They had a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile walk/run for the kids. All the proceeds of the race went to our local Red Cross chapter. There were 168 runners that ran for the 10K and 180 for the 5K. At 7am it was 75 degrees and 100% humidity. Not to shabby for the first week of August. It only got up to a low 90 degrees today. But the bonus today was not the wonderful North Carolina weather, but the challenging course. You might not think of downtown Fayetteville as “hilly”, well let me tell you they found the terrain and made good use of it. Below is the elevation profile of the USATF certified 6.2 mile course.

I was a great course, a great cause, and there were some great runners out there. It maybe wasn’t the largest event around, but I was glad we were able to work it into the “plan”. I think it’s good to break away from a normal training plan and participate in a run like this. It encouraging to see people finish their first 5K or 10K and seeing the finishing times of the winners helps stoke the inner fires.

Well even if your not into stoking inner flames I was glad to get out with Kelly and log in some miles. Of course the new groovy running attire helped.

Tomorrow is another day and another run. The “plan” calls for 11 miles and its almost 9pm and we have yet to figure out our route for tomorrow. I guess we better go figure that out.