Confession: I didn’t train for this race. And it showed.
The Crawlin Crab 5k is part of a race weekend that also has a half marathon event. The expo and packet pickup were fantastic and well organized, just like any J&A Racing event. This race was held at the Hampton Coliseum, so there was ample parking; which is always a plus. What is cool about this race is that the after party is inside – which is great for the iffy weather in Hampton Roads in October.
I parked, hung out in my car for awhile, then headed out among the masses. I got in my corral and tried to prepare myself mentally. It was a pretty warm day, and after my fiasco the previous month at Rock n Roll, I knew I wanted to stay hydrated. We took off, and I knew instantly this was not going to be a good day. The race course was honestly pretty boring, which didn’t help the fact that I hadn’t trained and I was hot. I walked a lot more than I should have. I ended up with a time of 36:43…my worst 5k to date.
The after party was great, as always. I think this goes down as my favorite post-race food to date. This race also boasts my favorite race shirt ever. It is my absolute favorite shirt to work out in. Great job, J&A!
I love this race so much I’m doing the Shell Yeah challenge this year – I’m doing the 5k and Half-Marathon. This is my next goal race and I can’t wait!