This race was scheduled for 12/2 but I already had a commitment that day. My mom and I always go to a Christmas craft show at the local high school. I was super bummed out because I love Road Rage Events races. They hold them out at Mount Trashmore and they are always nice, small, local races. I was super excited when I found out they had a virtual option for this race!
Packet Pickup and Expo
Since this was a virtual race, no packet pick-up and expo for me! I received the package in the mail with my shirts, bib, medals, etc. They ended up mailing them out late, I had already completed the race(s).
Race Day Conditions/Attire
Since the challenge for this race event was to complete a 5k followed by a 7k in the same morning, I tried to closely mimic that. That being said, I completed the 5k on my treadmill before the craft show, and the 7k outside in our neighborhood. It was a chilly day, so I wore a few layers and fought through a few sprinkles.
The 5k went smoothly on the treadmill. I took it easy, mostly walking, knowing I needed to complete a 7k later in the day. I completed the 5k in 52:46.
The 7k was a little more difficult. I love the distance of a 7k. Our new neighborhood is about a half mile around, about .56 miles, so I knew I needed to do about 8 laps. Its a really boring loop when you do that many. It sprinkled for the last three laps, which made it a little cold. I completed the 7k in 1:17:21.