My brother and I decided to run the TripleDareRuns.com Resolution Run (New Year’s Eve) and Revolution Run (New Year’s Day). The NYE race started at 4pm at Kellogg-Zaher park. I was curious to know what direction they were going as there are many options, but very few good options.
Day and half prior to NYE, I was in my closet tidying up and I fell off my step ladder. To keep myself from hitting my head I fell in such a way that the ladder sandwiched (smashed) my left ankle in between the two parts. Nice bruise huh?
After a day and half of epsom salt soaks, essential oils and the wonderful KT Tape recovery patch, I tried out my ankle the morning of NYE with a short dog job. It felt okay, so I decided to give the NYE 5k a whirl. Not a race, but at least give it good effort.
When we arrived at Kellogg Zaher park, it was good to see some familiar races from years gone by!
After a solid warm-up, we were ready to go. Bro started his 10k about 3-4 minutes before the 5k. The course went the opposite direction of most races out there, which I love. I will certainly look at this option for New Day Racing.
The first part of the 5k is an up and down while climbing to the underpass. Not overtly hilly but enough to take some wind and overt energy to get there. Once to the Durango overpass, we made a right to continue onto the paved trail to the turn around. After the turn around it’s basically all downhill or a good decline to the finish. All felt okay, I was sitting around 10th place female Overall at the turn around. Once I could settle into my downhill pace and relax my breathing, I was hoping to move up a few paces. Eventually, I passed two more ladies and finished 8th Female Overall.
This race certainly was going better than the brainless one I had a Hoover Dam on 12/10!
I finished the race at 25:32. Meh. I wasn’t too happy with that, but whatever.
Not too much longer after that my brother finished and he was first male Overall in the 10k. Score! I earned 1st place in my AG. I am always grateful to be on the podium, especially in the top spot. Received a champagne glass as my AG award.
After a few pictures, I headed hope to settle in for the night to be with my doggies. Las Vegas is firework Capital and I was ready to buckle in for the night.
It was great to finally meet Heidi Dove, the Race Director!
Next Day: Revolution Run 5k – New Year’s Day
Same location, starting at 12noon.
10k started a few minutes before the 5k. I was tired this time around. I was up and down most of the night with all the booming going on around our home. I decided to push and keep my pace at a steady sub9 up the hill. I had no idea what I did the night before, but inclines are just not my friend and I need to be more aggressive. I have lost way too many races and PR’s because of inclines.
After the turn around, I settled in but the sleepiness was getting to me. I felt it was more important to just hold onto what I had. I was in 5th Female OV at that point. At less than 1/2 mile to go a female racer zoomed by me and I could tell she had to be in my AG or older. Not sure where she came from! lol
So, I ended up with 2nd AG this time. No AG awards, this time.
My brother won the 10k again. That’s a double!
(how do you like my ladybug socks?)
It was a good racing weekend and I am grateful to be upright before, during and after the race. A little winded, but what do you expect when you are sprinting a 5k? All good, right?
My thanks to Triple Dare Runs for their hospitality and nice race. I am sure we will be back for another event. Of course, the weekend could not of happened without the endless support of my husband, my teenage boys, my furkids, Daisy Mae and Jack and my brother.
My Race Essentials:
NYE: Running Skirts Compression
NYD: Vimvigr Compression
- Fueling: Glukos Energy – Tabelts, Fruit Punch flavor
- Caffeine boost: Run Gum – Cinnamon flavor
- Headband – Brooks
- Knee and Ankle support – KT Tape