Seattle Bound

2 Mar

Today Erica, Laura, and I set off for Seattle. Tomorrow we are going to take on the Seattle Hot Chocolate 15K. We signed up for this race months ago. Finally the big weekend is here!
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We were in multiple traffic jams. Starting in Tacoma, no surprise there. Downtown Traffic was miserable too. Where is everyone going?! By the time we got to Seattle we were hungry. We hit up a sushi place which was perfect. Sodium, Carbs, not too heavy so we could still eat dinner.

We made our way to the expo.
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We got some good swag. We got a sweatshirt, a headband, some chocolate, and a bag.
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We also got to sample the hot chocolate. It was good! Erica is on a crazy cleanse so she did not try any. She is going to wait until tomorrow and go ALL OUT! Laura or I may have to drive home because Erica is in the back seat in a sugar coma!
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There was not much to the expo. We picked up our goodie bags, they had some merch you could purchase, the samples, and a few local race booths.
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We walked around the Seattle Center for a while. It was pretty cold so we headed back to the hotel to relax.
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Goals for TOMORROW: Gauge where I am at and what needs to happen before racing the Shamrock 15K. I do not necessarily want to PR tomorrow but if it happens accidentaly…I will take it!

My plan has me warming up for 20 mins. Then 3 x 20 mins decending. Each 20 minutes faster then the last. Then give it all I have left and finish STRONG! Time will tell. It may or may not be raining tomorrow also which sometimes is a factor!

We are off to carb-load!

Anyone racing this weekend?

6 Responses to “Seattle Bound”

  1. Scott H. March 2, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

    I like your race plan, Leslie! My brother Cary and I will be there in the 9 min Corral N. Be sure to laugh if you are any where near us so I can find you 😉 Best of runs to you, Laura, and Erica!

  2. MoM March 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM #

    Wish I was there to run with you, joking! Wish I was there to cheer you on! Good luck tomorrow.

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats March 2, 2013 at 9:09 PM #

      Thanks!! It was pouring tonight when we went to dinner! Hoping it will be dry in the morning!! 🙂

  3. torontorunner March 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

    The expo looks great! I want some hot chocolate 😀

    I think the race might have happened already…so, hope it went well – looking forward to hearing about it!

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