Saturday, Dan and I headed to Seattle for the Hot Chocolate 15K. You might remember I headed up there with Erica and Laura last year. Here is last years recap. We had such a great time last year I talked Dan into doing it this year.
We hit up the expo first thing.
Hot Chocolate samples and chocolate dipped marshmallows:
Pre-race: It was freezing!! I had no goals. I knew the course. I just wanted to have a strong run. See what I could do on the
mountains hills of Seattle!!
We started in the second corral: O! Dan left pretty quick after we started. I put on some tunes.
Really not too eventful of a race. I felt like I ran strong. I felt good. I saw Dan a couple of times on the out and backs. I never really thought: I should not be doing this or I really want it to be over or I wish it was over. Like I said last year: I love the 15K. It is the perfect distance!
The last 1/2 mile(ish) was a little different this year. I think because of the construction! We rounded the opposite corner of last year and had to run a down and up + the uphill finish from last year. That was no fun but my averages were pretty consistent!!
It will be interesting to see what happens at Shamrock this year!! 🙂
Dan saw me finish and then we headed over to get our finishers mugs. It was cold and getting colder as I “cooled” down. We drank our hot chocolate and took our goodies back to the car. It started to rain and I was happy it was over.
I am hoping that Portland will get a Hot Chocolate race next year but if not I will be back in Seattle the first week of March for my favorite distance race!!!
Have you ever done a Hot Chocolate race?