As has become a tradition for me, I ran the Melon Run today. Yes, a race in July in this heat in Florida. Yes, I am crazy.
Anyway, this time around, I wasn't really feelin' it, because they had to change the course. Generally, the course is a large loop around a local park. But due to some pretty extensive roadwork on part of the course, they had to modify the course. Now we would be doing a much smaller 2-loop course. I've run this course before, and it's a nice course, but not the Melon Run course that I wanted to PR.
|"Chute," not "Shoot"|
I did luck out and get a pretty good parking spot, right along the race route, shortly past the start line. At least that's a bonus.
The start line was moved forward a bit, so a lot of people were stuck hovering around a large traffic circle before the race began.
|I can see the hill from here|
|Jersey Girl in the house|
I got passed by the front runners I think before I even made it through Mile 1. (There's no mile markers on that map up there but this is the front of the park, called Westside Tennis Courts).
|Go Speed Racer!|
|Fast people on the left; turtles on the right|
|The signage was small and hard to spot this time|
|Yep, still red in the face|
|A LOT of watermelons are given away as Age Group Awards|
|Mani shot! Red with blue/silver sparkles|