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?