Run the Rent

30 Jul

Last Thursday I ran the Hartford Marathon Foundation 3rd Annual Rentschler Airfield 5K. This event benefits the East Hartford Police Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. which provides scholarships to children of police officers and local criminal justice students. Fast and flat through an old airfield — I did this one last year too and it wasn’t just the donuts that brought me back!! Though, they helped that’s for sure!!

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The weather was *perfect*!! There was a tailwind heading out – which of course meant that we would be running into the wind on the way back (booo!!). We were also warned of possible coyote sightings out in the more “wild” part of the course. Didn’t see any of those – and it felt like the course changed a little bit from last year, not as much trail and more runway running. Which is fine with me!!

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My plan was to do my Galloway 45 minutes so I wasn’t too concerned with beating the clock (Not that I am ever concerned about the clock!!) and I stuck to my 2:1 intervals for most of the way. For a couple of intervals after Mile 2 I was more 1.5:1.5 intervals but got back to the 2:1 until I saw the finish arch then just went with running.

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These guys were waiting at the finish line….

Like last year the finish line snacks were burgers, donuts, beer and ice cream – you know, health food!  The burgers were provided by Cabela’s. Beer provided by Olde Burnside Brewing Co. makers of the tasty Ten Penny Ale. And the donuts once more provided by Faddy’s Donuts & Ice Cream. And lucky you, you don’t even have to run 5K to try the great apple cider donuts at Faddy’s since they are there at Cabela’s all the time! This year I just by-passed the burger completely and enjoyed my donut with a beer chaser 🙂

This is one I will definitely keep doing — I enjoy the evening runs during the summer!

What is your favorite post-race goodie?!  Especially in the summer, I like a nice cold beer! 

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