Raleigh Run Down

Hi guys! Friday evening I ran the Sir Walter Miler Raleigh Run Down which is the fastest mile in NC. Basically you run downhill for 1 mile to get your best mile time ever. I though it was going to be so much fun, and it was!

When I arrived I registered before 6:30 and I picked up my registration pack, including a t-shirt, bandana, my number and pins.

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The race was a road race, and had a mild decline. We started on a hand drawn line in the middle of the closed road. After a decent warm-up, strides, and dynamic flexes I followed the other women and lined up at the start. The 3 races of the night included a women’s race, a men’s race, and a recreational race.

Once the starting gun went off the race began FAST. I felt as if  I was sprinting the whole time. Before I knew it I was at the last 200 m. I sprinted even harder to finish hard with a time of 5:38. When I finished I felt as if my chest was so tight and sore from the hard breathing. I think I came in 4th for 17 yr olds and under.

In conclusion the race was so much fun and I finished with a 5:38 mile PR – of course need to remember that it was a gentle decline. The fastest woman’s time was 4:29 and fastest male was 3:52.

If you are in the area, I recommend you sign up next year!!!

xoxo

O

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