Flat Top 5K Race Recap and SKECHERS
This past Saturday I took part in a community race in the town of Lamoine Maine. The Flat Top 5K is a favorite among the locals and the turnout was fantastic. I was there representing Skechers with drawstring backpacks for the participants, and they were a big hit! Many compliments and thank you’s. A fair amount of people asked me about my running for Skechers, and the shoes.. wanted to know all about the shoes!
I wore my GoRun3’s for the race. The day was finally a decent one, and the roads were clear. I decided on my Team Wicked Bonkproof Long sleeve jersey and capri/skirt. All in black, with my beautiful black and red GR3’s. Here’s the only pic of me from the race..
Since the pic doesn’t show my feet.. here are my beautiful shoes… lol
( you would think they were glass slippers! But to a runner… good shoes are!!)
So what’s the big deal about these shoes? They are super light, and make you feel fast on your feet. Now God knows I am far from fast.. but I FEEL that way when running in these. They are comfortable, and you dont even know you have them on. Just enough cushion, but not so much that you can’t feel the ground under your feet. I try really hard to pay attention to my form when running, especially when I get tired. Being able to feel the ground helps keep me focused, and I feel it keeps me from getting injured too.
So back to the race.. I decided I wasn’t going to go all out on this race, so I made up my mind to run and walk, but to do the run segments at a fast pace and walk my usual pace. I kept up with this one woman who ran the whole time. I would pass her, then when I was walking, she would pass me. Then the cycle would start again.. over and over. I kept encouraging her, as she was trying really hard not to walk, and I think me stopping in front of her all the time was making it harder for her. In the end, I ended up running the last half mile and finishing before her. I wasn’t last, but I finished.. and that’s what I set out to do!
What’s up next? This coming weekend is a 10 Mile run around the Island of Verona
in the Bridge the Gap Race.
The race starts at historic site Fort Knox, which is haunted by the way.. and then we cross the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, and go around the Island. My plan is to wear either my GoRun3’s or my new GoMeb Speed 2’s which are due to arrive tomorrow. Hoping the weather will be as nice as it was today.. that will make for a great race!
Historic Fort Knox
Penobscot Narrows Bridge
(You can see the observatory in the left tower. The older bridge has been torn down.)
Keep posted for the next recap!