RACE RECAP: 2016 Bucktown 5k

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This race has definitely changed over the years, its been getting more and more crowded. Buying the 5 pass from RAM Racing is still the best thing Joe & I did, its so much easier to do more races & pick (based on the gear, lets be real!). These sweatshirts we saw were a MUST, so we added the Bucktown 5k to the list, even though we knew itd be only a week after the ironman.. but I knew I could handle a 5k. 
 
The Weather: 
  • The weather was actually pretty warm, I didn’t even know what to wear. I ended up in a t-shirt and tri shorts, since I’ve basically lived in those all summer.
The Course: 
  • This course is a windy little neighborhood run, I love running through the ‘hood, it’s super fun and super flat.

The Gear: 

  • I FORGOT my Ballou Skies t-shirt (bad me) and wore a Shamrock Shuffle one instead, and of course brought some Nuun with me to energize beforehand, rocked my tri shorts since it’s probably one of the last times I can.
 
Race Stats:
  • Time: 00:27:11 ( a few seconds slower than last year)
  • Overall: 973 of 4,223
  • Female:331 out of 2,618
  • 25-29: 83 out of 578
I am really happy that I’m only a tad slower than last year, especially after an Iroman a week before! We are also crazy, because the following weekend (aka last weekend, I need to write a review since my legs are still sore) we did the Chicago Fall Half-Marathon and I PR’ed!
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