12 Races in 12 Months- January

It feels so good to have the first 5K of the year behind me! If you missed it, my goal for the year is to do 12 races in 12 months. I’m hoping to run a minimum of twelve 5Ks this year, but hopefully trade up for a couple longer distances too. Hopefully.

For my January run, I chose the Groundhog Run.

kansas city groundhog run

It was a totally new experience for me. The run was held in the Subtropolis, a completely underground business park. 

groundhog run subtropolisThe course is run on an underground road. There were a few very slight hills, but overall it was pretty flat. The only thing unexpected was how hot it was down there! It was nice because the weather outside was nasty, but I slightly overdressed for the warmth down there. 

groundhog run

I had to completely trust my own judgement on pace since my GPS didn’t work underground. I came in just 26 seconds shy of my PR from last October, so I wish I had known that, but I’m still proud that I unknowingly pushed myself close to breaking it! I’ve still got 11 months to shatter it…

 I’m looking forward to my next race on February 14th- The Mardi Gras 5K

2 thoughts on “12 Races in 12 Months- January

  1. Jess Zimlich

    I hated not being able to track my time/pace down there! I’m sure if you would have known you were so close to your PR you would have booked it at the end 😉 Can’t wait to see what other races you do this year!


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