I’ve avoided the Army 10-miler for three years in a row, mostly due to the rumored crowds and it’s proximity to MCM (usually two weeks apart). As the Cherry Blossom races proves to me, time and again, 10 miles doesn’t really allot the distance to weave and dodge thousands of runners all heading in the same direction.
…it’s one of the largest 10-milers in the country? Huh?
This was news to me, which only proves I don’t do a lot of (any?) research before clicking “Sign me up!”.
Word around the blog world is that this race is flat and PR-friendly, so there’s a huge plus. It also seems to be very popular among the locals, the site crashed on registration day, and I got in via the “overflow” lottery. So, there’s something appealing here! I’ll find out what it is, soak it up, and get back to you on that.
It’s been a long time since we’ve traveled for a race; I’m looking forward to running unfamiliar streets, being surrounded by speedy strangers and checking the new-10-mile PR box!
Good luck to all of you tackling the endurance side of things this weekend – run strong, and stay hydrated!