Monday, November 4, 2019

Carrera de los Muertos + NP 13x1 Relay {2019}

On Saturday we ran our first Carrera de los Muertos!

We took an Uber to the start and walked into our corral with 7 min to spare. Perfection. 

The atmosphere was electric! So many vendors and so many people dressed up. I decided to wear my Ze balaclava and skeleton tights. 

We lined up at the back of the “5:00-7:59/ mile” pace signs. And without fanfare we were off. 

We had a lot of fun running the streets of Pilsen and seeing so many people celebrating. 

Post race we couldn’t find the beer or churros so we took a cool photo with these guys. 

And I had a delicious quesadilla con papas y chorizo. 

I enjoyed the course a lot- as it wasn’t an out and back like what I’m used to on the lakefront. 

When we were almost home I realized I got 3rd AG. I didn’t want us to stick around in the cold because I seriously didn’t think a 23;54 would place me. (Previous results indicate people come to run fast to get a sweet AG skull award, usually low 21-22’s and I wasn’t feeling it Post marathon) Luckily a couple of friends were still at the race and were able to pick up my award. 

The medal and whole experience was fabulous! 10/10 would run again. Just not with the balaclava. I couldn’t breathe when it was over my mouth and it would fog up my glasses if it was above my nose. #neveragain


When I got home I realized my time was my bib number. Spooky! Going to go buy lottery tickets today. Yeah. 

Celebrating 3rd AG with some hamms. 




Sunday we ran the November Project 13x1 relay.

This year we had only 6 runners so we decided to each run 2 miles and an extra quarter at the end. 

We finished in a collective 1:30:45 which is 4 min faster than our PB from last year. Teamwork = dream work. 


Poor relay handoff form. lol. We could shave seconds off if we practiced handoffs more. 

Mile 1 was 6:35. I was happy with it. I wore my Aliphine beanie to channel her speed. 

Mile 2: 6:28. Paced better the second one.  The final  quarter I ran in 79 seconds. Woof. How the hell do people run that pace (faster) for 26.2 miles?


It was a fun weekend with great people!

What’s next?

Focusing on rebuilding post marathon. 

Hustle up the 875 {Hancock}

Atlanta half marathon

Shamrock shuffle