Monday, October 21, 2013

Race recap: Frank Lloyd Wright Races



Sunday I ran the Frank Lloyd Wright Races 5K in Oak Park. It was chilly! This was the first run of the season I decided to wear gloves.

I really liked the course. It was cool running down the middle of Lake Street, Chicago Avenue, and passing the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Oak Park. So lovely.


The race was quiet. There weren’t a lot of spectators. I had no music. I couldn’t refresh my playlists on my phone – blast you Google Music! There was a house just after mile 2 that played music on loud speakers and cheered enthusiastically. Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi helped to spur me to the finish line.

This guy finished his first 5K! His only goal was to beat me. He succeeded. He finished sub 36, I finished sub 42.

Post race we enjoyed a pancake breakfast. We both expected giant piles of hot, steamy pancakes with melted butter. We got this instead.



It still hit the spot! The FLW Races are well organized with great volunteers. This race has been on my ‘to-run’ list for a while. I’m glad I finally checked it off.

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