Saturday, August 1, 2015

Race recap: 2015 Humana Rock 'n' Roll Race Series - Chicago

Thousands of runners participated in the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll weekend race series in Chicago with the 5K on Saturday and the 10K and half marathon held on Sunday. Many took on the Remix Challenge which awarded runners who participated in one event both days. I love that this series had a race for runners at every level. It’s definitely motivation for all to #RockYourHealth.

Saturday I attended the race expo where 2014 Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi greeted fans. He whizzed past me on the course as he ran the half marathon and completed the Remix Challenge having also completed Saturday’s 5K.

Sunday was a hot one. Temperatures were already in the 70s when the 10K kicked off at 7:00 a.m. Several women in my local running group participated. Sunday for us was about enjoying the run and staying safe in the heat and humidity. The course wound through the city, along Lake Michigan and finished in Grant Park.

Kudos to HumanaVitality and the Cheer Squad for their presence in the last miles of the race. There were plenty of water stations and cheering volunteers on the course. The cold sponges and the inflatable misting station before the final turn to the finish line was the best motivation to finish strong!

I hadn’t run the 10K distance in quite some time so it was a great feeling to complete this goal and my legs still feel good after crossing the finish line. Next year I would love to complete the Remix Challenge and incorporate training for the 5K. Who doesn’t like a little extra bling?

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Humana.

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