Anyway, the weather was perfect yesterday for a long run, so instead of resting on the day after my 10k, I went for a Lakefront run. That's when I stumbled upon this 5k.
I think the average age of participants was about 16, so it is kind of a colorful mini-Lollapalooza-5k for the high-school set. Here are some pics:
|Some race volunteers, yes, the road is pink from the bags of color!|
|Girl racing while talking on cell phone|
|Nice color combo!|
|A bag of color dye. 100g!|
|More walkers and another cell phone (kids these days!)|
|All blue. A Smurf look, perhaps?|
|The dance stage post-race with pounding, pounding techno music|
|A puff of blue powder|
|Friend coloring a friend|
|More blue clouds of color|
After watching the colorful spectacle, and trying to avoid getting any color on my shirt/hair/face, I headed out to the Lakefront Trail for a long run in the pristine weather. It was 50 degrees and drizzling, amazing for early June! The weather reminded me of almost exactly how it was for the L.A. Marathon was in 2011, when it rained almost the entire marathon. I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt as I was on that day, so I could not take any walk breaks or risk hypothermia setting in. On the upside, it was one of those days when you could just run and run and not worry about breaking a sweat/over-heating!
|Boston Marathon biker|
|Rain on my shades!|
|Nobody on the beach, no life guard either!|
|An almost empty trail. Yay!|
It was a great day for an unplanned long run!
Total: 15 miles @ 8:01/mile.