Crescent City Classic 10k

This Saturday I went up against Olympians and world record holders when I ran the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans. No, really, the first female finisher was a Polish Olympian and first place (27 minutes, are you kidding me?) broke a world record. I signed up for CCC in February hoping that it would scare me into running more and getting my Spring Break body up to scratch. I realised this tactic hadn’t worked so I bullied Saltzy and Susko into running it too (I was Saltzy’s pacer, and when I say pacer I mean he said he would run with me and I’m really slow…) so that there would be more people available to watch me and therefore more pressure.

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This is going to sound really cheesy, but I’m so glad Louisiana is beautiful because it makes running outside infinitely more pleasant. I am 100% sure that I wouldn’t have signed up to do a 10k if it had been through Leicester. Not that Leicester doesn’t have pretty parts, it’s just not the same as New Orleans on a sunny March morning.

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All the people we beat

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Then Susko got drunk on free beer and demanded that we eat some good food for lunch before we went back up to Baton Rouge.

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It was a pretty good start to Spring Break. Prepare yourselves for what I hope will be a post full of painfully specific in-jokes when I get back from Alabama on Friday.

Note: Susko finished just outside the top 500 and I’m pretty sure he was done by the time Josh and I got to mile 4.

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