2012 Rosemount Run for the Gold

Well, another weekend, another work-related race to qualify for reduced health insurance costs…

This weekend I ran the 2012 Rosemount Run for the Gold race. A poor showing, which I have no choice but to blame on the torrential rain throughout the race.

Actually, I’m sure the rain is just an excuse. I just ran poorly is all, at least compared to two weeks ago at the race in Lakeville. Actually, it really might have been the 2 pounds of peanuts I ate the night prior. I thought I was going to vomit.

2012 Rosemount Run for the Gold

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 30:24
Pace: 7:36 / mile

And actually, while I have you here as a captive audience, can I just gripe about this race a little bit? I get that this was a low-budget event and all, but this was over-the-top low-budget. Most of the turns weren’t marked – if I hadn’t seen the guy in front of me making a few of the turns, I would have had no idea where to go. They didn’t even bother making a few posterboards with arrows or anything. Also, half of the route was just on sidewalks – not the adjacent roadways, just the sidewalk. Half the fun of races is that you get a free pass to run down the middle of the street if you feel like it, but not this time. Lame.

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