Xterra 5K Trail Run | Race 5 of 14 for 2014

So, how was your weekend?  I hope it was fabulous!  Mine started off really great celebrating my sister and brother-in-law's 23rd wedding anniversary with a Japanese hibachi dinner on Friday night.  Isn't that wonderful, 23 years of marital bliss!  Saturday we were up bright and early for the Xterra 5K Trail Run at Lake Las Vegas.  I'm not a huge fan of 5Ks but since I'm trying to get 14 races in this year, I'm totally doing a few!  I didn't really train for this race.  It was just a week after the Spartan Super and 2 weeks before Tough Mudder, so of course, post-race was all about Spartan Training, then I took 2 days off to recover.  I only ran once the week before the race and it was just a fun 2 mile run/walk with my friend & my kiddos.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that it wasn't my best run!  I really feel like I'm going to have to redeem myself on my next 5K trail run coming up next month!  I placed 4th in my age group with a finish time of 38:25.  I wish I would have pushed myself a little more, but it is what it is! 

Before the race with our friends, Jessica & Geron.  This was their first official race ever! So excited for them :)   

Before the race with our friends, Jessica & Geron.  This was their first official race ever! So excited for them :)   

As far as the race itself, it was good.  It wasn't a huge race and everything went smoothly from on-site packet pickup to the course markers & volunteers.  I had been told it wasn't a true trail run and after doing the run, I can see why.  We started off in a parking lot at the resort then ran the first mile through a golf course.  The second mile was mostly uphill through the undeveloped area of Lake Las Vegas then back down to finish the last mile and a half through the resort and golf course.  I'm assuming the longer distances of 10k and 21K were mostly trails.  The post-race area was great.  They had the usual post-race goodies of bananas, muffins, bagels, grapes, and orange slices, along with water and gatorade.  I also really liked that they printed out our results on-site!  

Post-race with my hubby!  I love that he'll be running a few races with me this year!! It makes running that much more fun :)

Post-race with my hubby!  I love that he'll be running a few races with me this year!! It makes running that much more fun :)

Did you have a race this weekend? I'd love to hear how it went for you!