I plan on letting my cousins speak for themselves in the next post but here is my recap!
First off, the Mini Indy is SO well organized! They have different start times for the different waves (5 total) so you didn't have to get to the start line when the first gun goes off, we actually "slept in" until 6 since our wave didn't start until 8:30. Getting to the start was a breeze and we hung out in a convention center using their nice restrooms until it was almost our start time. As we were marching ahead to the start line there were volunteers on the side handing out water and gatorade…GENIUS! I am constantly complaining about how parched I am right before a race due to nerves, whatever so this was exactly what I needed.
|At the start!|
The course was really nothing to write home about, wide open roads with not much scenery. There were some fun bands and entertainment along the way that all led up to the 2.5 mile loop around the Indianapolis 500 track around mile 6.
We all agreed that the track was a bit overrated and we were ready to be off of it after about 1 mile. It was cool to say I ran on the track but car racing doesn't really do it for any of us so I think the novelty was lost. Plus we knew we would be seeing our family after we excited the speedway so we just wanted to get to that point as quick as possible! We spotted them right as exited and Janel's 5-year old son, Brady, raced along side the course waving the whole way…definitely the motivation we needed to keep going.
|Close to the finish line, sprinting to catch up to Kristin!|
|Still smiling after 13.1 miles!|
QUESTION: What do you remember most about your first 13.1? Or first race?