I have never ran a 5k race before, which is kind of funny because what brought me into running was the Couch to 5k program.
Last week me, my husband, and a few friends ran a Super Hero Themed fun run 5k at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Race entry included a cape, medal, brunch buffet AND theme park admission – which was a pretty sweet deal.
This was the first race that my husband and I ran together the ENTIRE race. My husband usually picks up the pace a mile or two in, but between him taking it easy and me running straight through (no Galloway intervals) we both kept a nice, fun pace.
The first part of the 5k went through the parking lot, but once we entered the park it was a scenic route and we got a lay of the land as it was the first time we had been to this park.
I don’t know if this was a true 5k distance. I finished pretty quickly for me – 35:48 -which gave me an 11:32 pace. My Google Fit app registered it as 2.75 miles. So – if I ran a true 5k my pace was 11:35 per mile and if it was 2.75, my pace was 13 per mile. Who knows. I’m not losing sleep over it.
The brunch buffet afterwards was nice – the spread was bagels, eggs, pancakes, and fruit.
We spent the rest of the day in the park. This park was a standard “roller coaster park” with a bunch of midway rides peppered in. No “dark” or theme rides like Disney or Universal. There also is a zoo and aquarium component to the park. I have mixed feelings about that.
However, to sum the day up – it was a blast to run the 5k and spend the rest of the day with my husband and friends.