Welcome to the Run Recollection Month as I’ve decided to call it. Already cranked out three race posts this month – figured might as well go for a whole month full of sweat hehehe. Today’s featured run (also in chronological order if you are keeping track) was the second running of the WhiskeyDaddle. It used to be called the Peoria Marathon, but they decided to take on a theme based on the Peoria whiskey heritage as well as pump up the overall festive element of a race that was starting to lose its luster. The event now spreads across two days with race distances to meet any level.
On Saturday, they hold The Shot. This is the shortest distance for the two days coming in at 5K or for you non-runners out there, 3.1 miles. As a general rule, I usually do not run races that take me less time to run that it does to get myself out of bed and ready to toe the line. If you see me participating in a 5K, there is usually some other reason – in this situation it was to feed my inner medal whore. That’s right, if I double up the race (for a hefty price of course), they give me an EXTRA medal. Now that is what I am talking about. This is similar to the Illini Marathon which also gives out three medals for completing two races. This year, like with the Illini (link here), opted for the 5K + the Half Marathon or the Daddle Deluxe as they called it. That’s the Shot (5K) plus the Bottle (Half).
hit the jump to see how the warm up race turned out!