I started to get my "Brandi spunk" back once I started to meet up with my friends. My friends seriously bring out the best in me and I cannot be more thankful for that. Yes, I made the decision to run the Tough Mudder the day before and now I have to live with the decision of running a 10 Miler with exhausted.
The race starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and the course takes you on a mini tour of Atlanta. Runners are placed into five different corrals based on estimated pace (corrals A-E are for the 10 Miler and others are for the 5K). In order to help space out several thousand runners, corrals are sent off every two minutes or so.
One of the highlights of this race each year is the Cardiac Hill Challenge. Positioned at around mile 2 of the race course, Mizuno sponsors a challenge to see who the King & Queen of Cardiac Hill are as well as the 100 fastest runners are in this 1-mile stretch. In the past, the challenge clocks your time over the course of a mile as you conqueror about a 12 story elevation gain over a mile on Peachtree Road (also known as Cardiac Hill). With the course change this year, we get to run DOWN Cardiac Hill. After running 10 Peachtree Road Races and 5 Atlanta 10 Milers, I was crazy excited to get to run down Cardiac Hill for the first time ever!
Atlanta Track Club hosts some of the absolute best races in the Atlanta area, so if you are in need of a great way to start 2019, be sure to check out the Resolution Run on January 1. I hope to see you there!