I ran a solid first mile - actually, it was one of my fastest miles ever. Mile two inside of the park was pretty decent with just a slightly slower pace. I typically slow down a little bit inside of the park because the course is pretty narrow at this point as it is paved trail in the park so maneuvering around folks can be kind of tricky.
My race went to shambles though in the last mile. I haven't been able to eat much the past week due to some post-Hotlanta Half Marathon nausea from not staying hydrated enough. Well, when your body doesn't have fuel, it doesn't quite want to go. My last mile sucked. I hate to be negative, but it was really frustrating. I was on pace to PR through the first two miles, but the last mile just got me.
The Kennesaw Grand Prix Series is a great series for sure, and I highly recommend any of their races. They are all super organized and you cannot beat that course. Seriously, you won't find many flatter 5K courses in the Atlanta area. We will definitely be back on July 9th for the Sports Fanatic 5K and cannot wait to get another try at this course.
To learn more about the Kennesaw Grand Prix series and register for their upcoming races, be sure to check out their website.