Well, last year things happened to fall that Water Drop Dash 5K was a week later which meant I FINALLY got to run it. It was a great race and one that I definitely wanted to run again this year. Thankfully, things worked out perfectly again and I was able to secure it on my race schedule.
The Water Drop Dash 5K course is the best parts of one of the flattest 10K courses in the area - the Chattahoochee Challenge 10K which is held in February and and Possum Trot 10K in June where is a PR course for a lot of runners in the area. The course is a very flat course for the Atlanta area and runs along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, GA. While that course only really has one hill, the Water Drop Dash doesn't included that hill! While I tend to run better on hills for some dumb reason, I am excited to get to run a flat one after all the hills a few days before at Publix Georgia Half Marathon.
There were little to no hills at all - maybe some slight elevation changes, but not like HILLS. After starting you ran about two miles out and turned around at the "Shoot the 'Hooch" landing and headed back to the finish line. The weather was just about perfect as well. While it felt a little cool and crisp standing a the start, once you started moving it was virtually perfect.
I took it pretty easy today and didn't really push too hard. I was mainly focusing on running a controlled and even pace as a maintenance run. Despite not pushing, I still ended up with my fastest 5K of the year.