We ran around the Parque Alameda four times to hit three miles. This is the oldest public park in Mexico City.
The pavement around the park is really nice – it’s smooth and not as hard as a regular sidewalk. Plus, there are markers for every few meters for sprinting.
I’ve only done two 5ks since I started racing last year, and my time was better for both of those (Turkey Trot and Ugly Sweater), but! Both of those were in LA, at sea level. Mexico is at 7200 feet, so I’m really happy with this time. It probably didn’t hurt that I had people, um, urging me on. I heard several times during the race – ¡Correle, guerita, correle!
This was a really fun event thanks to the staff at the Mexico City Hilton. And, it was a great start to the day!
How was your weekend?