Tracksmith Twilight Indoor Race Report – Elisabeth R

Race: Tracksmith Twilight Indoor

Runner: Elisabeth R

Race Date: 02/25/2023

Location: The Armory Track

Results: 3:27:89 (800m)

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

I loved the atmosphere (DJ, announcer, lots of spectators, and cheering)!

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

They didn’t take pictures of each person.

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

It was my first time racing on a banked track!

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I loved putting my training to use and feeling confident going into the race! I loved watching other heats before mine and getting inspired by the other runners.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

It was great practice to race with other people. I will take lessons into the next race about navigating passing and being passed.

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

You can warm up on the 2nd floor!

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

It’s historic and I love the wall of fame on the way up the stairs – great inspiration!

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Very well-oiled machine. They explained everything!

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

Just sign up on the Tracksmith website or Trials of Miles.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

There were concession stands and vending machines.

Weather and typical race conditions

Indoor meaning weather wasn’t a factor (huge relief)!!!!

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

If you wear track spikes, The Armory has specific rules so check the website first.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Very spectator friendly!

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

5/5 stars! Highly recommend!