How was my race? The excitement at the start caused me to literally "sprint" around the parking lot. I noticed my pace on the Garmin register 6:04. I don't think I ever ran that fast...ever. What the heck was I trying to do? Crazy. Anyway, I let off the gas and cruised comfortably in 8 something pace for the rest of the way.
Weather: Perfection - 50 something with low humidity
Mile 1: 7:39
Mile 2: 8:17
Mile 3: 8:16
There was a big group today. Suzie Schrieber brought her Luke's group with her. There was also a walking group. I'm glad this 5K keeps perpetuating itself. It is so close to home and cheap that I can't believe how lucky I am to be so close to it.
After the run, I saw Jim Braden. I congratulated him for his recent age group wins. I told him that I shall call him Master O B Wan for now and if he keeps winning when he turns 80, that I shall change his title to Master Yoda. Jim started running when he was 39 so I still have hope and aspiration to be like him when I'm 70 something.
Last but not least, The Woodland's other running fixture, Debbie Tripp was there running the course.