All ready to go with some of my favorite running buddies !!
And the women's race getting ready to start!
|Women's Race Start|
I felt good right into the race, went out a tad fast for me, so came back to comfortably fast (for me), and just focused on a "decent" mile time. In the last 100 yrds, I saw the clock, but could only see the "minute" number because someone was blocking it. Well it had a 7 as I was coming in! What? 7 min something?? So I ran faster and finished with a 7:23 minute mile! A new PR by 27 seconds! I was so excited !!!
After all the race heats finished, I was about to head out, but was reminded to stay for raffles. Although I usually never win one of these things, I figured why not? I won a lovely Outback Steakhouse gift basket with a certificate for dinner! Awesome! Glad I stayed now :)
|My raffle winnings - Outback Steakhouse dinner|
|2nd Place Age Group (35-39) :)|
This was seriously what I needed to get my running mood back on track!
The men's winner ran that mile in 4:27.... he was smokin' down Market Street! The women's winner in 5:26!
Watching people with speed like that is amazing!!