Saturday, June 23, 2007

Foot Down Against Domestic Violence 5K RR

At the last minute, I decided to enter a 5K near my neighborhood this morning. It was a local race put on by the Omaha YWCA. I got there about 7-ish and there weren't many people but as 7:30 came around it seemed that a fair number of racers had shown up. When the results are posted in the next week I will have a better idea of how many people ran/walked.

I saw a couple of people I knew from work and from the local triathlon club. The gun went off at 8 am and we were off on a one and a half loop course that is almost completely flat and pretty fast. This was part of the route I run for training so I knew which parts of the path seemed flat but had a slight up hill gradient etc. Home turf definitely has its advantages. My splits slowed up a little each mile which I was disappointed with.

Mile 1: 7:47
Mile 2: 7:54
Mile 3: 8:08
Overall: 24:30 (unofficial)

I ended up placing 2nd in my age group (F 20-29) with no idea where I was overall. The fastest man ran 17 minutes and the fastest woman ran 21 minutes. Wow.

Fun day and I came home with a medal, a Boulevard hat, and yet another race t-shirt. Should of told them to keep the money for the shirt and put it back in the YWCA somewhere. Oh well, maybe next time.


Lance Notstrong said...

When you come home with a medal, that's ALWAYS a good day :-)