I was signed up for the Clairton 5k, but at the last minute I decide to run the Boston For Boston 5k. This race was closer to home and for a good cause. So, yes, I did pay for two races.
I got to the race early and they were not quite ready for people to sign up yet. A few minutes later I was able to sign up, but they did not take my money. I hung out near the table waiting... The reason they did not take my money was because they did not have the race bibs yet.(sorta..they were in a bag and the volunteer didn't seem to know that) Once that was all said and done, I went to the car to warm up. It was really cold for a late spring morning. 38 degrees!
By race time it was closer to 47 degrees and I ditched the layers. I prefer running in shorts. A lot of folks I know were there including Joe H, the Tokars, Chris B, Jenn C, Angela L, and Emery S. Sorry if I missed anyone. The race was pretty low key. But they did have some one's mom making strawberry smoothies. yummy!
I had a good strong run. Just did not get the time that I wanted. The course was long. 3.19 by my garmin. I'm not great at math but... A normal 5k has 31 tenths. This one had 32 tenths. Divide my time ,21:43, by 32 and you get 40.7 second per tenths...so...if the course was right.. i would have got 21:03.... I think. I dunno.. I hate math.
last 2 tenths-1:12
For some reason there was no one manning the water stop, so the cups were all still in a bag. After the race I stood at the finish line handing out flyer's for the Boston Harvest and waiting for the results.
I asked Chris B get my shirt from Clairton. So I got two shirts today, but no medal. I got 3rd in my age group but they only did top one. I came in 9th place. That is my 6th top ten finish this year. :o)