Saturday, May 4, 2013

West Mifflin Titan Dash 5k

     In the last two weeks I have set PRs at  two races.  I knew that there was no way to keep that up, so I went to the Titan Dash 5k just because it is a nice little 5k that is close to home.
     Just like last year most of the runners were high school students.  After the first mile they started to get tired.  I past 10 or 12 of them and move into 4th place.  I was not looking at my garmin, so I did not know how fast or how slow I was going.  The course was four hills. The turn around was at the bottom of the biggest hill.  When I started back up the hill, the first female passed me.  I thought I could catch her.  I was wrong.  She was moving very fast.
     The water stop was at mile 2.  When I got there I was in 5th place.  I put my hand out to grab the water.  The volunteers had not yet put the water in the cups.  CRAP!  I kept running.  No time to waste.  I could hear someone behind me.  That kept me going.  I did not want to be passed as they were only doing first in the age group.  I finally looked at my garmin at 2.8 miles.  I was at 20 minutes.  WHAT???  I took off.  Finishing in 20:47.  A NEW PR!!!  3 races/3 weekends/3 PRS.  
Waterfront Chick-a-Fil Cow
     After the race someone came up to me and said "your race was so much better organized".  This was not the first time I have heard that, but it is still awesome!  lol 

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