Happy Memorial Day.
I had a 5k on Saturday and decided to do another today. I figured my legs would be shot, but I still needed to do my training run so why not do it with people. I did this race last year. It is a good race, not too far away, not too expensive. I am not sure why they do not get a bigger turn out.
The race starts with a down hill. I decided to just let my legs do what then felt like. Meaning I was not going to try and race or stare at my Garmin for my pace. I thought I was running a good 24 minute 5k, nothing great. Around the first mile the two people in front of me, who were Indiana County Road Runners, started to slow down and I zoomed passed them. I guessed that I was in the top 10 of probably like 40-50 people.
I do not know why, but I like running bunny hills. The quick up and downs break up the boring flat course. The middle of this course was flat. I started to pick up the pace going down a hill at about 2.3 or 2.4 (guessing) then shot back up the hill passing a guy who asked me if the race was almost over. I replied, "up the hill, then left, then left, then left, then threw the shoot". I think he took it as meaning no it was not close. But it was. I beat him and finished in 4th place with a time of 22:15. That is the fastest that I have done two races in a weekend or 3 day period.