Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blairsville 5k

   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.

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