Saturday, May 17, 2014

West Newton 10k

     The morning of the race I was planning on running the 5k.  Last year if you remember I ran both the 5k and 10k.  There was no option of that this time.  I wasn't really sure if I could do a 10k, but when I saw that the price was the same for both distances...  I went with the 10k.
     As I was signing in, I saw the race director volunteer himself to hand out timing chips.  I thought to myself, that's not going to work...  I walked back to the car to get my water bottle, then back to the registration.  I stood back and watched for a minute.
     The director kept getting asked questions by volunteers and runners, finally I stepped in and offer to hand out the timing chips.  He agreed to let me.

     Before the race I was feeling pretty good.  I just wanted to be able to finish the race.  I started out slow and focused on my pace.  The 5k and 10k ran out together, so I had no idea who I was running against.  Not that it mattered, really. 

     The last two miles of the race I was going back and forth with 3 people.  I ended up passing all of them before the finish.  I ended with a time on 52:29 and 18th place. 

     I have to start running more.  I need to get back to my time/pace.

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