28 Mar Running Season Begins
Sarah and I kicked off our line up of races for the spring and summer with the Run for Hunger 5K in Winona Lake. The race had a great turnout. I don’t have an exact number but it is in the neighborhood of 700 participants.
Though it wasn’t a PR time, I felt extremely good about where I was coming out of the winter months. I placed 18th overall with a time of 20:03. The only shameful part was being beat by a nine year old. On the third mile a short child coming up to about my waist breezes past me effortlessly. I held my head in shame as I tried desperately to keep up with this nine year old. How could this be! My legs were as long as he was tall, I should be able to at least keep up! How in the world is this happening? I won’t be surprised if this child will be an Olympic runner with the crazy effortless stride he has at nine years old. Nine years old.
Sarah ran a stunning race! Her goal was to be within the 27 minute range. She finished in 26:45 with about 8:30 miles. Another amazing achievement is that during her training she completed a 7 mile run!
You never know what to expect for the first race after the winter months since training can be sporatick. Overall, Sarah and I were excited about the times we ran and feel that this race was a great launch to the season.