Well the first race of 2008 is in the books. It was nice that this race was practically in my backyard. And it was for a great cause as they were raising money for S.I.D.S. Here is a link to the website <Here is the Link>
At the end of 2007 I had a 5K PR of 26:38 in October. I was running a lot in 2007 and not so much in 2008. I think I am in better shape now but really not in great running shape. So going into the race I figured I would be happy around 28:00. And I asked Kim to throw out a time for me and she said 28:04 (thanks for the confidence in SUB 28:00 Honey).
As the title of the post states this was an Inaugural event. So I got to packet pickup race day early thinking they would not have there stuff together and I might be waiting a while. I was wrong they were really on top of things and had a ton of volunteers there early and ready to work. So I picked my stuff up and drove the whole mile back to my house. Had a full hour and a half before race start so drank some water and had a banana (had oatmeal when I woke by the way).
Saw a bunch of people there that I knew from around town, running on the bike path over the last two years. They got us lined up, sang the National Anthem, and we were off. This was a small race the 5K had about 220 runners and it was an easy start. Course was very flat and ran on much of the same path I have been running since I started running two years ago. Not much to say I had a good first mile, followed by a slower (but still OK) 2nd mile. Then I was a little tired as I have been doing all my training at Max HR of about 150. I know I was close to 170 at times during the race. The rest of the race was slower but still came in at 27:58 (Garmin). No chip for the race so Gun had me at 28:07. Not too bad for me for a first race and not too much running. I finished 103 out of 213 (I am sure some were walkers).
Here are the official results.
Last note I hope Jerry is OK (I will find out Monday) He finished 16th in the race with a time of 20:55 not to bad for a 57 year old. He was being tended to by paramedics right after he finished.