Saturday, May 22, 2010

5K PR!! YMCA River Run

I ran a local 5K Friday evening. Normally I am not a fan of evening races but I wanted to get another short and fast race in prior to my half marathon and start of marathon training. Plus it was put on by my gym, the YMCA. I had the woman who organizes the event stop me twice at the gym to ask me if I planned to run it. So I did. and boy am I glad! I had two goals set; to beat my previous PR of 23:02 and to come in around 22:50 or faster.

I finished in 21:38. That is a 6:59 pace! Who knew I had it in me to break a 7 minute per mile pace?! I also placed first in my age group.

Official Results:
time- 21:38
pace- 6:59
age place- 1st out of 22
overall place- 16 out of 239

and a quick shout out to my dad who competed in a duathlon today. 5K run, 25K bike, 5K run. He finished in 1:32 and placed 1st in his age group.


  1. Awesome! I had a feeling that you were going to crush your old PR.



  2. Dude! YOu and your dad both rock! Nice races!!

  3. Wow-what a great race! Cool medal too.