Yesterday my step son and I completed the 5th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival Saturday, March 28, 2015. The run was in support of Autism Care and Treatment for Military Families. Everyone in my house attended this event so it was interesting to watch everyone get up at 4:30AM (I’m a dictator when I need to be someplace.)
When day broke I was able to see what was going on and to my surprise I ran into friends and people I use to work with at other companies. The made the event even more fun!
I start out running at way too fast of a pace, I think it was because I was caught up in the pace of the crowd at the one mile mark iSmoothRun told me my pace was 06:46/mile and I knew that I need to roll back my pace else I would burn myself out before the end of the race. Mile 2 was 08:17, still too fast mile 3 was 08:51, mile 4 was 09:14, mile 5 was 09:03, at 6 miles I rolled 08:55 and then finished at 07:50.
I ran the 10K and actually did better than it expected. I even got first place in my age group and was given a medal! On the surface this sounds like a great achievement but in reality I had a 50/50 chance of winning because there was only one other person in my age group running the race ;P
I came in 54th of 175 runners office timing was;
Gun 00:54:03 Chip 00:53:58 Pace 00:08:42 Sex Place 41
This was my step sons first 5K; he did better than I had expected coming in 1st place in his age division 112th of 387 runners;
Gun 00:33:00 Chip 0032:58 Pace 00:10:38 Sex Place 67.