I knew that the race would go well for me when the handed me my bib: #29! I went to look over the course and pick up my packet on Friday before the race. The course looked pretty good. It seemed fairly flat, just like my work buddy, who I was running with had said. So, I felt really good about my prospects for getting 27 minutes. I am not sure why 27 minutes becames improtant to me, but it had become my goal time and was all that I could think about.
The third mile went by without me even really noticing, there was a good size slope and two long stright stretches. Once I got to just before the 3m mile mark, I could feel that I was starting to pick up the paced. I was about to look at my watch when this old guy went by me. I didn't even here him coming. He was like a ninja!!! I was right behind him when we turned the last corner, so I opened it up and went right by him and a young guy who was stopped and thowing up alongside the pathway. I looked at the race clock a little was out and saw 26:26!! So ,I turned it on and came in at 26:30.8!!!! I am so happy with this time! Nearly a full 2mins off of my last race time! I was beat when I finished, but I kept moving because I thought that If I stopped that I would fall over. My freind came in just over his goal time, but he still did really well. Most importantly, we are both already talking about our next 5k. Mine will be on Oct. 9th and my goal will be 26 minutes flat.