Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Location: Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton MN
Hotel: Home, sweet home
Weather: 64F, wind at 0 MPH
Official Results: Overall and Age Group 5K, Overall and Age Group 10K
Previous Results: First time at this event
Goal: Speed Workout
Official Result: 19:54 (6:25 per mile pace)
Overall: 3rd (67 total); 1st in 50-59 AG (5 total)
Direct Garmin Link
|The finishing kick was pleasing.|
I hadn't raced since June 14th. Since then, my focus was and has been on Podium Boy. He was out at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for a week long Modern Pentathlon Development camp and the Youth Nationals event, where he picked up a silver medal.
|Podium Boy fencing against Olympian Margaux Isaksen|
|Podium Boy being, well, Podium Boy|
This little 5K was good for me for one reason: That I went under 20 minutes. I need to work hard to get back into the low 18's, where I should be. So, it was a first step to getting back into true running form.
August 17 - Wayzayta Cross Country Alumni race. A fun event where past alumni, and parents, race against the boys of the current cross country team. I was unable to participate last year due to injury. But I plan to show the young lad that his old man still has little bit of speed left in him!
September 21 - Trees and Trails 5K