Run to the Moon
This morning I ran in the Wapak "Run to the Moon" 5K race (it's in conjunction with their Summer Moon Festival). There were quite a few people there - more than a Gahanna race (which was mercifully cancelled this year because of construction) - but less than Celina. I admit that I was hopeful when I saw that I was only the 3rd competitor entered in my age group (there ended up being 6 in the 30-34 category). Note my starting position: outside right (in the gray/black).
The race started at a relatively slow pace. By relatively slow, I mean that I could still see the leaders at the mile mark (turns out they were right around 6 minutes at the mile compared to my 6:34 -- which is a little too fast for me right now).
My second mile was about 7:20, and my third mile was also 7:20. That, plus the final .1 mile, put me at 22:04 in 24th place overall (the winner was in the 18:50s, which was a bad time for me as a high school freshman). I would like to turn it into a 3 consistant sub-7 minute miles, but no matter: that effort put me in line for hardware: I was 1st in my age group, so I got a pottery "medal" (custom made by the Wapak High School Arts and Pottery Club).
And the funny thing is: I actually have energy to do other stuff today.