Let the Road Race Season Begin!

I started off the day with a nice flat 5K.  It was my first race in over a year and a half and it felt good!  The race was the Smuttynose Palooza and was part of the Will Run for Beer Race Series.  This is a series of   7 races, and if you complete 5 you get a Will Run for Beer Jacket — Hopefully I will be sporting that after this season! It was a beautiful day, high 30’s sunny and no wind.

The course was a flat out and back course.  It felt really good to be out there with hundreds of other runners, and even better when I turned around at the half way point and saw over half of them still behind me!  I finished with a respectable time of 27:40 (sub 9 minute miles!).  Overall I came in 302 out of 903 and 16th out of 80 in my age group (top 20%).  Not bad, but I have a lot of work to do if I am going to make my goal of running a 5K in under 25 minutes!

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