T and myself after the raceI ran our local 5K today. The weather was pretty perfect as it was at 7:30 well before it got hot. There were about 100 people including T! There were lots of grade school kids which was awesome. I started out too fast and felt not so great right away. Then I settled into my pace. A lot of people were passing me at this point. T chatted a little but I'm not much for talking during a race and she took off. I could see her the whole race but as usual she was out in front.
Eventually I started passing a few people myself. The course was fairly flat, certainly no hills of any consequence. When I started my Garmin had gone to History and I had to scramble to start it. So when I finished I let it continue running for a short time to make up the difference. So I am not 100% positive of my time but it was about 26:51 which was a PR for this year. I thought I would get a time at the end but this is a very low key race. When I went to check later they only had times for about each 10th person. So I was slightly more than half way between 26:00 and 27:11 so I think what I figured was right!
Our neighbor's draft horses in the parade
H walks the whole parade route on stilts every year: this spring she
ran Vermont City Marathon for the first time!
So I hurried home to get back for the parade. It was slightly more than an hour long. I saw lots of people I hadn't seen in a long time and managed to choke down a fried bread dough before I headed home!