|I've known Danny since he was a baby. I know I am on the short side, but we're on a slope here, so I'm not as short as it looks.|
The race was a fun, 2-loop 5K through grassy fields, winding single track, and a little bit of dirt road. Even with an 8 a.m. start, it was getting hot. It would have been nice to have more shade, but we all need our vitamin D, right? My goal was to come in under 30 minutes; I finished in 28:25. I figure I could have run harder without my 12 mile warm-up. I also thought I'd better hold back a bit so I wouldn't have to crawl home. Still, I felt good about my pace and ended up second in my age group.
I met some nice folks. Christian came out for his first 5K. He's a sprinter, he said, so this longer distance was a challenge for him. He did great, though, finishing a minute or so behind me, also second in his age group.
|Christian, a fast 11 year old, ran a great first 5K.|
|I'll be watching for John's results at the Olympic trials!|
|My cheering section on the way home.|
|Check out this awesome cactus tree!|