It is a beautiful day in upstate New York! It’s January 24 and this morning it was ~30F for the race. You really can’t ask for much more in the middle of the winter.
ADP and I headed to the race with kids in tow this morning. We both signed up to run the 3 mile race (other races were 15K and 30K). Once we signed in and we signed the kids in so they could do crafts while we ran (I don’t think they even knew we were gone because they had such a great time). I finally remembered to take some canned food along for the Winter Series Food Bank Effort; they are trying to collect 500 items in five races.
Things were a little different with ADP there. He warmed up before the race…and I tagged along for one lap around the track. Also, I know I’m not competitive when it comes to my running against others – I know I’ll be in the middle to end of the pack. Apparently, I’m competitive for ADP because I was giddy excited for him, telling him where he should start (front of the pack), and I had to keep reminding myself to tell him to have fun.
I also caught up with Amanda and finally got a picture of us. She ran the 15K today so we didn’t get to run together today.
I did learn something about my Garmin today – press “lap” after warming up otherwise I’ll have no idea what my splits for the race are. So the best I can do is my splits including a .27 mile warm-up.
Mile 1: 9:12
Mile 2: 8:44
Mile 3: 9:08
.32 mile: 2.28 (7:41 equiv)
Total: 3.32 mi, 29:34, 8:54 /mi ave
Race: 3.05 miles, 27:10 (8:54 ave)
I decided to push myself today since I never push my speed and it turned out well!
As for ADP, well the boy had fun. He finished the 3 miles in 18:23 for ninth place overall and first place in his age group. He received a box of Multigrain Cheerios for his efforts!