No good race report is complete without some photos, so here goes!
Here's a shot of some of my running gear, ready to go:
Yep, the gatorade in the Nathan bottles is frozen. This time of year, I'll freeze about half a bottle, then fill the rest just before I run (I'm not a fan of warm gatorade). Twenty minutes into my run, the ice was completely thawed.
Next, a photo I tried to take on my way to my run. I was out before dawn, trying to beat the heat and finish before my son's football game:
(it's hard to take good pictures while you're driving)
Finally, here's a picture of the pre-race crowd:
(Okay, it's an empty parking lot where I started my run)
So, my time at the 5k point of my 8 mile run was 33:02. I'm happy with that, since it means my pacing was about where I wanted it to be for my long run.
Hope everyone had a good run this weekend!