This race happened in Rossville, a small town about a half hour away from Purdue. I was pretty happy that the start time wasn’t until 9 am, so I didn’t even have to get up that early! I had asked my parents if they wanted to come and walk it (it was officially a run/walk), and I was very happy when they said yes! My mom has walked one other 5k before, but this was my dad’s first. Yay to healthy choices. 🙂
|A picture of my parents and I at my wedding–one of the only good pictures of us (I’ll have to change that!)|
I got to Rossville around 8:30, so had plenty of time to get my race bib on and decide what to wear. It was 35 degrees, so I was trying to decide if I wanted my light-weight zip-up hoodie on, or if I wanted to go in a t-shirt; I decided on keeping the hoodie, which I think was the right choice even though I was getting pretty toasty by the end. The course was out and back–I ran the first mile too fast at 8:14, so slowed down quite a bit for the next two miles (8:23, 8:39) and was able to speed up a little for the end. I finished up with 26:17, 8:25 pace…not a PR, but not far off, and my best time without D running next to me telling me we can go faster. 🙂 Overall I was pretty happy with how it went!
|Beth and I after the 5k.|
My parents walked together and finished around 51:20, which is a pace of about 16:30…not too bad! I was very happy that they decided to come and participate. 🙂