Sunday, October 21, 2012

Embrace the Race: October 21, 2012

Today I ran in the Embrace the Race 5K in Highland Park. This is the second year of the event, which was committed to raising funds for Breast and Ovarian Cancer research.

While it was a little cold to start the race (about 41 degrees) it was a beautiful fall day, great colors and a fun race. They even had hills.

I have been training with a group of runners coached by Heather Collins. Two of the women in that group also ran in this race, Heather Bublick (on the left) and Nikki Kopelson (center). I think they both ran personal bests.

I had hoped to run under 22 minutes, but my official goal was 22:30 and I ended up running 22:25, a 7:14 pace. My mile splits were 6:52, 7:06, 7:46 (but that last mile had all the hills.)

I finished first in my age group of 60 to Infinity (there weren’t too many in that cohort) and I finished 20th overall out of 150.