today I had a few choices in races to decide, I chose this one because, one I never ran this course and it was new, and two it was close to home and I just got off of work from 11pm -730am.so it was close to drive.after work I went home change ate a banana and headed to the race, i got there at 8am picked up my bib and headed for my mile warm up.I looked around and notice it look like a lot of locals were running this race. I saw my running friend Liz and her friend Chris there so didn’t feel to alone. well we all headed to the starting line I felt little nervous as usual, this will be my last race till broad street. I was thinking good time maybe sub 20 or 19. the gun went off and we were off running I put my self in relax mode, I saw to young kids darted out of the blocks. believe me they were hard too catch up too. by making our first turn I passed my good friend Liz, who I know runs well and fast so I knew she would be behind me though out the race, she was gunning for sub 20 time, so I knew I was in for a heck of a race. as I hit mile 1 my split was 6:22 good relaxed pace for me, I was eying on the 2 kids ahead of me I didn’t want too speed up yet so stayed behind them till I made my move coming on too mile 2 my split was 6:34. then notice the first place boy was keep looking back I was toe to toe with the second place kid every time I catch up he would speed up. after we pass mile 2 I finally passed the 2nd place boy all that was in front of me was the 1st place kid. as I caught up too him I made my move and passed him, I kept my pace by the time I hit mile 3 split was 6:22 and I put everything in speed, I wasn’t sure where Liz was but I had a feeling she was close and so were the 2 kids coming to the final turn I raced to the finish line. I crossed the line at 19:28. my legs were tired, I looked back and saw the 2 kids finishing close and Liz finished right behind them, couple minutes later Chris finished the race.
recap, the race was great the 2 kids were tough to catch, Liz did awesome she finally hit her goal 19:50 ,Chris ran a great time too, me and Liz got top honors for 1st place overall male and females. Overall I was pleased with the race.