Monday, July 4, 2011
Newhall Independence Day 5k (20:29)
Today was the 29th annual Newhall Independence Day 5k. This well established race draws about 500 runners every year. This was my 4th consecutive year running the event. Since I have not been running I decided to play it conservative. I found Dale and Lauren at the starting line and Lauren was talking about a PR so I decided to try and pull her along with me. Our first mile was 6:40 and Lauren was right with me. We made it to the turn around and I started to pull away. By my watch I hit the two mile mark at 13:46. My last mile was 6:20. I finished in 20:29, a nice tempo run for the week. I was pleased until I realized that that time was my marathon pace at CIM! I've got to get back in shape!
Lauren did PR 21:13. Clay's daughter Kendall also PR'd in 23:20. The weather was very warm, ok it was hot! It is always a fun time with free Jamba Juice afterward at a nice park. It just takes them forever to call the awards!