Pedaling and paddling adventures with everything else in between
Saturday, June 30, 2012
2nd in a 5K??? Whodda Thought!
"What is your average pace?" Asked Lisa at the start. "Oh, about a 12 minute pace" said Chili. End of race: "Twelve Minute pace my ass!" Chili finished 2nd in her age group only 30 seconds behind the winner at 28:38. Yes - a shocker: It was a friggin 9:30 minute pace. Holy shit... I don't think I EVER ran that fast. Of course I don't think I EVER ran a race on a totally flat rail trail before either. Yes, 12 minutes includes hills. So 9:30 shouldn't be a surprise on flat... but it was. A pleasant surprise! I was also feeling pretty good and just went with it. I normally don't push myself too hard... I just don't. But today I did. It was a good day. The race was the Rattlesnake Run 5K at Lehigh Gorge State Park, Glen Onoko access. We did a 24 mile bike ride afterwards.