Thursday, June 3, 2010

Boystown 5 Mile Run

Memorial day was the Boystown 5 Mile Run in Omaha, NE.  It was a very nice day - just a little over 60 degrees at the start.  I got there about 30 minutes early and did some light jogging around the campus to warm up.  I lined up with the 6:30 pace runners at the start line.  While everybody was waiting I fielded a few questions about my "weird" shoes like "are they comfortable", "is there any arch support, because I need a lot of that", and "do you like them?".  The same sort of questions that are usually asked...  One guy mentioned that he just got a pair and had been wearing them around the house. 

Once the gun went off I felt really good and was passing people for the first half mile or so.  I finished the first mile in 6:01.  The course was beautiful - hills, trees, a lake...  I passed the lead female around 1.5 miles.  The miles flew by and it was very enjoyable:  6:14, 6:08, 6:12...  The last mile I felt great- 5 mile races seem short after doing a half marathon the weekend before!  Did the last mile in 6:06 - wore the Garmin for the first time and it hit the five mile mark about 0.09 miles from the finish.  Ended up placing 30th out of 1600.  Very fun race - I recommend doing it!

30 5/92 NICHOLAS HANSON 1339 27 M BLAIR NE 30:56

Next up is a 5k in Ashland, NE...

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