First of all, thanks again for all the thoughts and prayers for my dad and for Bob. Both are home and both are doing well. My dad even took a 1+ mile walk around the neighborhood the other day.
Secondly, congrats to all the people competing down at St. Anthony's (Maija, Bree Wee, Bri & Marty Gaal, ...). Sorry to hear about the no swim, but hope you had a good experience down in St. Pete.
Okay, my race report. Beth and I ran the 9th Annual Burgh's Pizza & Wing Pub 5K & 10K Runs on the Montour trail down in Washington County. It was HOT for April that's for sure. Combine that with a crushed limestone surface (instead of road), my lack of training over the last two months (ankle injury & sickness), and I knew I was going to be in for a long day. It's an out & back that's somewhat uphill out and then downhill back.
Here's the splits:
Mile 1 - 6:13
Mile 2 - 6:36 (12:49)
Mile 3 - 6:31 (19:21...just over 20:00 at the turnaround)
Mile 4 - 6:33 (25:54)
Mile 5 - 6:25 (32:20)
Mile 6 - 6:24 (38:44)
0.2 - 1:15 (40:00 on the nose)
Not pretty, but I'll take it given the circumstances. The funny part of the race is that I was ALL ALONE for the last three miles. At the finish I was 2:11 back from the guy in front of me and 1:44 ahead of the guy behind me. The people at the finish line were probably wondering what was going on during that nearly 4 minute span. Beth rocked it and finished 2nd OA female. There was some $$ for the top 3 females, so that's always a nice perk above and beyond just competing.
Once we got home, I completed the final two legs of my 'triathlon' by mowing the 3-inch tall grass and then Beth and I going out to eat with part of the $$ from the race. We went to Eat'n Park...a Pittsburgh Staple and I can't wait because the Merry Berry Month of May is just around the corner!!!