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Note to self - when doing a race report, write it in word and then cut and paste to the post. I just lost my RR! Learn something new every day. Now I will give the Reader's Digest condensed version.

 

Weather was great in SE VA. Hit the 70's with partially cloudy skies. 5K start was 1PM with the mile at 2PM. The race was to raise funds for Sophia and Lindsay's school playground. The school is a two minute drive from the house and a good portion of the course was right across the street from our house. It was a no brainer to enter.

 

The 5K started on time and we got off to a typical fast Kottmer start. Irene had some pacing issues but that will get better as she runs more. I had no problems backing off and letting Irene set the pace, making sure she didn't push herself too hard. I had 0 calf pain as we really didn't push the pace much. Mile 1 - 10:23, Mile 2 - 12:01, Mile 3 - 11:19. Irene followed my lead with the final kick and ran past me to finish in 34:02. Not bad for her 1st 5K in a year and considering she has only been running again since Shamrock.

 

 

Sophia (10) finished her mile in 8:20, not bad for her first real race. She looked pretty comfortable and will continue to improve with time. Lindsay (8) had a problem near the start. I had told the girls that they should line up in the back of the group. Lindsay insisted on lining up in the very front. You all can imagine what happened. She got bumped and knocked down right after the 1st turn and did not want to go on. I didn't want to push her either. Lesson learned.

 

 

All things considered it was a decent day.

 

 

Our next race - 28th Annual Lion's journey for sight 5K & Mile Run/Walk, Fort Story, Virginia Beach VA

 

 

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