Well a few races have went by since the last post, Springtime and Palace. They are my favorite races of the year. It just so happens that this year has been a good year for me racing so far. So a few weeks ago I put done a good time at the Thomasville Baptist Road 10k of a 41:07. I was happy with that but I knew that I could have went a little harder if I knew I was so close to 41 minutes. Well I went into Springtime just hoping I could get under 41. I knew I could do this if I did not day dream in the middle of the race; which I do sometimes. Well to cut to the chase I ended up with a 40:33. The funny thing is that when I crossed the 6 mile mark I clicked the split button. Well when I crossed the line and looked at my watch it read a 39:15( I think). Well my watch stopped at the 6 mile mark so I thought I ran really fast. I was showing everyone my watch thinking I ran sub 40. After a few minutes later I realized that my watch was stuck on the 6 mile mark. So I did have to find some people and correct this tiny mistake. Maybe next year for that sub 40.
Well Palace Saloon 5k was this past weekend. Leading up to Palace I wanted to go under 19:30. Well I did the run for the cookies right after the marathon and was right under 20 minutes. With that in mind I had a feeling that I could go under 19:30. So on race day came and the shotgun went off. I went out. Andy yelled to me saying I was running a 5:30 pace and I need to slow down. Unlike myself I slowed down and crossed the first mile in 6:04. I felt really good there and was pacing off of Andy and Felton.(thanks guys) The second mile I held on leading to the hill with a 6:11. All I had left with the last mile was a 6:22. This was enough to get me under 19:30 by a huge about of time I finished in 19:11. This is be fastest time in the last 10 years.
To end this rambling, I think I can cut some more time off if I just stay healthy. I would like to thank my high school cross coach. Thanks for pushing me and giving me the hunger to fight through the pain.