10 dollars to enter... training with daughter... being with her for her first race... priceless.
We ran the race together and she took 2nd in her age group.She and I were pumped. She is a very tough 13 year old. I am as always very proud of her and her sister. Cool morning and ditches were full… Great conditions for this year’s Eurocross. The water crossings were wild.
We started out in the middle of the pack. This was her first 5k race. The water was over the banks, so when we crossed the extra water concealed the drop off for the original bank. Slick and muddy it was wild at the crossing. Mike Greene had advised me to wear old shoes and embrace the mud.
I think we started out a little fast for my daughter’s normal pace. She seemed a little overwhelmed during the first 1.5 K. She hung in there and we maintained a good pace. We got muddy and had a blast. During the last lap I told her to save something for the finish.
When she turned it on with the finish in site she shot out ahead of me. Great race and a great day with my family.
By the numbers. 1. 5:43 fast start 2. 6:10 reality set in 3. 6:34 4. 6:29 5. 6:02 strong finish Total 30:59 for both of us (she finished second place in her age group)
I ran with a friend of mine this AM. We ran my hill route. He suggested running it a little differently than I usually run it. It was a great change of pace and I think I will try it this way for a while.
I am really anal about routines. If it works, I keep it until something better comes along. Guess what… something did this morning?