Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ras na hEireann 2012

Hi Guys!  Happy Sunday!
Today I ran the Ras na hEireann 5k in Davis square.

It was a really fun race because:

 The weather was absolutely beautiful!  This was the first race I've done where it was above 35 degrees...

 Everyone (including me) was dressed in green...

 The course is mostly flat with a few rolling hills...

They give out awesome finisher medals with bottle openers! What more could you ask for?

I had a great time, and I really pushed myself.  I knew I was being slightly ambitious when I lined up at the 8 min pace maker, but I did it anyway. 

And I did pretty well!  My unofficial pace was 8:16.  That's unusually fast for me!  I'm still waiting to find out the official results but for now I'm going by my Nike+ sensor.

Official Results:
Net time: 26:34
Pace: 8:33 (slower than my nike+ pace)
Place Overall: 992/ 4367
Division/Total: 123/882 (top 14%!)

This means I conquered one of my fitness goals of 2012:
  • to run a 5k in under 29 mins.  
I passed with flying colors!

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