Hey everybody.....I just wanted to get on the blog and wish everybody a very Happy New Year! As for me, tonight, I'm going to the Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City and doing my favorite new years eve activity....."Run" the Beat the New Years Clock 5K with friends and family! If theres anything blog worthy I will chime in tomorrow with a race report.
I went to this 5k, as usual ,with a very open mind knowing that it's a first of the year tune up fun run. (actually the last of the year)This race is special to me because my "Boys" and "Girls" attend it with me. This years race was rather special because I was able to intoduce another boy into the sport of organized road running! It was the first 5k or run of any kind except for training.
My race strategy was to get out fast and try to continue to gain speed throught the race....The course is a rather hilly thing and they can wind you early in the race. It was about 25 degrees with little or no wind and dry as a bone. It did help that I've trained at the park on this course probably twice a week for the past 5 months and It didn't help because I've already run 10 marathons and several other races this past year coming into this run. I'm a tired, short, fat old man.
Anyway I had a ball out running on New Years Eve, I beat the clock for my 7th time. I got my race shirt and my finisher trophy!!!!! I finished with my best time in 7years with a 21:30. Already can't wait to do it this coming New Years Eve 2012!