|Same race, different year with cooler weather!|
I showed up planning to run with J__. Somewhere we got our signals crossed and I was running alone. I noticed the race leaders were not miles off the front immediately so I moved up in the pack slightly to get a closer look. After about a mile I found myself running third and held that position until the half-way point turn-around, when a college-age woman passed me like I was standing still. She easily held on for third overall, but two more runners passed me in the last mile, as I suffered the embarrassment of having paced really badly.
Upside of getting older? 6th place was good enough for first in the 40-49 age group. I won a supersize Peppermint Bark candy bar! As much fun as this was I may be looking for a 5K next weekend in the outskirts of Houston.