Saturday, March 22, 2014

Run for Haiti 5k - Reston, VA (paced zach)

So, another 5k rolled around and with the upcoming Reston marathon, I thought I would pace Zach on this 5k.  The course was the same as the one at South Lakes High school and trail was the same one used for "Run your Heart Out".  Zach has been training for a 10k in May so this was a nice little warmup.  We get there, hit the packet pickup, bib up and hit the track for a nice little mile + warmup before the race.  So its time for the race and we head out at a nice 8+ min pace...the first mile was an 8:50, better than I thought we would have .  The second mile weaved around and was a 9:21...The final mile was around an 8:35 which is great given the big hill at the end...The final time was a 27:08 for a new course PR for Zach by 2 minutes and 8 seconds...He is definitely making strides....Nic PR'd the course by 3 minutes with a 30 minute 5K, not bad for a 7 year old.
Zach coming up the final hill

Yes, Dad left him on that hill.  ;)

The overall pace avg was 8:45 and on a hilly/windy course, was excellent.  On a side note, I just got into the Oil Creek 100k which will be in mid-October of 2014...should be a fun time.

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