I didn't have any goals for this 5K. With the snow on the ground, the way I have been running lately, and the pain and the weakness in the right leg, I didn't expect too much. I ran to the race and caught up with Tom, Dan E. and Phil. I ended up with a little over 8 miles and felt pretty good. I was feeling less stiffness and pain than some days. We got to the start line about 5 minutes before the race started. I had to pee but no time. We took off and it took me awhile to get my speed up. I passed Hugh on the first turn.
Not a whole lot happened. I ran as about as fast as I could. I passed one guy and Tom passed me before the end. I assumed he was ahead of me. I wore my Yak Trax but still some slippage. Tried to stay on the pavement along Providence and cars moved over to the other lane. Splits were 6:41, 6:52, and 6:52 and last 0.2 was 1:25 and overall 21:50. Placed 4th of 9 in age group of 40 - 49 and 6th overall out of 32. Not as bad as I thought it might be.