|A cool design, both the shirt and the "medal/ornament"!|
We slept in as long as possible and left our house at 7:30AM just 30 minutes prior to the race start. The race started and finished in downtown and we were just 5 minutes away. We got lucky and snagged up a parking spot that became available just as we pulled into the otherwise packed parking lot. Over 1000 runners had registered for the race, so parking could have been a lot worse.
We made our way to the race start with 5 minutes to spare. The temperatures were barely above freezing and Mace opted for track pants and a long sleeve shirt with gloves and a hat, while I went short sleeves and shorts with gloves and a hat. 'Twas cold. I spotted Jason and a few other of the usual suspects. I felt ready to go, but I knew that it would close as usual. I lined up in the third row while Mace line up somewhere in the middle. He wanted to run a steady race and work on pacing himself. He did a great job, finishing steady and strong. It helped him not to have his dad tagging along and annoying him along the way;-)
|Not my strongest finish, but a second place age group win nonetheless.|
|Me and "Mini-me" (my son Mace).|