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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Arsenal 5K Run/Walk Recap

Last weekend I did the Arsenal 5K Run/Walk, an event that raises money to give scholarships to alumni of Arsenal Tech High School.  I had not originally planned to run another race just one week after my first half marathon.  When I was asked at work to organize a team for the event I ended up saying yes, thinking I would probably just walk.

Between co-workers, friends, and family members, I was able to put together a team of 12, although sadly on race day we had one sick and one no show.  All in all, though, it was a good showing for the East Side Running Club.

The course was very nice - winding all around the campus of Arsenal Tech, mostly on paved roads but also across grass practice fields and around the track.  The start/finish line was in the football stadium.  The run was not chipped, but there was a timing clock running on the scoreboard.

I had such a good run on Thursday prior to the race that I decided I was going to run this as well.  I felt great, and had to keep telling myself to slow down the first mile so I didn't run out of steam.  After that, I settled into a good pace and just lost myself in the music and the joy of the run.  It was really so much fun!  Since it wasn't chipped, I guess I have to call it an unofficial PR, but I did it in 34:37 and I am thrilled!


  1. Isn't it great that you got to truly enjoy this one without stress?

    1. I definitely wasn't stressed - I actually hit snooze when my alarm went off race morning. I know I've never done that before on a race day.