Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ice Cream Race 5K

This evening I went with Rick to Grove City to run The Ice Cream Race 5K. I will keep this short since im still on an ice cream ice. They had gallons and gallons of ice cream. I had a plate of strawberry, mint chocalate chip, strawberry and what best described has birthday cake. Nothing beats ice cream for dinner.

Oh yea there was a race too. It was the 25th Ice Cream race and the 100th race of the Courtney twilight quad series races, real big race, had to be close to 700 or 800 runners which makes for a crowded 5K. And Bill Rodgers showed up for the race too. Yes Boston Billy was there. I got registered, got my chip, tshirt and spoon. We went and did a mile warm up and waited. Went up to the starting line, it was getting real crowded. Bill said something over the loud speaker, I have no idea what though. And off we went. A real crowded start. And it took me almost took me 15 seconds to reach starting mat. Lot longer then usual for a 5K in this area. I tryed to go with the flow but ended up doing alot weaving around people the first mile. Then it spread out some. I ended up pacing it pretty well, the splits weren't too erratic. (8:04, 7:57, 8:05) I finished in 24:47 watch time. I hope to get chip time tomorrow. It was first time in almost 2 years since I was in the 24's. Everybody who finished got a ribbon saying 100th Twilight quad, which I got signed by Bill Rodgers.
A good race and ice cream. Does life get any better.

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