Ran the "I Love Father's Day" 5k with Thomas and Andy. Andy was going to not race it and at first Thomas said he was going to go out medium effort. I told him I thought we could win the father/son division.
Warmed up a bit and did a few strides. There were several other people there that we knew including Alan, their cross country coach who was racing it with his daughter. There was a last minute route change due to a small bridge being out, so instead of a big loop it was more of a horse shoe shape. Temperature was warm and humid but the park has lots of trees for shade.
I ran pretty steady and felt reasonably good - it didn't feel like torture but was a solid effort. Had splits of 6:15, 6:22, and 6:18
Came in right at 19:34, winner was 18:44 and Thomas came in about 20:20 and Andy about 26:00. Happy I was able to bring down my time a little bit from RAP River Run.
There was a slight mixup with bibs and chips. The chip numbers attached to the bibs were not the same as the bib numbers and there was no consistent way to tell so they had to sort it out by hand (some matched, some were off by 100, and some off by a random number).
They had pretty good food including tamales and the big blue beach towels instead of t-shirts are nice. I also won a pair of newton socks in the drawing.
Grateful to have my two boys running with me for father's day , best gift I could ask for!! (the card and Boston Market gift card they got me were also nice!)