19:06.8 chip time, 6th overall , 1st place age group.
Felt really good on today's race. Warmed up just enough, rain pretty much stopped, just some wind. I felt good on the first mile, right at 6:00, and still pretty strong the second mile at 6:05, third mile I started to slow down. Then fellow Strider Ryan came up behind me and passed me. I was able to pass him back and stayed in front of him but wasn't paying attention and got passed by him at the very end (lost by less than 0.1 seconds). Last mile was about a 6:14. I knew there was some sort of master's award but I might have run a little fast if I remembered it was $75! Oh, well, if it wasn't for Ryan, my third mile would have been a good deal slower.
I now feel like I haven't slowed down, big improvement from Red Mule 5K in August. Sub 19:00 next time hopefully!!
Anyway, great to see a lot of friends, enjoy some pancakes and most importantly to support a worthy cause with proceeds going to the River Ridge AP program, in memory of Courtney