Ran in a local running club race this morning. My goal is always to improve over the previous year and I ran 38 seconds faster this year than last year.
When I first started running I would improve several minutes each year but my gains are getting less and less now. Got up to 215 lbs this spring, working on getting back down closer to 200, weighed in at 207 today.
I run in the "Clydesdale" division so I can actually compete in my age group. I ended up 2nd today, some guy ran a 32 something around a 6:30 pace. He was wearing sandals!
We made it a family affair this morning. My wife ran the 2 mile race with our son and I ran the 5 miler. We all ended up placing in our age groups and got medals. That was a first for us.
Running in these monthly races sure helps me with my focus and motivation throughout the year. Very lucky to have a local running club that puts them on. The races are chip timed and cost only $5 to race if you are a member. A family membership is only $15 for the first family member and $3 for additional family members. Pretty good bang for the buck for sure.
Thought I would share. Nathan