5th Annual Run With the Rams
This was at a school in Mt Airy, Ga about 30 miles from my porch. I liked that I got to sleep until 6am.
There were big hills, but otherwise the race was quite good. It is what I now expect when AAA Race Services is on the scene. I hope to return next year.
I ran 24:14 which is slower than I expected to be this year, but my effort was improved from my last race.
My average heart rate was 157 and max was 175. My weight was 186. My watch says elevation gain was 130, but I would question that, seemed to be more like 1130.
I am optimistic.
I walked one time on a hill, but did not loose a position in the race.
My left ham is now killing me, but that is normal.
I dug out my old racing flats from about 20 years back. I ran the 100th Boston Marathon in those. The sole on one shoe started flapping about half way through, and later both soles came off. My RoadKill friend Janice posted on RK yesterday that HOKA is the way to go, so will try those next and hope they are in a race with me 20 years from now.
It was a fun, friendly group of foot racers. Maybe it is the beer hitting me as I sit on my porch now, but I feel blessed and happy to have experienced this today.
Us Foot Racers are a varied lot:
We show up and bring our "A" game.
Here I am with my friend Donnie Chapin who normally wins races but was 3rd today. He is a strong runner to be over 50. He starts slow like my old friend Harry Ash used to, then goes to work.
Here I am in a 'RoadKill' shirt. 'RoadKill' is my old running group from decades back. We have cranked RK back up --> go to RoadKill.run and join. All are welcome. It is free, and a good place to talk about running and other things with me and some other geezers. Talking is a lot easier than racing or training.
Many more photos at https://s1227.photobucket.com/user/yardcrap/library/Run%20with%20the%20Rams
I did get 5th place overall and got a medal even though age groups stopped at 60. That was funny as 70, 71, and 69 won the awards. I was not the oldest but will hit 71 next month. Us geezers are not holding up the parade.