Today I went and ran the Canalway Classic 5 KM race in Navarre, Ohio. This is a very nice race and a fast course. I began doing this race several years ago as part of the Subway Challenge Series and fell in love with the race and course. The field was large with 415 runners finishing. My time was not stellar but is was what it was a 25:06. I had problems breathing in the first mile which was due most likely to the high humidity. After the first mile I kept passing people so I thought I was doing fine time wise, but the second mile was an 8:29, so I know I fell way off pace. I continued and still passed runners not to be passed and did this all the way into the finish. 177th place overall. 128th of 201 men. 10th of 20 in my age group.
My one H.S. runner who ran did a nice race with an 8th place finish, 2nd age group. Jace Wolford ran 17:31. Job well done...................
I have been running with my high school cross country team, meaning a harder workout for me over last year. I did get some good runners out this year and it looks to be an exciting year.
Last Tuesday night I ran with the Mansfield Y Running Club doing the Woodlands Loop. Very nice area to run and good company. I ran the 4 miles with Joe Crawford who attempted the Burning River 100. He had a good race, but his feet became very sore and blistered and thus his demise. Joe will definitely get this distance in no time. Congrats Joe.