20:48/5th place overall
This was a cool little event. It is sponsored by Luke's Locker of the Woodlands and is run every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. I left shortly after the finish so I didn't see the final results but I am guessing maybe 50 or so people ran?
Okay, the alarm when off at 5:40 am. I got up and let the pugs out and made a smoothie and whole wheat bagel with peanut butter. I was on the road by 6:45 and had one heck of a time finding the race start. It was at Barbara Bush Elementary School in the Woodlands and my GPS in the car could not locate it. I hate it when my GPS does this? It found the road but the Woodlands is one of those Master-Planned Communities with harsh restrictions of signs and commercial buildings so I was just driving up and down looking for something because address markers are non-existent. I'd hate to be a mail person in the Woodlands.
Anyways, I found the place at 7:48am for the 8:00am start. It turns out that was a perfect time to get there. I parked 30 steps from the startling line and they had a sign up sheet and a box to toss your $1 into. My type of race - no frills, just run!
We walked up to the starting line and since I had no idea of the route I was trying to find a guy that looks like he was a 7:00/mile runner to follow. BINGO! Dude with the short "V-Cut" running shorts and a pair of Newton Trainers, thats my guy. We started out and I am following Newton guy. It seems like I may have missed judged him because he is haulin' ass at a sub-6:00 pace. He was in the lead position and I tried to keep up with him and another guy but they were fast!
I ended up finishing 5th overall, so I was passed by two other runners, and my Garmin time was 20:48. The time maybe off some because at the end I missed a turn and cut through the parking lot to the finish line. The course wasn't mark but I should have at the least checked the map before I began to run. But my Garmin said it was 3.12 miles so I am good with my time and happy to finish under 21 minutes.
Now off to breakfast and then some time on my Bike!
Thanks for Reading,