Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 1,571: Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K

Pete the cat is pretty well known around these parts and when we saw that the Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K would have him on our race shirts, we knew we had to run in it!

The 5K course is pretty nice, starting around Coan Park in Kirkwood and goes out on part of the Trolley PATH trail and on DeKalb Avenue. The last half mile is all downhill, which gives you a screaming finish.

We started out on a pretty regular pace and the course soon goes uphill pretty quickly. I ran very comfortably and it wasn't too long until the end was near on the PATH trail. I kicked to the finish in the last .5 mile to make sure I wouldn't get outkicked at the end.

Great weather, nice course. My Garmin data shows 3.11 miles, so pretty accurately measured for a community 5K as well!

Time: 8 a.m.
Temp: 57 degrees
Gear: short-sleeved T (Carolina grey), shorts, Nike Air Pegasus +27.

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