You may remember a couple years ago Ryan and I were searching for a race to do and stumbled upon this Brooklyn Heights 5K. We were familiar with the company who puts it on but had not heard much about the race or even where Brooklyn Heights was. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was fairly close to us and had a very small town feel. Not what you would expect just outside of Cleveland. It also has some amazing views!
Once again, we were searching for a race and decided to give this one a try again since we had liked it the last time.
This race is small, probably one of the smallest I’ve run all year. Despite being small, every year there is some ringer who shows up and whoops people and this year was no different. I was shooting for a specific time so it was fine with me anyways and I was hoping they would pull me to a good time.
Right away, one girl pulled ahead and just by looking at her, you knew she would win. next was me and an older female. Now I say that with complete respect as this woman I thought was in her 60s but after the race I found out she is 67! Anyways, this woman was pushing me for the first mile!
Mile 1 – 7:01
However, I just couldn’t hang with her, 67 years old and she’s faster than me. I let her pull ahead and had secretly hoped that she went out too fast and that I could catch her. Even though I could see her the entire race, I knew halfway through the race that she going to beat me. And she did!
Mile 2 – 7:42 (this is how you know you went out too fast!)
I lost to a 67 year old female runner and could not be more proud that there is a female runner out there, at that age, still running. Not just running, but kicking butt! Kicking my 33 year old butt!
Mile 3 – 7:57
I ended up running 22:47, the course is pretty easy, some hills but I was definitely shooting for sub 22.
And for some reason I didn’t take any pictures. Totally unlike me but I wonder if I was in a rush and had to be some where after?
For those of you keeping track at home, Ryan was the overall winner for this race!!!!