May 6, 2012

Race Report: Run for Justice 5k

Though carb-loading with mint juleps for the Kentucky Derby the day before wasn't the best idea, the Run for Justice 5k was early Sunday morning in Tysons, supported by Pacers and benefiting the Fairfax Law Foundation.

With a little mist and light rain in the air, it wasn't a surprise that attendance was down a bit...although that may also be due to the fact that the race was the morning after Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby.

Though the course was changed this year, it still featured a long downhill for the first mile and a few tough hills to finish out the final mile. I was in the top four for pretty much the entire race, advancing into 2nd place for a few moments on the final hill. I ultimately finished in 3rd place, just 12 inches behind the 2nd place finisher. It was a fun sprint for the final 25 yards, with both of us kicking stride for stride. Ultimately though, the second two spots didn't matter too much considering a Pacers race team member beat us both by a couple minutes, haha.

The Results

5k :   19:09  |  6:09/mile    (Overall 3rd; Age Group 2nd)

The final kick, battling for 2nd place.