Saturday, August 22, 2009

Higley High's "Beat The Heat" 5k

My buddy, Nick talked me into runnning a race on Friday nite. I ran it last year and had a great time, so what the heck. I drove out to Higley High while I watched the lightning in the distance. It's a fundraiser for the high school CC team with a half lap on the track, then an out and back along the canal, all at night and for the second year in a row, in the rain.

They had to shorten the course to around 3 miles. We still had a fun time. Nick was the fastest of our group. His wife Susie was second and I brought up the rear. I thought I as going to run around a 12 minute mile or worse. I was closer to 11, so it was a good nite. Far from my personal best, but not bad for a first race after the ankle injury.

I got to meet the owners of And bought a couple things too. They have some great decals for your car. Check them out.

At the half way point you turn back and see the stadium lights. It was raining lightly at this time.

Loved the shirt I got and the carplate I bought.
Ankle feels fine and I'm ready to do a long run on Sunday.


Adam said...

Great to hear that you are ready for the long run this weekend!

A few of the east valley runners ran this race and said that it was really fun. How funny that it rained two years in a row! Man, you couldn't plan that if you tried.

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Glad to see that you had fun at your race!!! I miss you Pat! I need to get back out to AZ to run with you sometime.