One of C’s New Year’s Resolutions this year was to beat his 5k PR:
#1. Do a 5k in under 28:15.
Well, it’s only June and he SMASHED that PR. KILLED IT.
C’s never run a race for “time” so I wasn’t really sure how this was gonna go.
But we had a plan – start slow and increase our pace every mile. I was worried he’d gun it out of the gate – especially since he’s been running pretty speedy miles lately with the Run Streak.
The course is flat and AWESOME. We ran right through the park! Past the new Gatekeeper, through Snoopy Land, past the Maverick (my favorite!), through Frontier Land, and finished right next to the carousel in the front of the park. It did NOT feel like we ran a 5k – it went by so fast with so much to look at!
C did great until mile 3 when he started to fade (and whine). But I wasn’t going to let him give up – I knew he was on track to PR and I also know what he’s capable of.
And I totally called it because he definitely had some gas left in the tank at the end:
He left me in his dust! That last .1 or so he just took off and I couldn’t keep up! Poor Mom.
Sure, the course was short. But even at that pace he still would have smoked his PR!
This kid continues to amaze me every day. I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to be able to keep up with him! But, for now, I’ll take it. I love running together. Love, love, love. I just hope he’ll still want to run with me years from now……..
And a big Happy Father’s Day my dad and the love of my life – love you both!!
What did you do for Father’s Day? Anyone else run a race?
Disclaimer: I was provided a free race entry to promote the Cedar Point 5k Challenge, but I paid for C’s entry. All opinions, as always, are my own.