My last time running a 4 mile race my time was 54:44 with a 13:41 pace. My goal for this race was to PR with 52:00-53:00 finish time.
Race was at 9:00 AM and we got to the park around 8:00 AM. There was a pre-race festival area set up. As my wife and I were looking at the different tents, something caught my wife's attention.
It was Biggest Loser's Bob Harper with season 11 winner Olivia Ward! I took a moment to introduce myself to Bob and told him my story. We had a nice discussion about weightloss, running, and he was a genuinely nice guy.
After talking with Bob, we met Olivia Ward, who won last season on the Biggest Loser, she was really nice as well and we had a nice chat!
At around 8:40 AM we headed over to the corrals.
The gun went off at 9:00 AM and we were OFF!
I was feeling good at the start, but I guess I was feeling better then I had thought! Mile 1 was done in 11:43!
During the 2nd Mile I started playing leapfrog with a guy wearing a neon yellow shirt. He would get ahead of me, then id catch up and jump in front and vice versa, we did this for the next mile or so.
Mile 2 - 11:37
I knew I was going faster than I had thought, so thought I should perhaps reserve some of my energy for the finish, and the guy in neon yellow I was leapfrogging I guess felt the same way cause we continued on thru the 3rd mile.
Mile 3 - 12:52
After we passed the 3rd mile marker, i caught up to the guy in neon yellow, told him was nice running with him, gave him a high 5, and said have a great run, then I was off to the finish! On the way to finish line I saw my friend Gal on the side, gave him a high 5, and that was all I needed for that last boost to the finish!
Mile 4 - 11:47
Finish time - 48:03
Pace - 12:01
NEW PR!!!!! OLD PR DESTROYED!!!!!!