Oceans of Mercy 5K - April 2, 2005

A beautiful morning for a race -- low 40s and brilliant sunshine. This was a larger event than I expected. Instead of a hundred or two hundred people, there were over 700 runners and walkers. Before the race, a reporter and photographer did an interview with me and took some pictures, respectively. Then, it was time to line up.

I kept consistent on my splits, around 6:30 pace. There were a few hills the first couple of miles, but the last mile was all downhill. (This was the fastest 5K I had ran since Summer 2001 which was my 5K PR of 19:18.)

Factoids:

Overall Time - 20:09 (A new barefoot 5K PR!)
Pace - 6:30
8th AG (40-49)
21st Overall

Shawnee Dispatch News Article
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Event Pic on KansasCity.Com
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