|Lining up at the starting line|
The next few miles went by quickly, and soon I was coming down past Doherty high school to get within a half mile of the finish. I saw that the runner I spent almost the entire race behind was slowing down, so I took my opportunity at the last bend around Elm Park and passed her to sprint to the finish. I ran the fastest 5k that I have run to date and finished at 19 minutes 24 seconds, full results here. I am pleased with the time and it definitely reminds me that I need to fit more speedwork into the training schedule. After the race I got to do a cool down run with my 2 year old and he ended up getting a face painting from one of the volunteers. It was a good day with the family.