Tuesday, September 7, 2010

5K at the K

Beautiful Morning at
Royal's Kauffman Stadium
5k at the K
Sept. 4, 2010

Thunder Road Racing stepped out for the Royals/Autism Awareness 5k on Saturday 9/4.  Brad Fanning and Russ Thomas were in attendance.  It was a glorious day!  65 degrees and sunny at 8 am.  The run is very cool, you finish in Royals Stadium and they show you on the Jumbotron as you come in to finish.  Pretty sweet.  Brad has been great support on our half marathon mission.  While in Toledo Brad ran 2 half marathons and a full marathon...in one day (kidding).

Our goal was 30 minutes or less, keep in mind the last 5k I ran was 38 minutes.  So this was a huge step for me, moving from a pace of around 11 min miles to 9:30 min miles.  Felt good and as Brad said "stayed in second gear" the whole race, pushed but not too hard.  We ended up finishing in 31:20, which is still awesome, if I must say so myself.          

Below is a shot of Brad and I post race, we are already looking forward to going back next year and breaking 30!

Russ Thomas & Brad Fanning, Smiling afterward

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