|You can't tell from this photo but the ground is covered in ice|
At the start of the third mile I made an aggressive move to try to catch the third place guy. This resulted in me dropping the guy I was running with so I was running solo for the last mile. I was trying to reel in third place but not making much progress and eventually I just ran out of real estate. I had to back off on my kick because of the ice in Lakewood Park, but I still finished in 16:56! 4th overall and 1st in my age group. I was pretty happy to get under 17. I was only about 10 seconds slower than last year, and last year's race was much warmer and didn't have any ice.
With this race I finished 2nd overall in the race series, so I didn't quite reach my goal but I'm still pretty happy with it. After the race I spoke with Birant, the winner of the race series (congratulations!), and we got a picture together:
|One and two in the race series!|
And that concludes the 2013 season! I'm now taking two weeks off and will then begin training for the Rite Aid Cleveland 10k!