32nd Norwalk Mothers Day 10K race We had record turn out for todays' race. I volunteered pre-race and helped with registration. We had a huge turn out way more than anticipated. I felt like I had already ran the race after registration ended.
My first Mothers' Day 10k was in 2002 and I haven't missed one since. My 10k pr was on this course in 2003. This is one of the fastest 10k course you would want to run. I love this race because we start early and I finish with time to dash home (5 mins) and get ready for church. I wish they were all like that then I wouldn't feel so guilty all the time for missing church.
Although very windy the race itself went well. I did not have my watch because I forgot it. Today I ran without my watch and My IPod and you know something I was ok.
from the map you can see we start at the beautiful water front of Calf Pasture Beach and headed downtown Norwalk through historic South Norwalk and back uptown Norwalk. Mile 3.5 to 4 is where we hit the slightest of hill the only one in the race. Once you're over that you are home free it was back to the beach , very flat.
This will probably will be the only race that I do better in this year than last . Last year I was making up for lost time because the race started before I got out of the bath room. I didn't do much better. My time have ranged from 51:30 to 58: today official time 57:43
The main thing is that I felt good out there and the race was better than the last 10k I did only two weeks ago.