1-2-2022 My first official Timed event ever: New Year New Me 5k Orlando Florida 4801 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808: These are the official numbers per the event website. 21st overall in a field of 270 runners, 17th in the men’s group of 113. 4th in the master’s group of 64 and took the number #1 spot in my age group. I have only been running one year, and this was my very official timed event of any kind. I finished the event at 22:04 for the 5k; I’m delighted with my day!
Three personal best 2mile/1mile/ Half-mile and got a second-best 400m and 1k. Shoes that I wore for this event were Hoka One One Carbon x2
I got there early to ensure a good parking spot and had a good idea what the course would be like because I walked it the day before when I picked up my race packet. This was my first running EVER event and it taught me a lot. The first thing was that I can not wear my headset when doing these things there is too much going on. I also started out too aggressive. I also did a 20k earlier in the week which was not a good idea. I had a good time and was very happy with my performance for my first ever event.