Family Affair at the Firefighters 10K

Becky, Steve, Tory before the start of the Firefighters 10K

Before the start of the Firefighters 10K

This was about the most beautiful day for a race imaginable. Temps in the 50s (F).  Slight cool breeze.  Sun.  Fall colors.  Bagpipes. And a flat 10K course that largely hugged the coast south of Boston.   Today, I ran the 30th Annual Boston Firefighters 10K Memorial Race.  However, the highlight was that two of my progeny- Tory and Becky – ran, as well.  As you can see from the full results, we all finished, as did a record 1,160 runners.  Very proud of my daughters for running really well. Most importantly, the three of us had fun.  I heard discussion in the back seat of the car on the way home of running another race.  Cool.

My splits were slow, but remarkably even, roughly: 6:50, 6:55, 6:55, 6:55, 6:55, then picked it up a bit with a 8:05 for the final 1.2 miles (6:40 pace) for a final time of 42:35. 4th in the 50-59 year-old guys age group.  I’m registered for the Boston Marathon in April 2013.  Need to step up the training.  If the days were always like this, running more would be pure joy.

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