Today it was off to the Warwick, Rhode Island area for the Scott Carlson Memorial 5k. This race is held in memory of Scott Carlson and all of the money from the race goes to the ALS Society’s Rhode Island Chapter to provide support to individuals and families struggling with the ALS disease and to work to find a cure for the disease that affects so many people.
The 5k was held on the absolutely beautiful grounds of the Goddard Memorial State Park. The park hugs the water and is a sensational place to hold a race. For the most part the course was pretty flat and kudos to the race staff for having volunteers out in force. Each mile had a time split, there was a water stop 1/2 way through and the post-race amenities were great. The bouncy house was a great addition to the race and since the whole family headed down for this race, our four year old greatly appreciated this touch!
Having done the Boston Marathon in the record heat on Monday, all week I struggled with some blisters and foot pain however was determined to go out and run this race. I was going to be happy just crossing the finish line but while I was out there felt really good! I finished up the race with a time of 23:46 good for a 7:39/mile pace!
This is a race that would certainly be one to make sure you put on the calendar for next year! See you then!