Today’s running took place in Whitman, Massachusetts for the McGuiggan’s Pub 5K. The 5k starts and finishes at McGuiggan’s Pub which is a favorite local, Irish pub on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
The race started at noontime and the warm, summer sun was in full force along the course. Thankfully there was a water stop about 1.5 miles into the run and then a local business was handing out water bottles about 2.5 miles into the run.
The race was predominantly flat with a quick uphill mixed in just before the two-mile marker. Coming back into the finish line, a sea of fans cheered runners into the chutes and the cheers helped you find the final kick in your legs as you made your way into the finish line.
I finished the McGuiggan’s Pub 5k with a time of 23:37, good for 7:37/miles.