Today is race day! The Christopher Martins 5k was my first running event when I started my latest fitness routine back in 2005. After spending several weeks walking in preparation for a 2k Thanksgiving Day Event I enthusiastically took on running and made the rookie mistake of cramming my training into just a few weeks.
After that first 5k which I completed with a time only 23 seconds per mile faster than my walk I hobbled around for a week. Severe knee pain slowed me down as I continued to train and realized the importance of stretching.
In 2006 this race brought out over 1250 runners and so far over 750 Pre-Registered Runners are signed up to participate this year. Many more will sign up this morning since the unpredictable weather can be a factor. In '05 we had a bit of snow, '06 had early rain but it was sunny by start time.
In the early morning darkness with a temp of thirty today's weather should be fine. Cloudy and cool for the 10:00 am run. Christopher Martins puts on a fine event. By 10:30 the bar will be lined with free beer for the runners to hydrate and enjoy the festive fun of the final race of the year. The next local event is the Frosty 5k on New Year's Day in Guilford.
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