Race #76 – Back to the Future 5K

There were a bunch of races around October 21st, celebrating the day Marty McFly was to have arrived in the future.  Alas, Marty never showed up.  Hate it when that happens.

Along the way, I ran into a race that was a true trip backwards in time.  The plan was to start the race November 1st, around 1:45am, and run through the time change, and you’d finish before you started.  Cool.

Unfortunately, I don’t really have a place where I can run in the middle of the night, so I had to run the race this morning.  Once again, the Greenway was my target.

I planned to run a little father this morning, building on the success from Friday, and get to the end of the trail, at the photography studio on Pond Road.  Just like Friday, I got on the trail, and everything felt right.  I ran a ton, and walked a little, and after getting back to the Jeep, I had a painless 6km in the books.

On Friday, I found a running gear I didn’t know I had, and that led to a PR.  This morning, I found a “cruising gear” — right around 9:30min/km — that was incredibly comfy to use to just motor along.

Yet another really good morning on the trail!

This race benefitted the Michael J Fox Foundation.  The guy who spun up this race, Jimmy Choi, has a great story, and you can read about it here.  Jimmy’s running the NYC Marathon today, and I wish him luck.  For me, this fight is personal, as my grandfather suffered from Parkinson’s late in his life, and I ran this morning in memory of him.

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