This never happens--so the fact that it did meant I had to find an internet connection and report about it.
The Race For Red is a 5k (and a 1 mile fun run) put on by Intermountain Healthcare/Utah Valley Regional Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Services to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle. It's a fun little race.
I had rolled my ankle earlier in the week on a trail run and the joint and muscle soreness from that stuck with me through Friday. I figured the 5k would end up being an easy, fun run with a finish line.
The jog over to the start, however, was discomfort-free so I figured I might as well 'rub some funk on it,' as it were...
3 miles at a pretty consistent 7:41/7:42 and a faster final .1 put me at a 7:39 average pace--at least that's what the Garmin said. RunnerCard officially gave me an average pace of 7:43.
But the important part to all of this is that in my age division, I was the fastest! Today, I reign supreme!!! 2nd place in the division was 5 minutes slower.