Today was the first time I ran a Seafair Torchlight run. There was a 5k and an 8k event.
I opted to to run the 5k instead of the 8k because this was more a father and son run rather than a best time run
My son did keep up with my for most of the race, there was point where he asked to go ahead and I said sure.
This forced me to push it more than I wanted due to my leg injury which not only hampered me directly, but hurt my training for this run. There was a downhill portion I normally would have run, but slowed down due to my injury.
But I did cross the finish line before my son did, not by much, there was a final hill and he said that slowed him down a lot. That hill did slow me down as well but some anonymous person got me to keep going so I was able to finish in decent time.
This is my watch time which I pressed a few seconds after I crossed the finish so this is unofficial. As of this blog post the times have not been posted online yet.
I did see my other kids after we crossed the finished and I was so happy to hear them express interest in running next year’s Torchlight.
Thanks to Karen, the deal she offered convinced me to sign up my son and I for this run.