Run - Road 1:02:00  7.69 km (8:04 / km)
shoes: old 285 Roclite A
Manchester Road Race w/ Jackson (his first). Low 30's and overcast at the start. Started way back down main street - gun went off at 10, we didn't take our first step toward the starting line until 6:23 - I'm usually out past the first mile by then. A slow walk/shuffle towards the line, finally getting across the start line a little more than 9 minutes into the 'race'.
Able to jog for the most part, though with roughly 13,000 people in front of us it was very difficult to find holes to worm through (race filled at 15,000 - I'm guessing a couple thousand were behind us). I don't know what today's winning time was, but we didn't even get to the first mile marker before I'm sure the winners were already in. Its a whole different event from the back of the pack.
Jackson wanted to try and best his mile time on one of the splits, but it certainly wasn't happening in the first mile, nor on the second with the hill. In reality we didn't get to run with anything resembling a natural stride until well past three miles. But no walking either - he ran the entire distance - estimated running time is about 54 minutes - and really enjoyed it - talking about going out for cross country next year at school. And maybe trying to run well enough to get a seed card for next year...