This weekend I participated in the 14th Annual Doc Sears Fall Classic Run and Walk in Lewiston, Idaho.
At registration I was given the option of signing up for the 4.5-mile run (which they said was actually closer to 4.65 miles) or the 2-mile walk. Since I hadn't been feeling well I decided to participate in the chip-timed walk.
I didn't run any of the event because I wanted to see how fast I could walk on flat, paved ground. I actually came in first in my age group (applause, applause) even though my time was slower than I thought it would be - 30:38. I think knowing my fastest walking pace (15:19/mile) is a good thing to remember as I continue racing; I'll be able to better gauge how much time I will lose when I need to walk.
It was a nice morning and a fun, free event.