Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler 2012 – 26:18 (pre-HRT)

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Nailed this race this year! It was my fourth year running it and I crushed my previous best time by over five minutes! It’s generally a slow race for me because it’s on the 4th of July and typically falls outside of any real race training, but today, I was on and felt great. I kept a 6:35 min/mile pace which is better than my best 5k pace!

I came in 4th in my age group and 52nd overall, but even better, my wife and I won the husband and wife group! She ran an amazing race too and was just over 30 minutes total, a two minute PR for her. We had looked at the husband and wife times for the last few years and felt like we had a good shot to place, but didn’t think we’d quite win it. It was super exciting to hear them announce our names though.