Sunday, June 15, 2008

2008 Gridiron Gallop 5k Results

My 3rd race this summer and this one about the same as the last one. I did better time but it was tough. This time it wasn't hills, it was the weather. The race started at 9am and it was a warm one! This race put together by Chad Greenway of the Minnesota Vikings, was a fundraiser to help raise money for the Vikings Children Fund. Out whole family participated - the kids ran in the kids fun run and the wife and I ran the 5k.

This was a pretty cool event because it gave the kids a chance to gaze and awe at some of the MN Vikings players. Needless to say they got many autographs and pictures.

As far as the race, like I said before it was warm and humid! I trailed behind my wife for all of the plan to catch up to her at the end failed and finished 11 seconds behind her. My official time was 25 minutes 46 seconds. You can check out the results here.

Well, this is the last one for awhile, my legs need to recoupe. I think I may get a few things checked out to help identify the cause of some pain and soreness but my plan is to enter in a mini/sprint distance triathlon in August with some neighbors of mine. I'll have the rest of June and all of July to train. Wish me luck!

Here is a little article on this years event.


  1. I told you shelly would beat you. Way to go Shelly.

  2. What am I, chopped liver?? I was 11 seconds behind!!!