Sunday was the 4th race in the New Hampshire Grand Prix, and the 3rd I’ve laced up for. Since this one was right in our backyard, both Lisa and I raced while the kids stayed home with a sitter. The race was the misnamed, Windham Flat & Fast 5k. Misnamed because it was a point to point course that went steadily uphill the whole way. It was never steep, more like setting your treadmill on 1 incline. I felt pretty sluggish the whole way and ground out a 17:05. Lisa finished better than she expected as she had been pretty knocked out with allergies leading into the race.
Next up was the Capital City Classic 10k in Concord. The race served as the 6th race in the NHGP and the 4th for me in the series. It was hot and flat, and I never felt good. But I managed a decent 35:32 for a first over 40 and 12th overall. I did not fair well in the age group scoring for the NHGP finishing only 4th for 7 points, but it is enough to keep me in the lead. The current standings for the series are below.