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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Race Day: White River Little 500 Mini-Mini

Mini-Mini (links to .pdf) is a unique idea inspired in part because Anderson, IN has a Little 500 Festival during the month of May in honor of their Little 500 (Sprint cars around a 1/4 mile banked track) held at the Anderson Speedway each Memorial Day weekend.  In case you are unaware, each year the Indianapolis 500 is held over Memorial Day weekend as well along with their 500 Festival going throughout the month of May which includes the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon.

So the Anderson Mini-Mini is 6.55 miles (half the 13.1 of the Mini) and runs around the Anderson Speedway, just as the Indy Mini runs around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Its a neat idea and a good race. 

On a beautiful day I ran an overall time of 45:50 with my splits being 6:19, 6:50, 7:07, 7:20, 7:05, 7:14, and 3:52.  I was definitely top 10 and will update my overall placing when I get the results.  My leg is feeling a lot better today, I ran in new shoes.  My plan was to go out at 7 min pace, but I felt very smooth running with the lead pack!  This is also about a minute faster than I ran the same course last year.  It would have been about a 43:30 10K (in case you were wondering!)

This race was hosted by the Anderson Road Runners Club

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