Yesterday I ran my first road race. This was a 5 mile race along the beautiful Paseo de Montejo avenue in MÃ©rida, MÃ©xico. I came in pretty much last. There was a 70 year old lady and a guy in a wheel chair that were behind me, but for all intents and purposes, I was the last one who was seriously running. I logged a time of 49 minutes and 42 seconds. Personally that was my best time for 5 miles. The winner in my division did it in less than 29 minutes. I never claimed to be fast, just persistent.