Beautiful morning for a race! Sunny, low 50's.
I never thought I'd be happy with a 23:26 time in a 5k, but given
that I'm running a total of 6-7 miles per week, I'm 17 lbs. over my race
weight, and I'm still battling a perpetual heel injury, I'll gladly
Wanted to run progressive splits and succeeded - 7:53, 7:37, 7:17,
(6:58). Barely took 2nd in my age group (I think I passed 3rd place
within the last mile), but would have won the group if they split it
into 5-year segments. The last mile was tough for me. I was totally
spent crossing the line.
I was 13 seconds slower than my January 5k time (when I was running just a little more), but I enjoyed this one a lot more.
I have a LOOONG way to go, but I'm hopefully that I can slowly
rebuild my base and increase my fitness and, just maybe, race the way
I'd like to again. Fingers crossed.