Rain before and after, but fortunately it held off during the race. Temps in the low 50's.
Although I'm still not back to where I'd like to be, I'm very happy
with the time—my fastest 5k this year so far (out of 7, to-date.) The
irony is that, after winning my AG two weeks ago, in a slightly larger
race with a slower time, I placed out of the awards (4th of 10) in this one. This race went with 10-year divisions instead of a 5-year spread, so I was in
the 40-49 group (rather than the 45-49.) Two of the guys who beat me
were 40 on the nose (the other was 44.) Still, I'm much more focused on
what I can somewhat control—my time—which is coming along. Finally.
Final time - 22:18
6:55 (1st sub-7 mile in a 5k this year)
(6:05 pace for last .1)
9 of 71 overall
4 of 10 age grp.
8 of 31 men
I pushed well into my 'pain cave' the last half mile or so, trying
to catch two guys in front of me. I passed one, but couldn't catch the
other. Hopefully I'll have an interesting finish photo. Spit was flying
from my mouth quite impressively.
Next up: The Fowl Fun Run 5k, Nov. 10th.