5k's are kinda like punk rock songs... fast, sloppy, they kinda suck, but are fun as hell!
(Andrew, this one's for you)
Mile 1 6:04.17
Went out a bit fast, the lead dude was cruising and I stayed with him for .25 mile, then I realized I was running a 5:10 split and backed off.... oops.
Mile 2 6:04.39
I'm in 3rd place, running comfortable. Around mile 1.5 we hit the turnaround spot (an orange cone) I really hate out/back courses, especially 5ks because you have to completely stop and start again!
Mile 3 6:05.66
This mile was hard because I was running past all of the other racers on the out/back course, which is narrow as is... add a hundred people in my way and I was hugging the rail. Probabaly could have turned it on a later faster but I was just having fun, I wasnt even looking at the Garmin here..
Mile .10 Mi 0:29.38
I see the 2nd place dude finish up ahead, and the glare is so bad I cant read the clock... I for sure would have sprinted through if I saw it to get a sub18:40, but when I heard the timer yell 18:41 I was stoked...
Garmin - 18:43.60 Official - 18:41 (PR)
Stopped Garmin a bit late, but new I had a PR either way. I ran an 18:44 in 2000, as a 20 year old college kid who was in love with running... I fell out of love for about 8 years as I tasted other aspects of life, but to know that I'm 30 now, married to the most beautiful woman in the world, with a baby on the way this Fall, and a new found respect/obsession with running... I can't wait to get faster!
Ended second recovery week with just over 23 miles, and felt good about it. Looking forward to a 30+ week right now, and then start 17 week prep towards the Maine Marathon and my attempt at BQ!!