PM - Fast Tuesday's 5k
19:52 (Garmin distance 3.17) 4 second PR on this course, 10 second improvement from two weeks ago.
Third time trying this race and ended up with my fastest time. Weather was typical, mid 80's but less wind than two weeks ago. Warmed up with 0.7 miles combined easy running and a couple of quick strides. Many of the same people were there and several new ones including Jeremy who I hadn't seen for a while.
Race started with a verbal "bang" from Michael and Bernie on the bike out in front of the leader. Felt good through the first mile although I felt like I was slowing down a little towards the end but still ended up with 6:04. Next mile my pace seemed to fluctuate a bit. I concentrated on staying faster than 6:26 to try and break 20:00, managed 6:20 on the second mile. Ok, just hang on one more mile. Felt like my pace was slipping away for the first half of the third mile, in the low 6:30's until about the last 0.3 when I picked it up just a little bit and finally managed to get back under 6:30, finishing the third mile in 6:27. Ran the last bit at 6:12 pace.
Splits: 6:04, 6:20, 6:27, 1:02 (0.17@6:12)
AM - 5.4 mi, 50:03, 9:16 avg, HR 125 avg, 135 max
Ran from Longleaf along Starkey Blvd bike trail. Tuesday morning Striders run. Just out and back to water stop. Felt very warm on the run up but had a nice breeze on the return trip. Ran about a half mile with Rob Fulton before he turned back and headed home. Will try the 5k tonight.