Saturday, September 29, 2007

New Roads, Old Places

Today's 5k results...

104 IRENE M 372 48 4/30 F San Diego 27:44 8:56

My WRT had me at 27:35. This wasn't a chipped event.

I purposely didn't go all out on this run. I kept my pace mostly in the low to mid 8 minute mile range for the first 2 miles then eased off towards the end in the low 9 minute mile range, which brought my average down, but it's all good. I felt great. As expected, the course was flat and went through a new "village" that used to be a military base. The streets and paths were new, so no cracks and ditches to be careful on. No hills, either. It was a very comfortable run, unlike my last 5k run which was a struggle. I also came in 4th in my age group, but this was a smaller, newer event, so those super fast women who have 7 minute miles weren't there. I did see a woman there who I'd seen at previous events and we chatted a bit about the fall events. Since this event was all about the Girl Scouts, there were a lot of kids under 12 there, which made for a very kick-back event. This event was great for my mind.

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Peace

6 comments:

Anne said...

I thought of you as I picked up 5k forms at RRS today. Sounds like you had a good time. I'd kill for 27:xx right now!

Pat said...

Jackson Browne.

I was so tired after my run today, I think it took me 27:44 just to get out of bed after my siesta.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Good run and I'd love to have that time.

Irene said...

Anne,
It was a very pleasant run. I guess there's something to be said about fall run events and why there's so much more to select from when summer is over.

Pat,
LOL. Nope, but nice try ;) ... I crashed in the afternoon after that run.

Waddler26.2,
I felt really good about my time! I was definetely the little boost I needed in my running. Thanks.

Dori said...

Good job on your 5K! You're really fast.

Are you ready for San Francisco? I'm getting excited, and also nervous. I'd love to meet you--maybe we can arrange to meet at the expo on Saturday. Send me an e-mail if you can get together then: dorinemci@yahoo.com.

barbie2be said...

skid row?

sounds like you had fun and that is the important thing!