Official Time: 24:52
Placement: 65th overall, 4th in the 50 - 54 age group.
Race Website: Here
Weather: 29F, 12 mph from the south east.
Garmin Dump: Here
Previous Years: New to me
|2||8:09||Couldn't find my second gear here. I think worrying about slipping was bothering me|
|3||8:14||Surprised this mile was this slow. Not much room to close it at the finish.|
|3.09||0:39||Final push to the finish|
|Total Miles: 3.09- 24:52|
I started off pretty strong and I felt in control. I kept reminding myself to save some wind for the second half of the race. The first mile of a 5K is always the easiest -- except for the first quarter mile, as suddenly your heart rate spikes. But I didn't feel like I was running out of control.
I had a hard time running the tangents on the course since the closer you were to the road, the icier it got. They had salted some of it, but it clearly hadn't taken effect yet. My pace seemed sort of uneven as I accelerated in the dry spots and braked a bit when I saw wet / ice on the sidewalk.