Ran in the third annual Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10mile
race this morning. Beautiful scenery in the forest preserve around the Argonne
labs southwest of Chicago, and gorgeous
weather now that the heat wave has broken. This race starts and ends in
cross-country fashion on an open field and begins with a wide 'parallel'
start -- something I'd never done but quite enjoyed. The course is fairly
hilly by Illinois standards and thus a bit of challenge. As with some other
race, started too fast and faded somewhat. The final time of 71:54.5 is still
fine with a 7:11 pace/mile and minimally faster than the
personal best from two years ago on a flat course. I think I'll be back
for the race next year.