Sat, 22 Jul 2006

Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10m

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 previous personal best from two years ago on a flat course. I think I'll be back for the race next year.

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