Sat, 13 Oct 2007

Makin' Tracks 2007

This morning was the annual Makin' Tracks 5k. As this starts three blocks from my house, supports the track at Concordia, a small college up the street from me, and runs right through my immediate neighbourhood, it's hard not to participate. This year was of course not even a week after the somewhat eventful Chicago Marathon in record-heat so I wasn't sure how well I'd do. Once again, I started way too fast and ran two miles at a 6:00 min/mile pace that I couldn't sustain just a week after a (arguably slow but still full distance) marathon, so I slowed down and finished at 19:41.7 or so for a pace of 6:23, or about eight seconds slower than my best time from last year (when we ran before the marathon). Onto the Frank Lloyd Wright 5k/10k next week, then!

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