Saturday, May 05, 2007

Every Second Counts

The 5K this morning was only a mile and a half from the house. I had hoped to run there, but I putzed around too long and ended up having to drive there instead, feeling guilty for Mother Earth throughout the entire 3 minute drive.

It was overcast, slightly muggy in the low 70'sF, and definitely windy at 8:00 am. The last time I ran this race in '04, it was in a pouring rain and totally fun, but not today. We started at the entrance to the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, and immediately ran out onto the city streets. I tried to start out fast (for me) again, and by the 1 mile mark it was just the same 4 or 5 of us in a group at roughly the same pace. I decided then to hang with them and not fade like I usually do in the 2nd mile. I even passed one girl soon after that, and then another guy and girl running together, but both girls came back in the last half mile to finish ahead of me. Even so, I had to be happy with the final result 23:58 ... a 1-sec PR!

8 comments:

peter said...

You are a PR machine! And yes, you have to be happy with a PR every time. It's a rule.

jeanne said...

oh yes!!!

Yvonne said...

yes! a pr is a pr after all. congrats!

David said...

How gentlemanly of you to let the girls pass and yet still PR.

massoman said...

congrats on the pr!

feeling guilty for only three minutes? poor guy...

Anne said...

Very inspirational. Just goes to show it doesn't always pay to save on gas :-)

Josh said...

I'll take any PR regardless of how much its by. Congrats!

Runner Susan said...

great job on the PR - I need to start running a few more 5ks around town. Which one are you doing next?