Sunday, August 26, 2007

Concord 5K results

I completed the Concord 5K this morning and bested by last 5K by about 13 seconds. It probably would have been a bit faster (10/15 seconds) if the course were better marked. The race coordinator essentially said that you'd just follow the person in front of you. That'd be fine if there was always someone in front of you who knew where they were going. Regardless, a good one and a close one to home so I'm not spending the whole day on the road.

Some good news from it:

1) Paula Radcliffe's voice came on my Ipod to tell me I had run my fastest mile yet (7:18).
2) I finished as the second top finisher in the 19-29 crowd (though I don't think there were a ton of people in that group). Regardless, I got a free pint glass in case I want to put the calories back on from beer.
3) My pace was technically faster on this one than the Cigna 5K, mostly because it looks like I ran another .3 miles (ah, the Nike+ calibration).

1 comment:

Maddy said...

Nice job on a speedy finish!

That's about 3 1/2 minutes faster than my 5k PR.

And I love the close to home races. It's makes it so much easier!