Saturday, November 01, 2008

Down's Park 5-Miler

Had a lovely race today (even though I ran very hard) around a lovely park next to the Chesapeake, with good friends! Jeanne was my rabbit and led me the whole way except when she sprinted past me several times after walk breaks at about a 6 min/mile pace.

Results are already posted!
48:39.67 = 9:43 min/mile pace
192/243 overall = 79%
Better than my average finish!
I think it's a PR (I haven't done many 5-mile races), though that pace still wouldn't buy me a sub-1:00 10k.

As far as I can remember, the last 5-miler I did was a turkey trot in 2004 when I ran 54:10 - so in 4 years I've lost well over a minute per mile.

One of the best parts was that they had their technical singlets and cycling vests on sale for $5 each. I bought 1 singlet and 3 vests!

Will post some Halloween photos tomorrow. . . . tired now. . . . zzzzZZZZZzzzzZZZZzzz


MamaMaven said...

Congratulations! I covet anything less than a 10 minute mile!

amybee said...

CONGRATS! Sub-10 sound excellent to me!

NV said...

Math nerd here -- that pace would give you a sub 1-hour 10K. You'd come in at 59:45. :)

Nice race!

Nancy Toby said...

Umm... I get 1:00:19 equivalent for 6.2 miles - but I still might be able to pull it out at our Thanksgiving 10k, which is flat and fast. We'll see!

*jeanne* said...

Under an hour! Yep, yep, yep. You'll do it. Less twists and turns than at Down's Park, right?
Oh, but it may be unthinkably crowded. That usually happens in these Thanksgiving runs.
Well - see what you can do. Without course congestion, I'd bet you could do it for sure.