Wednesday, July 4, 2012

First 5K in Over a Year!

I'm not even going to bother searching for the last time I did a 5K, but pretty sure it was more than a year ago. Of course when MWR puts on a race, expect anything but an accurate course. This one measured out at 2.8 miles. I was hoping that I could maintain 6 min pace, and that is exactly what I was able to do- finishing up in 16:54. Pretty sure that I could hold that another flat mile, but any hint of an incline and forget it. Using the Runners World Age Graded Calculator, my 85.95% age graded score (AGE GROUP WORLD RECORD/ACTUAL TIME)is about as high as I have ever recorded, predicting a 15:01 (finish time adjusted to that of an open division participant). The good news is that I know I can run faster, and my knee isn't giving me much trouble lately.

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