5k @ 21:25 — Stronger, Faster, Better
Didn’t realize it at first, but it turns out I reached a goal today: I ran a 5k road race with a pace of less than 7 minutes per mile.
My overall timing was 21 minutes, 25 seconds, aka, a 6:53 pace. Unlike my first 5k road race a few years ago, where I came in 17th place @ 23:29… this time @21:25 I came in… um, yeah… 16th place.
Yes, there was quite a faster and stronger group, here in this race.
CORRECTION: The final published times differed from the print out at the race… they added 2 seconds to my timing, for 21:27 total, 6:54 pace… gee, some people can be soooo analytically competitive…
Happily, I came in 3rd place for the (*ahem*) 30-39 age bracket.
Guess I’ll soon be making some room for the other folks in this age bracket.