11 hours ago
Sunday, September 27, 2009
i love a good challange. yesterday was my hometown 5k race. back in 2006 this was my first "race" and longest run. yes, 3.1 miles was a long effort back then.
i was not really sure what to expect this year. with only 100 running miles in my sneaks i figured it would be uncomfortable. the distance isn't an issue and my fitness is solid with 3300 cycling miles to date. however, running with speed can hurt. especially if you haven't attempted to do so in over a year.
i was running with my best friend since high school. he is a fast little dude who has really taken to running this year. i just wanted to keep him in my sights. i did that until the very end. plus, my left leg did not fall off or explode.
21:57 was the time and a PR by 35 seconds. not to shabby for a middle aged cyclist.