RACE: Marcum Workplace Challenge
DIST: 3.5 Miles
DATE: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 7pm
TEMP: 77F - 50% HUM
This race is always always always run under the most adverse weather conditions, but this time, we were somewhat spared. The sun never totally shone through, and the humidity, which was high as usual, did not pack that much of a wallop as we were fortunate enough to have temps in the mid-upper 70's only.
I did my first mile in 7:12, the second mile in 7:18, the third at 7:19, and scorched the last half mile in 3:20, which was a 6:40 pace. If I could have seen 1/2 mile intervals, I'd bet anything that for the last half of the 3rd mile, I was near that 6:40 pace as well, as I really picked it up between mile 2 & 3. Instead of dying at the end, I was battlin' and that's a good thing!
|I was tired!|
Also, it turns out that my final time of 25:09 was a PR. And I did it with the near-slimmest of margins...Only by 2 seconds over that of the 2009 time. But at the age of 47, I'm feeling blessed and I will take it!