With trepidation, I took the start line of our Employee Health & Fitness Day 5K. My running has been in a real slump this season and I have only been running about once a week, on rare occasion twice. Nevertheless, I laced up and got out there. I started in the middle of the pack and tried to keep a really steady pace. I started out at a 9:26 mile and slowed to 10:33 and 10:15 in miles 2 and 3. I finished in 32:48 which I was quite pleased with considering my conditioning. However it was a very far cry from the 27:15 I posted last year.
- 2015 = 32:48 (10:02/mile)
- 2014 = 27:15 (8:21/mile)
- 2013 = 28:54 (8:49/mile)
- 2012 = 26:22 (8:32/mile, old course)
- 2011 = 26:48 (8:42/mile, old course)
- 2010 = 31:29 (10:07/mile, old course)
As usual it was very well organized with about 50 runners in attendance. It was a brisk 42 degree overcast afternoon, which would typically make for some pretty fast running. However decked out in my windbreaker and glove, I was in for a cruise.