|Name||Bearkat Bash 5k|
|Start Time||9/21/2013 7:18 AM (UTC-05:00)||Category||My Activities:Running|
|Average pace||06:38 min/mi||Max. pace||05:34 min/mi|
|Weather||Cloudy; 70.9 °F|
|Notes||This was my first race in about a year; a local 5k put on by Klein High School. Since I haven't raced in some time and the workouts I've been doing really haven't lent themselves to a good estimate of my fitness, I had no idea what kind of time to expect or how I'd be feeling with a hard effort. I very likely predestined myself as I walked from the parking lot to the start area. Some quick math, suggested 7 minute miles were too slow and 6:30 was too fast. So I settled on 6:45. I'd like to think that's very nearly what I ran because I'm so tuned in to my body. In reality, I think I ran 6:45 simply because I pre-programmed myself to do so. I likely had a faster time in me. Perhaps not significantly faster; just faster than what I ended up with.|
Running the race is good as it now serves as my new baseline for training paces.
Other tidbits: the Overall Men's Masters winner ran 18:30. He is 62 years old. I won the 40-49 age group and received a small plaque. Somehow a 21:04 doesn't seem worthy of a plaque but I suppose it's representative of the field more than anything else. I also came in 15th overall. I believe many of those ahead of me were the high school cross country team.
It was fun and good to be "back in the race".
|GPS Track Points||245, average recording interval: 5.0s / 68.25 ft|
|1||7:18:41 AM||0.00 mi||00:06:35||1.00 mi||06:35 min/mi|
|2||7:25:16 AM||1.00 mi||00:06:45||1.00 mi||06:45 min/mi|
|3||7:32:02 AM||2.00 mi||00:06:36||1.00 mi||06:36 min/mi|
|4||7:38:39 AM||3.00 mi||00:01:07||0.20 mi||05:42 min/mi|
|Totals:||00:21:02.0||3.17 mi||06:38 min/mi|