I think I’ll just lightly modify what I put over on daily mile about tonight’s race, the Squantum 5.
Just to put it out there, I’m a little disappointed with the outcome tonight. This was a shorter race than last Sunday’s BAA 10K, yet I finished a few seconds slower on my mile split. Overall I was 14 seconds off my 5mi PR, set at the Ring Around the Neck in Marblehead last April. The weather was warm but not too warm. I dunno what happened, just… not a great effort by me tonight. Maybe it’s an afternoon vs morning thing.
This course in Squantum is gorgeous. Love love the neighborhood. One really big hill, couple of smaller ones – much of this really pretty part was on the course of the Half of Quincy back in March, but this time in the opposite direction. As usual I’m passing people on the uphill and getting smoked left & right on the down-side, one girl and I swapped places 6 times. The finish (last quarter mile) was on trails with some minor flooding, nothing severe. There was free beer, food & music and a harborside seat at sunset to finish the evening. No reason to be down really, other than my standard numerical obsessiveness. Just 14 seconds too slow. 25th overall, 14 of 54 for age/sex. Official results are here.
Anyway, ok, I’m done with the self-indulgences. I’ll get it next time.