June 17, 2000
My 5th back-to-back race of the year. I don’t know if I am getting better at these as I go along. Weather conditions, personal conditions… these are all factors on how I end up doing. I might pace better on a hotter day to avoid overheating, or I might feel cruddy when the weather conditions are ideal.
This is another Huntington Beach bike path run, starting from the HB Pier. No double loops – the 10K course turnaround is twice as far as the 5K turnaround, and we run northbound.
On the 5K, I feel cruddy, but still manage 21:35. On the 10K, I don’t run faster, but I connect with a friend and pull him along to a personal best by 3 minutes (46:10).