March 6, 2004
Rotary paid Finishline to do the timing, so I am compiling the timing and also running this race for free. I went out fast and then tried to accelerate… not because I thought I was going to run another PR, but because the fast gal running next to me was breathing loudly and heavily… and I was starting to do the same thing. I tried to run away with her, but she came alongside of me, so I let her pass me.
I finished in 21:12 and got 2nd in my age division.
This gave me a good 9 minutes of recovery before the start of the next race.
Obviously, running at a very fast pace did not exactly help me get ready for the 10K, and I lost a lot of my speed in the second race.
I consider it a good back-to-back if I manage 7 minute miles for a 5K, then 8 minute miles for a 10K, and with a time of 47:03, I was within that range… and good enough for 3rd in my age division.