November 27, 2016
Since it works out that I am in the Bay Area for the 4th Sunday 15K, I should definitely run it. The last time I wanted to do a 4th Sunday run, my flight got cancelled and the rebook was during the race, so I couldn’t go.
As a reminder, this course is a 5K loop, so in the 15K, you run it three times. The effect is that you run with a bunch of people in the first lap, a few people in the second, and no one in the third lap. (Technically, that’s not true, because there is a lot of pedestrian dodging on all the laps.)
I ran the entire race without walking (though felt like it a bit). My first two 5K times were each a little slower than the last – 25:24 and 25:29.
On the third 5K, I pushed it a bit more in the last 1.1 miles and finished in 25:17. My total time was 1:17:18, my best 15K in some time (since last year). I came in 7th overall (out of 9) and 2nd in my division (out of 2).