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Jun 19, 2016 3:41 PM # 
matzah ball:
results say 20:09. so close! very good.
Jun 19, 2016 5:57 PM # 
Jun 19, 2016 7:29 PM # 
matzah ball:
4 pr's from my speedwork it is possible. dan strieker only 7 sec ahead of me
Jun 20, 2016 1:49 PM # 
Not exactly the same course, but my time on the old Y-Connection course is the fastest 5K I've run in since turning 40 (there's no point in comparing any time at a short distance race to what I was running in my 20's).
Jun 20, 2016 2:13 PM # 
matzah ball:
was that concurrent w cycling, Eric? What was your LT PR?
Jun 20, 2016 3:52 PM # 
well done, I appreciate what it takes to run a time like that . . . good to know it is possible, even reasonable, given the appropriate training.
Jun 20, 2016 5:31 PM # 
The Race To Cure Lymphoma course at St. Louis Mills really is flat. That was certainly my fastest 5k. Sadly, I left my garmin on top of the car, so I don't know what the time was.

Edit: Actually - October 30, 2010, 10k race. 19:26 for the first 5k and 19:54 for the second.
Jun 21, 2016 1:22 AM # 
I recall doing a really terrible job of pacing you in that one! As we ended the first lap, I looked at my watch and thought, "Wow, I didn't do him any favors." I was really happy that you held on to break 40 because you probably would have done it easily without me.

@Rudy, yes, my 5K PR came when I was primarily cycling. For distances that short, the extra muscle mass isn't much of a handicap.
Jun 21, 2016 10:08 AM # 
I remembet it as the first mile that was fast, you adjusted after that and It worked out in the end.
Jun 21, 2016 10:53 AM # 
matzah ball:
2 back to back, that was awesome. maybe it was the weather? Maybe look for a nice 5k course in the fall?
Jun 21, 2016 1:56 PM # 
Well, it was a 10k race.... The weather was perfect, if I recall. I'm planning to do the Alpine half at Council Bluff and then the 50 at Tunnel Hill. No plans for shorter stuff but see what comes up in mid october.

I think with some mental fortitude i'd have broken 20 on this race. I don't think fitness was the issue. That middle mile has been my un-doing every year.

2014 splits:
1 - 6:27
2 - 6:39
3 - 6:25
4 - 46.7 (5:08)

2015 splits:

2016 splits:

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