Running race 20:00  5.0 km (4:00 / km)
Casa Chirilagua 5K in Alexandria - time still going in the wrong direction, although I was 4th overall and first M40-49 so one could argue for relative improvement if this hadn't been simply a much smaller race in participant numbers than any other I've done recently. Still, it was a blustery day and the course wasn't dead flat like my last two recent 5Ks. Plus I had to bike more than twice as far to get to this one - thanks to Metro having a section of the blue/yellow line track closed for the weekend with a bus shuttle service to bridge the gap, it would have taken me longer to use public transit to get to this than to bike all the way to Alexndria and then a mile or so west on Eisenhower Ave at an easy pace. Still, I'd better see a trend reversal on my next 5K, planned to be another dead flat one, either next weekend or on Thanksgiving day, or I'll get concerned.
Tweaked, for a change, my right hamstring, probably by falling late in the course when avoiding a big puddle in the path required taking a couple of steps on rough ground to the side of the path. Ironic problem for presumptively the most experienced off-pavement runner in the whole race. I see that the Great Falls pre-registration is still 7 to 32 bodies short of a sellout but I think I'd better skip it regardless and not challenge my hamstring with hard running the day after doing it an injury, however, knock on wood, minor.
Another data point in something I've noticed over the last year or so - there seems to be a large fraction of the population that disagrees with me as to where the boundary between green and yellow lies. Specifically, the race announcer said the guy pushing a stroller who finished less than a minute behind me, who was wearing a shirt of a colour that in my experience is usually sold as something like "high visibility yellow" ,was wearing a neon green shirt. Granted, we're not talking about canary yellow but to my eyes it's only slightly further towards the green section of the spectrum than that.
It is, of course, sad how many people are unnecessarily wrong about things like this (assuming, without evidence, that their afflicted state isn't the result of some specific common form of partial colour-blindness). Perhaps we could organize some government-sponsored colour reeducation camps for these benighted souls.