Easy running 9:23  2.0 km (4:42 / km)
Warmup at De Anza. Alone.
Warmup 4:35  0.3 km (15:17 / km)
Stretching and one stride.
Race pace running 18:31  5.0 km (3:42 / km)
I ran a 5K on the track at De Anza. I had been planning to run a race on Monday September 2; it was the only day in the fall weekend schedule free of other orienteering and running activities. I entered a 5K in Davis. I decided against going on Sunday because the $50 for the train and $50 for the hotel didn't seem too exciting (them extended European trips do have a downside). Steve Gregg went in my place and ran an 18:18 (as "Vladimir Gusiatnikov"). I guess I owe him 13 seconds (works out to $1.92 per second).
I was quite disappointed about today's outcome (1:43 behind the PR and about the same as 1999; certainly faster than 2000 and 2001 but that doesn't say much). It did not feel hard and I was not tired. Rather, I just settled into 90's pace and did not seem to have a faster gear.
Short intervals 19:53  4.0 km (4:58 / km)
10×200 with 200 m rest, following the 5 km. 38.5 40.3 40.2 39.1 38.8 38.0 39.3 37.6 37.8 39.1.
The track was empty tonight.