running race (10K PickUrK 'race') 59:30  6.2 mi (9:36 / mi)
shoes: Hoka Mach Black/Red
30:27 1st 5k 9:50 pace (this was slow for sure but it took me 2.5K to get going and even then I really was not moving well)
29:03 2nd 5K 9:22 pace...I should have been able to do this whole way. Weird note...to keep people from coming up on a new race starting they had us jump up on sidewalk by the student union...the trick was there were steps to negotiate...about 6 or 7 half steps...the worst kind...I took them two at a time and only lost a couple of seconds each time. I had my time as 2 seconds faster but not a big deal.
The splits and results each year including this one are veryvery hard to understand...because of the multiple starts they even show results for a race twice...I guess the first start probably at 7 and the 2nd start on time for original schedule). There was a couple that pulled me along on 2nd loop after the 6k...they kept stopping but then repassed me. She was hurting bad and made her hubby stop with about a mile to go before they caught me and I 'beat them' by 50 seconds after that. She was 59 and he was 63 like me.
A lot more runners this year...I'm guessing 60 to 75...I may manually count all of them...several in the 30, 25, 20 and 15k's. The slowest race was the 5K...even my slow first loop would have won it.
I did not have much power today. Did run in shorts but 5 degrees warmer would have helped me a little...there was just enough wind that it slowed me down also...more than it should have but I did not have that 'power push' into the wind that I needed.
Really started slow for a 'race'. This was more of a training type atmosphere...I thought nearly everyone was doing a 10K. We started at 7 to beat the rain which was coming in an hour later than predicted all week. 45 degrees but there was a moderate NE wind...I felt like a cripple for the first 1/3 of a mile...I had warmed up at home plus trotted around and it felt like I had rolled out of bed and tried to take off running.
I watched people trotting along just blow by me at the beginning...I figured after a mile or two I would really get going but I didn't. No mile splits...my first 1k was about 6:20. 6 min pace would be an hour for 10k and slightly under 10 min pace. But that was over 10 min pace in a race...oh well I have to start somewhere.
4k 24:00 (this one really disappointed me because I was not speeding up)
Second lap I forget the splits.
What surprised me was about 5 or 6 of the 10 or so people I passed second loop took about a minute break then took off for another lap. I believe they are training for the OKC Marathon. I just was not ready to run more and today was gloomy and I had nothing more to give. It is ok and faster than a training run but I could run within 20 seconds a mile of this pace on my own...I should be able to run a min a mile faster in a race than a training run of the same distance. That's why I thought I could do 9:10 pace...but I'll lean on my triumvirate of excuses for comfort: 1. a 'little' too cool; 2. a 'little' too windy; 3. a non-energy day even with my rest day and cut back training day.
I need some 8 mile runs and more 100 mt stride workouts plus more jumping jack, skip ropes etc.
I'm old and more out of shape especially for leg turn over versus shuffling along. I'll plug away.
Out of 56 runners 4 were named: Bagwell, Baggot, Bagley and Blackwell. Go figure.