For the first time in what seems like sixteen thousand months, the temperatures on Labor Day morning were below seventy degrees. Perfect day for a run, at the White Rock Racing club’s Labor Day 5K/15K race. And the cooler temps must have been a factor, because I shaved over a minute off my personal best for the 5K.
(That graphic is clearly for last year’s race.)
Overall I clocked 27:28, down from 28:32 last month, for an 8:50/mile pace. That placed me 40th overall, 32nd among men, and 4th among men in my age group.
Overall I felt good. I had enough gas in the tank for a strong sprint at the finish, and I wasn’t shouting “NEVER AGAIN!” afterwards. Just a few minutes of walking around gulping Gatorade, and I was ready for the next race.
I love this sport.