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2009-05-15 - Short 5k

~3 miles @ ~7.7 min/mi

The uncertified-and-probably-short-course "5k" race around the office campus this year goes well, in spite of heat and humidity. In 2004 I managed it in 24:30, in 2006 in 25:59. Today the first lap takes me 11:18 (actually more like 11:10 given my ~8 second start behind the line) but the second is sadly slower at 11:44, for a total of 23:02. I'm happy, though: Peggy Dickison, fast ultrarunner and orienteering champ, congratulates me after the race for passing her. (I suspect she wasn't running hard.)

^z - 2009-05-18