2011-06-05 - Capital Crescent 5k

~3.1 miles @ ~7.4 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/CCT_2011_5k_KT.jpgWizard needs speedwork — badly! Better pacing wouldn't hurt either. Before the race Patricia Maloney, volunteering, asks how I happen to know Cliff Stoll; he's a high school friend of hers. Mical Honigfort glows, expecting her second son in a few more months. Ken Swab is tapering for an ultra in Wyoming in two weeks. Don Libes is fired up from his battles with the electric company. The GPS trackfile shows a slight downhill for the first half, contrariwise for the return trip. Splits are nonetheless ugly: 6:58 + 7:32 + 7:43 by my watch. Total time ~22:56, ~40 seconds slower than in 2009 but ~40s faster than in 2010.

Official result:

89 76/171 6/19 666 Mark Zimmermann M 58 Kensington MD MCRRC 00:22:56 7:23 00:24:02 7:45

(photo by Ken Trombatore) - ^z - 2011-06-16