2012-04-21 - MCRRC 5k Olney-Brookeville Race

~3.1 miles @ ~7.3 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/MCRRC_Olney_Brookeville_5k_2012_elevation.pngGPS trackfile elevation errors and a suppressed-zero graph exaggerate the terrain relief along the "Brookeville Capital for a Day" 5k MCRRC race course. But when running it, the hills are definitely noticeable, especially the huge downhill near the start that I blasted at ~6.5 min/mi, and the long climbs during mile 3 that pushed that pace toward 8 min/mi.
The GPS concurs with the course mile markers and says my splits are 7:00 + 7:08 + 7:40 and then a final ~0.11 mile at 7:08 pace for the overall estimated 7:15 min/mi. Not quite as good as the 2011-05-07 - Brookeville 5k Race result of 22:19 but I'm older, if not wiser, now ...

(photo by Jim Rich)


^z - 2012-05-05