2019-05-27 - MCRRC Memorial Day 4 Miler

~4.0 mi @ ~8.6 min/mi

MCRRC Memorial Day 4 Miler photo by Dan Reichmann"You're ahead of your Pace Group!" notes the lady who passes Roadkill at mile 3. He's wearing an ancient singlet that says "12:00+" on the back. Leaves flutter down through sunbeams along Rock Creek Trail. Runners cheer each other along, pushing hard, dancing around or running through puddles.
Today's MCRRC Memorial Day 4 mile race turns out OK: 2nd place of 11 (by ~3.5 minutes, alas) in the 65-69 year old male age cohort, 153rd of 377 finishers — consistent with age-adjusted (+1 %/year) and weight-adjusted (+2 sec/mi/lb) experience.

Historical performances:
    34:11 - 2002
    45:51 - 2006
    41:36 - 2007
    44:27 - 2008
    46:15 - 2009
    31:04 - 2010
    32:07 - 2012
    30:36 - 2014
    32:59 - 2016
    33:32 - 2018
    34:11 - 2019
MCRRC Memorial Day 4 Miler photo by Alex Reichmann

Prescription: lose 20 pounds, lose 5 years, train smarter and train harder!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2019-06-16