The Meltdown Race - This was fun! Morning races with three 5ks in Shelbyville, IN. Fortunately, the weather was very good - it really cooled off from the 90s-100s its been all week. In race 3 it actually started drizzling a little bit, so no real melt downs here :)
3x5k's: 8a, 9a,10a
I actually forgot my watch today :(
1 mile WU jog,
8a: First one went fairly well - A bunch of the younger guys went out too fast on the fisrt mile as usual, and slowly started coming back. Until that started, though, I was running about 10th. A couple guys never faded, and were first and second places in all 3 races. I managed 3rd place in the first of the the three, finishing in 18:23. This time has become my standard plateau, it seems, and will not improve until I do actually take more time off from racing.
2mi. jog in between to keep the legs loose and the blood flowing,
9a: Second race, was very similar, but another guy stepped it up and actually ran faster than he did the first race, and stole 3rd from me. I ran a decent 18:3? and finished 4th.
10a: Race three I was really feeling it in the legs at about mile 1.5. I managed barely over 19:00 and placed 5th.
2 mi. CD jog