PM - 5k Series Race. This little course is across town around a neighborhood. A lot of turns, so the course is not particularly fast (for me). Most of the regular guys did not run today - injury, and other reasons, so it was pretty much down to me and one younger guy (the same 19 year old who beat me last week and has run 16:46 on this course). He tells me at the starting line that he's been sick all week and has run once. I don't believe him, especially when he takes off to a 5:25ish first mile. Then, I see him coming back to me and, as he began to really die at 1.5 mi. and I blow by him, I finally decide he was telling the truth. So I railed off 2 decent miles and then proceeded to suck wind and lose rhythm very quickly around turns for the last 1.1 (1.15 - GPS) miles:
5:35, 5:38, 5:52, 0:50 for GPSed 0.15mi. Sealed up the overall Race Series Win today! Cross that one off. :)
Taper week this past week and this week. IMM on Saturday!