Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Race Report - Run to Remember 5k

I decided to test my fitness this morning at a 5k race in Baltimore this morning. For some reason, my legs just didn't have it. Either that, or I am in 17:24 5k shape and my legs really had it today. I hope it's the former. I didn't know who would show up for a 7am race on a Tuesday, but the 250-125-100 cash purse brought out a few good guys. As I lined up, I saw who I assumed to be Dave Berdan and a few others that looked fast. We started off and after a quarter mile I could tell that 4 guys felt really good and I was not one of those 4. I immediately bagged any ideas of winning money. My watch didn't start so I don't have splits but the leaders said they went through in around 5:00 and I was a good 20 seconds behind. I think my second split was around 11:10 but that is a complete guess. Then the last mile was hilly and ended up on Federal Hill. I'm a little baffled how I ran 27:20 or whatever at Rockville and now can only muster a 17:24. Oh well. After the race I cooled down with a few people including a former Navy runner (Justin Mikolay). I don't remember him from college because his senior year was my freshman year. Hopefully I'll run into him again at some point and get him out on some of our runs.

http://www.charmcityrun.com/eventResults.cfm?eventID=670

7 comments:

MAX said...

scott, you should have won the race as should have allen on sat night.

Scott said...

thank you?

Matt Ernst said...

Scott, I'm personally impressed that you could race this morning with the humidity and heat that was out there. As far as this particular run...and I know how you love racing....there will be others. Matt.

KLIM said...

Its likely you could have kept up the pace for 2 more miles (or slightly slower)?

Maybe do striders at the end of your runs? These seem to keep me "sharp" with speed.

Like that guy Matt said, it's good to get out and compete...your times will soon start falling like dominoes.

RM said...

Hey guys - just wanted to chime in since the course was in my neck of the woods. I spoke with Dave Berdan, Dave Berardi and Jim Adams, each of whom were about 45 seconds slower than what they've been running recently, and each agreed that the course was likely long. I wouldn't be too worried about the time! ~ Ryan

Scott said...

Yeah Jake I am definitely not sharp. I'm just working on strength stuff for now. In due time. Ryan, thanks for the input. I met Dave and Dave, who are both very nice guys. Good job in your tri.

MAX said...

scott, you must win every race you enter