Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thursday AM, June 19, 2008 [7M]

Oracle 5K, 17:34. This wasn't really a race so don't jump to any conclusions based on the time I ran. We had a 5K fun run at work today and I decided to join in on the fun. I made it to Club O around 11:30 AM, half an hour before the race, ran a couple of miles for warm-up, stretched for a couple of minutes and ran a few strides before lining up at the start. I got out decently fast and was expecting that it wouldn't take too long before I was all by myself but I could hear some guy running close behind for the first mile. That probably forced me to run a bit faster than I was planning, at least for the first half of the race. After the race the guy in second told me that his split for what he thought was the first mile was 5:06 but I find that hard to believe. The course was just an out and back on the bay trail on, the Redwood Shores side, so on the way back I was running against the incoming traffic and had to dodge people on the narrow path. I wasn't trying to run hard, though, so it didn't really matter. After making the turn I pretty much just coasted to the finish. I cooled down for a couple of miles after the race with the two guys who finished behind me and headed to the pool for the post race festivities. Not a bad way to spent a few hours at work.

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