Training 4.19.14: that’s one slow 5k! Ran the 4 miles to the race to burn off my hangover, and was right on time for the start (7.25 miles total today). This race was not for the time for me. Getting to cross the marathon finish in full stride was priceless.
The B.A.A. 5k was emotional, as expected. I may have teared up at the start. The enlarged field meant I barely got into the 7:00 pace corral when the gun fired, and got stuck behind a wall of people also not running 7 min miles. Besides the congestion, this was a pretty remarkable show of community. I’m interested to see what the rest of the baa medley races bring.

Training 4.19.14: that’s one slow 5k! Ran the 4 miles to the race to burn off my hangover, and was right on time for the start (7.25 miles total today). This race was not for the time for me. Getting to cross the marathon finish in full stride was priceless.
The B.A.A. 5k was emotional, as expected. I may have teared up at the start. The enlarged field meant I barely got into the 7:00 pace corral when the gun fired, and got stuck behind a wall of people also not running 7 min miles. Besides the congestion, this was a pretty remarkable show of community. I’m interested to see what the rest of the baa medley races bring.