I had high hopes for a faster race than my last 5k, which felt inexplicably slow. And I did: a full MINUTE faster!
|This race was run further up but I parked closer to the other end|
of the Lakefront due to my late arrival.
|A friend took this picture near the finish|
Now of course, there has to be a caveat: some runners, including myself, had Garmin distances that were short of 3.1. I got 3.09, but others got 3.08 or even 3.06. The course might have been short, or our Garmins cut the corners when measuring distance. Not sure. But even if it was a worst-case-scenario of 3.06 miles, my time still extrapolates to 19:55, and I'm OK with that: I'm just really happy to be under 20 minutes again! Yay for speed creeping back!