road running race 25:52  3.1 mi (8:21 / mi)
5K race in Springfield. Good and bad and mixed.
Good in that I worked hard (pulse at the finish was about 160), my belly didn't hurt, I didn't crash on any of the icy sections, I finished, I really enjoyed the race (far from boring).
Bad in that my left hamstring and butt, while just a little bit annoying during the race, were really sore a few hours later. It seems like once again I have done something stupid.
And mixed in that my time was both a personal worst on the course by quite a lot (3+ minutes) and, under the new rules, a PR. :-)
And, it seems like I was a scalpee today. Good for you, George, do it while you can. :-)
A nice time afterwards, back to Seth's, he lives a mile away, for a shower and a second breakfast, then off to the UMass game at the Civic Center, which was very much a crowd-pleaser as opposed to many of their other outings this year. It had seemed like they were going to get through the year beating Kansas and almost no one else.
And a discovery of an unexpected benefit of having had my plumbing re-arranged. I'm not sure what the technical term is, but for as long as I remember I have had what I've heard called a bashful bladder -- peeing was fine as long someone else hadn't pulled up right next to me, for in that case it seemed like the going just wasn't going. Well, that's no longer a problem.
Now, I bring this up only because it has competitive implications, namely in rogaines, where unlike in regular O' events you are peeing, maybe many times, "on the clock." So you want to be efficient. Barb and I have been pretty efficient about this in past rogaines -- at the appropriate time the command is given -- "Pee Break" -- one veers left, the other veers right, we take care of business, and are back on our way with the minimum delay. Barb is, shall we say, very efficient. I think my newly acquired skill will help me keep up with her, and should allow our team even greater success.
Though I should stress that this advantage, substantial as it is and pleasurable as it is, is not by itself sufficient reason to say good-bye to your prostate.