Run race (road race) 20:39  5.0 km (4:08 / km)
ahr:152 max:158 shoes: reebok ZJET 2014
Signed up for the Dutch Days 5 K race back in Fulton illinios. I haven't run 5K race in several years so wasn't sure what to expect time wise. Given my training, I would be happy with anything faster than 23:30.
I started near the front of the pack (about 150 people) so I could get a good start and not have to restrict my stride.
I got a good start and settled into a comfortable stride. I made sure I wasn't starting out overly fast. About a 1/4 mile in the first woman (actually a high school girl) was just in front of me so I followed her figuring she would run a consistant pace. 1.5 mile in she slowed down some so I passed her. Then we course hit the out-back part. She was well known local girl and everyone was cheering for her. It was unfair. She picked up the pace. We ran even until the last 1/4 mile where she just kicked it in and left me way behind.
I finished 17th overall and 3rd over 50. My time was quite a bit faster than expected so I was happy.