road running race 1:10:19  10.0 mi (7:02 / mi) +820ft 6:32 / mi
ahr:162 max:170 weight:138lbs shoes: Air Max Trail
Amherst 10 Mile race, 70:19, just about a minute faster than last year (best on the course was 62:27 in 1988, ran 63:57 in 1998 at age 53 when I was still running well, but this was a lot better than the 77:50 a couple of years ago when my running had gone to the dogs). A good hard effort all the way, the last long hill really hurt and I was losing it, but still hung in ok. It helped having Maddy right behind me, got her by about 20 yards at the end. Would have been really nice to break 70, but the legs weren't quite up to it. Still nice to come close.
Splits: 6:52 (down then up), 6:32 (down), 7:25 (up), 7:29 (up/down/up), 7:06 (up/flat), 6:57 (flat/down), 6:43 (down/flat), 6:58 (flat/down), 7:03 (flat/up), 7:13 (up/up/down).
Had a flashback near the 7 mile mark -- 25 years ago there was a guy there holding a sign -- USA 4, Finland 2 -- the score of the gold medal hockey game going on at the same time in Lake Placid, and a couple of days after beating the Russians 4-3 in a memorable game. I imagine a number of AttackPoint folks were not even born then....
End of another good month of runnig. Hadn't missed a day (until I took yesterday off on purpose) in over 5 weeks. Nice to have something to show for it!