Since the North Pond snowshoe race in Florida, MA was cancelled due to the ice storm damage to the state forest, dd and I decided to go do the first Fudgcicle 5k of the season in Tewksbury, MA. The race is actually a 3.17 distance and has always been historically long (course record belonging to Mr. Dunham at 14:57 or so)... I did this race back in 2007 as my 5th official race back running (3x Wakefield weekly 5ks and the 2.5 loop of Mill Cities, then this). I was 2 full minutes faster today than then (which is a plus for sure...)
I figured I'd just go out and see how bad my fitness really is...but was surprised to be able to hang on relatively strong for 1.5 miles before jumping into the hurt box...
Splits - 5.1 k - 16:24 (5:10 pace) - 1st of 45
Mile 1) 5:01
Mile 2) 5:18 (10:19)
Mile 3) 5:15 (15:34)
last .17) :50 (16:24)