Saturday, September 22, 2007
Mill Race Race 15K race report
A new LIFETIME PR!
The last time I set one (in an event that wasn't completely new) was 2004. Early 2004. I broke this one by 1:23, the post-college one by 3:19. Weeeeee!
This was a great race in Columbus, IN. I've never really been there, except to go through on the way between Bloomington and Louisville. I was very impressed with the race overall. The only probably was that the last couple of miles of the 5K and the 15K were on the same stretch, a narrow park path. There was a bit of dodging involved, but not a big deal.
The plan was to go out around 8-8:10/mile and hold that as long as I could. The first mile was way too fast at 7:31, but the rest were in good range except for the last two. My overall pace was 8:11, for 1:16:19. According to Mark, I was 9th overall among women. It wasn't a huge race, but it was good-sized, so I'm pretty excited about it. I feel much better about the coming marathon. Time to celebrate!!
I was going so fast that I was blurry! :-P
This was a sculpture near the finish line that I just really liked. You can't really tell from this picture, but there are flowers twined all along the tendrils of the lady's train.