living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Homecoming 5k

I don't have much to say about a 5k I did yesterday ... one of the steepest hills I've encountered in a 5k absolutely killed my time. That being said, I ran a solid 25:12 in the first-ever 5k at Lynchburg College's Homecoming. I was on target for about 24 minutes until the route came back onto campus. Apparently the entrance has a name that didn't exist when I went to school there -- Entrance Hill. According to my Garmin, just after mile 2 I was at an elevation of 629 feet; at the peak of this hill just past 2.5 miles, I was at an elevation of 791 feet. The race had a total elevation gain of 367 feet.

To show at that hill killed my time, my splits were 7:28, 8:10 (which included a nice uphill of Faculty Drive in Lynchburg) and 9:33 in the final 1.1 miles. It was my slowest 5k in almost 5 years.

I'm certainly not complaining or disappointed. I'm happy with how things went and would not do anything different. It was awesome to have a race at my alma mater with about 40 other alumni, many of them former track stars in NCAA Division III athletics. And if they keep doing this every year, I have a new course record to break.