Nice after-work race in downtown Alpharetta - with a food truck event as well. Had a decent race tonight. Not that the time sounds fast, but going into this 5k I looked at my time at the Des News half a few weeks ago and plugged that time into Daniel's tables and also McMillan's predictor - and they showed a predicted 7:02 pace and 6:58 pace respectively - and as it turns out - I ran just a little bit better than that 6:54 per mile on a fairly hilly course. Also, Daniels said I should avg 170 HR - which is exactly what my Garmin recorded. So I was pleased with that.
I am having a somewhat difficult time re-calibrating my expectations of times/pace (not sure if over age 50 this is where I am - or post-lengthy injury battles over the last 1.5 years, it will just be a slow progression to faster times).
Splits were 6:32, 7:09 and 6:58. Middle mile was mostly uphill.
Good competitve feeling in the race too. I was never passed by anyone I did not eventually overtake - and I finished strong.
Riley was working at South Main Kitchen - and Tracy and Bradlea met me there after the race for a food truck dinner (Philly cheesesteak...mmm).
Great evening overall.