PLEASANT VIEW 5K
I ran the Pleasant View 5k this morning. I met Ben at 5:15 at the church and we ran 10+ miles before the race. I wanted a bit more, but we didn't really have time. Amy met us at 7:00 and then we drove up to the start.
I got out pretty good and tried to run controlled for that first mile. Last year I went out in 4:44 and was hurting bigtime the third mile in 5:02. I was determined to finish strong this year, which meant a slower start. I hit 4:54 for the mile, which is dirt road with soft rollers. Mile two is bombing downhill and is really where you bank time. I ran that in 4:36. Mile three starts out with a 40-foot climb followed by a gradual down and short uphill. I ran that in 4:49 (so much better than last year's 5:02). Then the last tenth is very steep downhill and you can really finish fast. I ran 4:19/mile pace and finished race 3 seconds faster than last year in 14:45.
After the race Ben and I did 3x8 second hilll sprints with two minutes full recovery and then just over a mile cool down.
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