running of the leopards 5k this morning -- a fun, fast, mostly downhill course (sunnyside down!). the race started at this is the place park and finished on the track at east high. it was extremely cold and windy at the start ('this is the place'), but luckily it was a tailwind -- i.e. more aid.
5k's are hard, but even more so when you aren't fit and you try to run like you are. i haven't raced in over three months, and my winter training has consisted of slow base mileage and zero speed work. i was not prepared for this. i was sucking wind and eating dust before i was even 1/2 mile into the race. however, it was nice to be racing again, and it gives me a good starting point for the racing season ahead.
after the race, james and i went to the field house to workout -- weights, fire hydrant, plank, dizzy spells, etc. now i am being very productive at work by writing a race report and ice massaging my calves and shin. i hope no one walks into my office unannounced.
thanks to bill cobler for putting on a great race.