chasing tail 5k at wheeler farm this morning. the race clocked me at 20:00:00 exactly; i clocked me at 19:59:00 exaclty. i'll go with the race result, but i just wanted to point that out since my #1 goal going into the race was to avoid any hanging tenths or hundreths of seconds next to my time.
i took second place behind devra, who crushed me with her 18:32. i'm not sure what was up today, but i felt worse than last week (which i didn't think was possible). i'm disappointed in the way i responded since conditions were ideal and devra was there to push the pace.
i ran 18:32 on this course in 2010, and 20:22 in 2011 (snow and slush covered course). the only thing that got me going at the end was the fact that i was flirting with my 2011 finish time, and i thought that would be a little too pathetic if i ran slower than last year.