Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hobby Jogging: 3/6/10 - Raleigh, NC - Get Your Rear in Gear 5k

This was the race I opened with last year (that was my first 5k since returning to competitive running). It was also my first race in Raleigh this year. This is a nice event that is well put on. After a few good races lately and some great training, I was hoping for a good one. This course is tough as you have the big hill up Peace by Cameron Village on the first mile and some rolling hills on Clark before you head back down the big hill.

Got out good and tucked into a pack. Felt pretty controlled going up the hill and hit the mile in 5:42 or so. Picked it up a little over the rolling hills and made a conscious effort to really hammer the second half of the race and let go down the hill. Hit the 2 mile in 11:26 and really started to push. Gained good ground on the 2nd place guy and ran the 3rd mile in the 5:20's. Charged home hard in 17:29. A nice negative split and a strong race. Felt great as the weather was awesome. Hoping to hold onto this fitness through Boston!

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