For the second year in a row, it is rained for the Tom King. Last year it was stormy. This year is was also cold.
Left the house around 7 am and headed downtown to LP Field.
Picked up my chip, number and shirt and headed back to drop the stuff off. Then went to met up with Michele and Ronnie. About 8, I headed back to the car to change for the race. I at least wanted to start out with dry clothes.
The race started at 8:30 in a steady rain. Ronnie’s goal was to break 2 hours. Michele wanted to do 1:45. I was just happy to be at the starting line.
I stayed with Michele until about mile 8 and I was beginning to feel my lack of training from this winter. She took off and I slowed down a little.
When I finally made it across the finish line I was glad to be done. I was soaked.
My time was 1:51:45. A little more that a minute off from last year. But with all things considered, it was a good race.
Michele finished in 1:48:37 and was waiting at the finished line. After getting my metal. I joined her and we waited for Ronnie to finish. He did GREAT finishing in 1:53:43!
Here are the splits…
|Mile||Pace (min/mile)||Speed (mph)||Elevation
|actual||+/- avg||actual||+/- avg|
|1||8′ 33||+0′ 01||7.0||-0.0||0 ft|
|2||8′ 22||-0′ 10||7.2||+0.1||-7 ft|
|3||8′ 35||+0′ 03||7.0||-0.1||0 ft|
|4||8′ 10||-0′ 22||7.3||+0.3||-3 ft|
|5||8′ 15||-0′ 17||7.3||+0.2||+3 ft|
|6||8′ 13||-0′ 19||7.3||+0.3||-6 ft|
|7||8′ 19||-0′ 13||7.2||+0.2||+3 ft|
|8||8′ 22||-0′ 10||7.2||+0.1||+10 ft|
|9||8′ 14||-0′ 18||7.3||+0.2||-10 ft|
|10||8′ 24||-0′ 08||7.1||+0.1||0 ft|
|11||8′ 42||+0′ 10||6.9||-0.1||+10 ft|
|12||8′ 37||+0′ 05||7.0||-0.1||-6 ft|
|13||8′ 53||+0′ 21||6.8||-0.3||-3 ft|
|end||8′ 11||-0′ 21||7.3||+0.3||+6 ft|
|Versus average of 8′ 32 min/mile|