Ran the Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5k Road Race today. Complete results already posted at Coolrunning.com. Finished 400 out of 5000 in a time of 21:18 / 6:52 pace. Beat last year's time by almost a minute. Big benefit was starting near the front where I didn't have to weave around a bunch of slower runners, but not many passed me, so it was a good location. Overall, I was happy with the improvement and the performance considering chronic cardio has been way down this year and I really only trained for about a month beforehand.
Guy who won broke the course record finishing in 13:53.
Post race with a bag full of bananas and water they were handing out. The orange tag on the shoe is an RFID they use to time the race. Disposable and very cool.
Among other free stuff they were handing out were ice-cream sandwiches! As well as coke, power-ade (carbo-aid!) and HFCS yogurt.
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