This past Sunday I ran a 5K at the Detroit Zoo. It was my first in a while, but after training all summer I've been wanting to start racing again. The course was a loop around the outside of the zoo, most of which was a neighborhood. It was rather flat with only one slight hill just after the 2 mile mark.
I ended up running in 19:47 which is my best time in a while but still no where near the speed I used to be. It was also fast enough to win my age group. I finally broke 20 minutes - something I've been trying to do for most of the spring and summer. My splits were about 6:08, 12:35, 19:47. I really didn't feel like I went out too fast and actually felt rather good the entire race. Next time I race I'm going to try going out at about 6:15 and hold that pace through the race to have more even mile times.
I run the Big House Big Heart race on October 9th but hopefully will have a chance to race once more before then. Full results for the Run Wild race are hosted at raceservices.com