41F. Ran Preston's (I Just Run) race today. He did a great job as a race director - a perfect race, in my opinion. He even had a guy on a bike riding alongside me, telling me where to go; I think he must've told the guy I was directionally challenged. It was good to see him and David (derhammer) - 3 Texas FRB'ers in 1 place?? Gotta be a record.
After passing a guy around the half-mile point, the race became a time trial effort. Had David not been coming off of injury, we probably could've pushed each other to sub-18's. So I blame missing 17:xx entirely on him, I think that's fair.
Splits were 5:46, 5:49, 5:46, 0:40 for the stub. I started the kick way too late, that's where I missed it. I probably could've kept going after the finish line for awhile...lesson learned. Other than that, I ran a great race - paced very well, etc.
All done with 5k's for awhile now though -- got 2 marathons and a 50k coming up, all in a 12-week span. Sub-18 will have to happen next year......