K & I survived our runs. K did great on the 5k with a 32:37 (officially).
Her 1km splits (based on her time across the start line not the gun):
32:14 (She started her watch at the start line, but still can’t explain the 23 second difference.)
She said she felt pretty good, and her time was good enough I was able to shadow her on the last km with her before getting ready for my start (about 40 minutes after hers).
As I said in the last post, I had some kind of cramp (or strain sounds more likely from Lisa & Todd’s comments). I lasted about half a mile before the calf started to hurt, but I took it easy and pushed on. I figured if it was really bad it would hurt more and let me know. Since my leg was hurting/stiff I kept the initial pace down, and it only hurt me particularly badly now and then (one pretty bad spike at about 6 miles). By 7 miles I wasn’t really feeling it (or maybe noticing it) anymore and my pace picked up. Here are my splits:
8:46* (I missed the split at 1 mile, so this is the 2 mile split divided by 2)
84:21 (officially 1:24:11, I can’t explain where the other ten seconds went)
I’m pretty happy with that, but then I’m left wondering how much better I might have done if my leg had been better. Anyhow, a great day for a run, and it felt great to do well.
Of course now I can barely walk, but next week was vacation anyways so I have plenty of time to rest it.