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Run with the Jets

November 6, 2011

My first 5k in almost 7 years today, BigWaveDave’s Run with the Jets (note on the name of the race: the run was along the San Francisco Bay near the SFO airport, so we did actually run with the jets, sort of). Given the time away from running, and minimal training time (1 actual run beforehand), I was pretty impressed with my time: 20:55, or a 6:44m pace. This was good for 5th overall, or 2d in my age group (good enough to win a free “vino”).

In addition to the running, the day was a lot of fun: The race announcer was pretty funny (sometimes/always unintentionally), the post-race food very good (my first peanut butter in like 4 months), the day almost perfect (they had forecast rain, which didn’t happen at all), and a bunch of us getting hot dogs and beer after the race.

All thanks to BigDaveWave and the great race/experience today, I’ve already signed up for a 5k on the 15th, and might consider doing a 10K (Drumstick Dash?) once I’m back in the Twin Cities for Thanksgiving. Yay running!

Overall results: http://www.svetiming.com/BigWaveDave/events/2011/Run-with-the-Jets-Bay-Area-Half-Marathon-10k5k/results
GPS Track: http://www.worksmartlabs.com/cardiotrainer/tracks.php?trackId=695976022&sig=ad48215cc610513859e46f657286bbbea2abb77b

Previous results:
20:44 White Bear Winter Frolic 5K (2005)
21:53 Winter Waddle (2004)

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