No…not the lesbilicious Mariel Hemingway movie of the early 80’s. (Note to self, add to NetFlix queue.) This morning I completed my first competitive 5-K in the Historic East Nashville Run. I finished in just under 27 minutes, which is definitely my fastest 5-K ever.
I took off with a fast crowd and kept them behind me for almost the whole race. I never had to walk, but my pace was in constant decline from the halfway point on. Lesson learned: don’t be the jackrabbit. I haven’t seen the results, but I’m guessing that should put me in the middle of the pack for both my age division and the whole field. I did lose to a guy pushing a stroller and to another guy running with a weimaraner.
Yeah, the damn dog may have beat my time, but I won the critical measure of fewest stops on the course to take a dump.