The Good News: I ran in 24:11 per the race officials
The Bad News: The race was only 3.08 per my watch and 3.09 per other garmins out there.
The Worst News: all positive splits. I hate positive splits and like to pride myself on my ability to control my tempo and to get faster as I go along. But between mile 1 & mile 2 I lost nearly 20 seconds, and between mile 2 & mile 3 I lost close to 15 seconds. Then again, I ran sub 8s without a pacer….
Afterwards we cleaned out the attic space, dropped some things at the local thrift store, and then had a massive salad and glass of wine for lunch.
Not sure that’s it’s the brightest idea to eat (and drink) that before a race, but onwards we go to the second 5K of the day along the beach (ie: no shade). Wish me well!