Hot, humid a lot of freds, down then up, better than expected
50th Anni of the PeachTree 10K in ATL. This was my main running race for the year, but still managed a less then useful training "plan" of about 15 miles per week the 2 months elading up to it. Race start at 7:00am was almost 80 degrees with 100% humidity. Started in teh seeded wave, but there was still way to many slow people at the front.
1st mile 5:45 angrily passing all the slow freds in my way
2nd & 3rd mile were all downhill and both 5:24
Split around 17:15 at 5k
4th mile had the biggest hill and i barely struggled to hold 6:03
5th mile also uphill rolled a 6:07. holding back a bit for the last 1.2
6th mile mostly downhill and motivated to finish 5:48
Last .2 was a long straight downhill where you could see the finish the entire way so knocked out a 4:53 pace
finished 92 out of ~61000 runners (just under 30000 males)
35:35 official finish time was almost 2.5 minutes faster than expected. Goal was to hole 6:00 pace but I guess i set some low expectations. Post race recovery beers were on tap the rest of the day. Enjoyed the race and big spportive crowds. I'll probably be back next year.