2013 McCarren Park 5k Race Report

For the second year in a row, Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center has sponsored me to run the McCarren Park 5k.  It's been a good humbling but fun reminder of how slow of a runner I actually am. I know I can get faster if I'd add just a little speedwork into my training and would like to run a sub 20 minute 5k this year which is totally doable.  I ended up finishing a minute and a half slower than last year, crossing the finish line a few seconds after 23:00.  A big reason for the slow down was my quads were still pretty sore from the Bear Mountain 50 miler a week before, but my lungs were also burning pretty good, so it wasn't all the tired legs.  Still it was fun to deck myself out in Crest gear and run a few loops around McCarren Park.