AM: 10.2 miles total.
Erdenheim 5k in 17:08. No sub-17 but it was a nice PR (about 20-25 seconds) and I hate 5ks. Measured the course long, going through 5k in 16:57 but I take it that the course was accurately measured as it was done by a local running coach. It's always hard to put down 5k PRs because I never run certified ones and you have to be honest with yourself about the distance. 3.14 seems pretty legitimate.
Warmed up ~1.75 with Megan and we got out bibs. I ran the course with Jonathan. It was closed and well marked. Some slightly inclines that ended up slowing me down more than I would have like and many turns. I did two strides and my legs were alive! I got out fast and Jonathan was still ahead. I figured I couldn't beat him but I could use him as a target.
Breathing was not bad at 1 mile but my legs were wishing we were running marathon pace. Around mile 2 Jonathan increased his lead and continued to do so for the rest of the race. My watch split slightly early before 3 miles and I knew at ~16:28 I was going to be close. When I first could read the clock I saw 16:48ish and I dug in but I was too far out. I ran as hard as I could after the turn into the finish (about 5:00 pace on a slow, gradual incline) and didn't quite get sub-17 but this was a good race for me on a fair if slightly slow course. I haven't raced in 2+ months and I'm coming into form.
Cooled down a little bit with Jonathan talking his ear off and trying to decide if I want use the women's OT group and rabbit as a slightly distant target for Philly. That might be slightly too fast but I am seeing indications of running between 6:10-6:15 pace but I will have to work into that. I do not go out ahead of pace for a marathon. Buildups are too long and effort filled to worry about 10 seconds per mile in the first 2 miles.
5:21, 5:31, 5:33, :41 (.14, ~5:00 flat). Maybe could have gone out a little slower, but I don't think it was reckless.
PM: 4 miles.