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2012 Milk Run 5K (and a training update)

Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 11:00 am GMT -5 in Family, Running

This year’s edition of the Minnesota State Fair Milk Run 5K wasn’t my fastest (21:42 last year), but I ran injury-free and still managed to finish in the top 100 men with a time of 23:54 (7:43 pace). Here are links to the full results: men | women

I ran with the Garmin for the first time in a race and it was interesting to see that the watch thought I ran 3.14 miles instead of 3.1 (must have done a poor job with the angles). Splits were reported as 7:30, 8:01 and 7:25, with a total elevation gain of 105 feet.

The whole family participated again this year, with kid one running for the sixth year in a row and Colleen and kid two walking for their second. I really like this event: good price, course through my old haunts, fun T-shirts, fair admission ticket and a malt coupon that was good this year at the Dairy Building.

Six full weeks of fall marathon training are now in the books and my August mileage total will be highest in at least two years (and maybe ever). Despite the build-up, I’m feeling slow, old and weak – it feels more like the beginning of training and not well into a 1000+ mile year. The knee is still off and I’m dreading the standing desk most days now.

Might return to the sports doc soon if things don’t improve… 🙁

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

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