Saturday, October 18, 2008
I was recently drafted into a competition with some friends. We're doing a boys vs. girls team challenge for an upcoming 5K race, the Gobble Jog. Since it's been a really long time since I've done any running, I thought I'd go down to Marietta High School and assess my condition on the track; it's not great. I ran 2 miles in 19:56. I'm definitely not setting any records with that. I did some internet searching and learned that for someone my age, a 26 minute 5K is near the 50th percentile. Given that the race is less than 6 weeks away, I'll be happy if I can finish it in 30 minutes flat. I don't think that's TOO optimistic.