AM Last minute (no warmup) decision to race Baystate Memorial 5k in Lowell MA. Thanks to the RD, they took my $20 and let me run without a bib #. Hit the mile in 5:45 (excessive wind in our face entire way) as I made my way into 3rd place behind some speed demon (Justin Dedonnetto) and 40 year old Eric "the keg" Beauschene. I hung in 3rd the entire way and hit 2 miles in 11:22 (5:37) as we must of had some tailwind coming down Route 110. I was tiring the last mile as we weaved our way through the Mill City. I hit mile 3 in 16:55 (5:33) and hit the line in 17:24 (29 seconds last .1) Felt strong and very happy with effort. 2 mile warmdown. 5 mile day.
Photo taken by Jim Rhodes at about 2.25 mile mark along route 110 in Lowell approaching Bridge Street.