I had breakfast with Danny, Madelyn, Jake and Carl at the Bill Of Fare. Jake is on a version of his kids program (he coaches them). Last Thursday he ran a 2.2 mile coaches race in the 17 minute range in 100 plus degrees.
He asked us the question.
17 minutes isn't that bad is it?
Not for 5K it isn't.
Jake went on to tell about a really good run he had had earlier in the morning. 4.5 miles at a 9 minute pace.
Danny is coaching too. He runs with his high school girls every afternoon. He has exhausted himself but has also lost 5 pounds.
I ran 36 minutes in the late morning. Yahoo's home page registered the outside temperature at 72 degrees but it was hotter than that. I would say closer to 80. But, no matter. The comeback kid went out and did his time on the roads anyway.