we had great weather - and excellent, i.e., dry, road conditions - for the kick-off of the taconic road runners 2014 race calendar with the freezer 5k at fdr park this morning. aside from the typically cold weather, the park roads are usually covered with snow, slush, and/or ice for this february race. instead, the temperature was well into the 40's at the start - and plenty of sun!
my only time goal was to run sub-22 minutes. that may have been a soft target because i ran a 21:49, 7:02 pace (after an initial 6:46 first mile) without too much trouble. but given mylack of speed work - my last 5k was a 21:25 at the greenwich turkey trot in november, i'm more than happy w/that time! and the highlight of a post-taconic rrc race is rehydrating with some fantastic captain lawrence beer :D
here are the race results from trrc.
here are the rest of my photos posted on facebook.