The Ultra Experience
Here's to the adventures of my life which are usually ultra marathon trail running or backpacking but may include other trips, experiences, thoughts, opinions, or pretty much whatever I want. As co-founder of Altra Footwear my life and adventures seemingly revolve more around developing and promoting the best footwear in the world...and I love it!
Friday, December 10, 2010
First Road 5k in years
So I up and did a road 5k the other day. No speed work, just left over ultra training. I went out uber conservative. After half a mile I picked up the pace and after the first mile I decided to go for it. I passed person after person. Once I had the 3 mile marker in site I kicked as hard as I could passing 3 more people. I finished in a time of 17:56. I was quite proud of myself. Especially, since I was wearing the Altra Adams which is a super minimalist shoe. With only a 3mm outsole and 3mm of cushion under my foot I had much less than a racing flat under my foot but I didn't mind as I cruised up and down the undulating course. Most shoes are way overbuilt in my opinion and with decently strong feet and good form, you just don't need so much shoe! Anyway, I loved the shoes and had a ton of fun for my first road 5k in nearly 5 years. It was fun and made me want to do a few more road races. I'm seriously considering doing a road marathon next year just to see what I could do time-wise. Anyway, I was surprised how much fun I had and how well I did in this fun little 5k.