Finished up with another 70 mile week, that makes four in a row. I also had three races in 6 days which is a little aggressive considering my lack of fitness. New Year's day was damn cold, so cold that we did not do the ocean plunge. I was sort of relieved. The race itself was not fun with bad footing and howling winds. The only good thing I had to say after was that it would be easy to run a faster 5 km. I was true to my word, knocking 55 seconds off at the Fudgicle race two days later. The loop course in Tewksbury is also a bit long (3.15) and I told double-j that I was hoping to break 6's. He said he'd run with me and promptly disappeared down the street. I hit the mile in 5:36 and tried to keep it together. The second mile was a bit slower (5:47) and I started to think that if I had a decent kick I might break 18. I hit 3m in 17:02 (5:38) and kicked like mad. I got 17:59.2 on my watch and looked over at the timer who just said "nope". Ugh! Oh, well....if I can keep knocking 55 seconds off my time every week I'll have a decent time in a couple of months :-)
JJ won the race in 16:23 which is one of the fastest times in a few years (Rich Bolt ran the last sub-16 a few years back). I have the CR of 14:57 from 1991.
I couldn't find a picture from the 1991 Fudge series, but here is a cool shot from 1991. The CMHC 10 mile in Worcester. From Left to Right: #2 Rich Doiron, #42 dd, #40 Rachid Tbahi, #5 Paul Gompers, #3 Scott Bagley, #9 Larry Olsen, #4 Eric Morse, #38 Pat Gillooly, #23 Steve O'connell, and in the "Bikes not Bombs" singlet - Mike Casner.