15 minutes, 41 seconds. That's precisely how long I spent visiting the land of Anaerobia Sunday at the Rhody 5K in Lincoln, RI. Man, it's been a while since I've frequented that far off and unforgiving place, and my only regret is that I didn't cut a few more seconds off my stay. There's always next time, however.
Actually, my visit lasted a few seconds shorter than I had planned for it to - 4, to be exact - so I'll keep my complaints to a minimum. The race was about what I expected it to be - unusually short, uncomfortably fast and most assuredly painful. Hell, all races are painful to some extent, but after a year's worth of mostly aerobic over-distance training a fast road 5K will put a different kind of hurt into your legs.