I finished the Run to Home Base 9K today in 52:38, which is in the 30th percentile for men 20-29, but in the 32nd percentile for men 30-39 (one more year to go!). My mile time was 9:25, which is the fastest mile pace I’ve run in any race longer than a 5K, and the course layout (narrower running lanes along a route I jog routinely) definitely helped. The full results are here.
2. The Green Monster is really tall.
3. It was great running alongside the service members and their family members. A few service members carried flags and full backpacks, and they didn’t stop to rest, so I didn’t want to stop. They kept me going throughout the race.