I ran this morning in the biting cold a 5K that went up hills, down hills, up again (actually it was the same, very large hill) with very few flat stretches. My achilles tendon injury from a previous race finally healed after 9 long days of limping about so I was a bit hesitatant about injuring it again. Due to the hills and not training I got my slowest time: 25:36.
(I checked the results on-line and found that I came in 4th in my age group. I compared my time with other ages and found that if I was 5 or 10 years younger I would have placed 2nd. Younger is not necessarily faster!)
While I was bopping around the race organizer's website I found a 1/2 marathon in a few months. Should I go for it? I wouldn't even know how to train for such a race. But I do need to lose those last 5 pounds....
(lots of edits on this, I was mistaken about my time, by 2 minutes!)