Just came back from the Al Gordon Snowflake 5K. It was a nice run. I convinced several other people and Chris to run and they all had a great time. This is the group that decided to run the NYC Marathon in 2011 (a collective decision swayed by the imbibing of alcohol during someone's birthday dinner). They figured it was a nice way to slowly get used to the running experience. So it was 6 of us with 4 total newbies. Everyone enjoyed themselves, so that was good.
As for my own race, I was about 1:15 off my 2004 PR but it was one of my faster short runs in a while. The last time I did a 5K was about 3 years ago, so I was pretty happy with the results. I knew the Prospect Park course fairly well from the training, and I knew that the finish would be where the Brooklyn Grand Prix finish line would be. As for elevation it wasn't bad. I tackled the first large hill fairly quickly and let gravity pull me through the downhills. The last couple turns going uphill was a push, but it was rather painless. Too bad there aren't more races in Brooklyn or else I'd be all over those.
Afterward we stopped at the famous Tom's Diner for a celebratory brunch (where we pretty much undid all the positive effects of the run).
So that's #2 out of 9 for the year. Peace of cake!