Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Results here. 2nd overall; 1st in age group.
The old man takes a PR! I had no idea if I had another one left for me in this lifetime, so this was a special thrill. Better yet, this was on a certified course, and my last one was not.
Solo warm-up. Anxiously waiting for the gun to go off, it seemed like a lengthy speech on detailed pre-race instructions. Please remind me to keep my remarks brief at WTAC events!
|Start of the race: Tom, Justin, Jeff|
1st mile split on Margin Street at 5:25! Didn't even see the beautiful river views, just the WTAC singlets. At turnaround at the cemetery, I was parched and actually grabbed a water to at least rinse my mouth from the dryness. Slight uphill on Clark to Elm St. I could feel this tiny hill! Slight downhill to Mile 2 split at 5:50. I had slowed 25 seconds, partly due to the net downhill, however slight, from the Y to the river, and then slight uphills in mile 2.
|Sprint to finish|
A lot of NRA singlets out there, but WTAC singlets in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Cooldown with Justin, Josh, and Mike C before a nice spread in the rear parking lot and my kids each "forced" me to run the Bolder Dash mini obstacle course. The Bolder Dash officials asked if I'd sign up for the actual race Sep 15. The day before Surftown? Not happening.
|Great showing from Team WTAC.|
Also put this shot on WTAC website.