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Round and Round, Up and Down

Monday, October 05, 2009

Unfortunately, the song is a bit cut off, both at the beginning and the end of the video. Pity, it's a lovely song.

Anyway, this past week I ran another 5K. This was not just me and Mr. J but also our friends George and Thomas.

The results are here: www.coolrunning.c

Our results are as follows:

92nd place / 25:21 (8:11 pace/mile) 2nd place in age group 60-69/ 70th male to finish (he got a medal!)

Mr. J
202nd place / 28:52 (9:19 pace/mile) / 10th place in age group 40-49 / 122nd male to finish

358th place / 34:16 (11:03 pace/mile) / 15th place in age group 40-49 /180th male to finish

428th place / 42:13 (13:37 pace/mile) / 19th place in age group 40-49 / 226th female to finish

Oh, and by the way, there were, ahem, 21 people who came in after me, and they were mainly in their 20s and 30s!

I also ran a personal best. I have never, ever broken the 14 minute/mile pace before, and never broke 43 minutes before.

It was wet. And cold. And muddy. And shivery. If the weather had been better, it would have really been a beautiful day, as the Samaritans' (the race was to support Suicide Prevention efforts) had a fair and everything. People had organized teams, running to remember people from all walks of life. My friends and I agreed, if we do this one again next year, we'll go as a team.

But it was ... wet.

And cold.

And muddy.

We ran anyway.

Now my sneakers are mildewy. And I am hoping I didn't get a cold out of all of that.

But if I can run in THAT, which was as bad as it gets, except for snow, well, what are any of us waiting for?

The streets of your town beckon.

Go play in 'em (but, er, don't play in traffic). ;)
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