Not my favorite race. Always too hot. Four years, four 90 degree days. WTF. The race is growing on me. I don't like that they only do top 2 in 10 year age groups. But at least now I know so I don't have to wait around.
No sooner had I parked and started making my way across the lot when someone yelled "hey Mr. Brunazzi". Which is kind of weird... I mean, I'm not a teacher and I'm not old.. Well I guess I am getting old.
I signed up and then ran into Chris B. & Emery S. The race started a little bit a late because of a new kids race this year. While I stood waiting for the start a girl said "hey, you blogged about this race, right. I read it. It was funny. I totally agree with you". Which is great, except...I don't remember what I wrote...lol.
My goal was to run the whole race. No walking. No stopping. As the race started some needed clouds rolled in taking the sun of our backs. Didn't help with the humid though. Somewhere along the course the top 4 runners missed a turn. So part way through they rejoined from behind. I thought they were doing a second lap of the course!
I finished in 23:02. Yes, I know if I would have ran just a little bit harder at the end... Oh well, always next time. I got 3rd in my age group. No medal...grrr.