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Naps, Races, and Turtle Pee

The weekend was nice, with the two highlights being a nice nap with the girl and running in the Potomac River Running Twilight Festival 4 Miler.

This race is definitely the most serious of the few races I’ve run. The Poplar Spring races draw some really good runners, but the focus is more heavily on the cause, so I end up placing a little better. The Stupid Little 5k draws good runners, but the atmosphere is so casual and laid back and there’s only a small group that runs it. This one, though, drew almost 1,000 runners. Impressively, the results were online only a couple of hours after the race. Somewhat frustratingly, though, they’re sorted by gun time (with the times based on the official start of the race, putting people further back in the group at a disadvantage) rather than by the more accurate chip time (which measures from the moment you start the starting line). For instance, there was this guy who completely bypassed all running etiquette and sped past me in the last 10 feet of the race race. He placed one spot ahead of me by less than a second, but I actually ran the race 40 seconds faster than him.

In any event, I’m really pleased with how I did. I placed right around the middle of the pack, running the 4-miler in 33:56. Since I hadn’t been training very hard, I was shooting for under 36 minutes. I averaged an 8:29/mile, but my GPS said I actually ran 4.11 miles, which comes out to an 8:19/mile average. It was a flat course, yes, but it was pretty warm.

I didn’t break any speed records, of course, but this is one of my better times, so I can’t complain. At least this year,

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June 25th, 2007
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