0.25 mile warmup (slow jog from my car to the registration table)
3.1 mile race
total: 3.35 miles
At 8:06 am (race time is 9:00 am)
Wind: SE at 0 mph
Predicted for 9:00 am
Feels Like 67°F
Chance Precip 10%
Point Humid. 75%
Wind From W 4 mph
Official time -- 21:57.6 That's no surprise.
The surprise? First place male (yet I was in third). 215 runners in all. They gave me a little trophy. It was embarrassing. Actual first place ran bandit. No number, not counted. Next actual first place was a woman (I got chicked).
So, there I was. In third, yet first. I thought the last became first?
Mile 1 - 6:51
Mile 2 - 13:36 (6:45)
Mile 3 (3.1) - 21:57.6 (7:36/mile)
I didn't think I slowed that much, nor picked it up after the first -- making my second mile suspect (does USATF certification mean the total distance is correct, or the individual splits as well?). I ran entirely alone after 1.5 miles, with few people on the sidelines.
Still, going into the race late -- I went to the wrong place and no warm up, tired from Thursday, I think I did OK. It was very humid on this grass and crushed stone course, with mild hills, lots of tight turns, and, for the 5K runners, a sharp hairpin turn.
Good buddy Bob Vishanoff took out most of the 10K crowd, getting third in a spectacular finish.
You can see a video of my finish, with a few pictures.