July 17, 1999
Laura and I ventured down to Newport Beach to try the Bastille Day 5 miler. This was an event I had heard good stuff about, but it was really disorganized.
I went out too fast (this seems to be a refrain) probably trying to prove that I am OK with my foot problem. I finished under 35 minutes.
Laura had some success, too, breaking 8:00/mile pace in the 5K for the second race this month. Laura and I have been training together. She ran LA Marathon in 4:48 in March, which was a 40-minute PR. She is preparing for Long Beach Marathon (I think she can go 4:15 or better) and I am getting ready for the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon. We encourage each other and talk the whole way. The camaraderie helps both of us do better.