Bastille Day 5M – 1999

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.

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