February 26, 2000
Decided to do another back-to-back at the Los Alamitos 5K/10K. This is another exciting base run. I say that somewhat sarcastically, because whenever I have done a run on a base, it is a run through mostly nondescript areas, block housing, and not that exciting view-wise.
Most of the Los Al race is run on the runway, which was even more boring than usual, because there is NO scenery. Laura and I ran together much of the way in the 5K, and I ditched her at the end. The most exciting part was Mike Lynn (from TRH) and I trying to outstride each other at the end. Unfortunately, there were some walkers in the narrow finishing area, and I pulled up so that we wouldn’t trample them. (22:16).
By the time I got to the second race, I didn’t have a whole lot left, and the temperature skyrocketed. Also, again, because the run is on the runway, there are no trees, no cover of any kind. (49:49)