July 22, 2000
Back to my medal success of 1999. They are still giving out medals 13 deep in the M25-29 age group. In 1999, I ran 43:20 (close to my PR) and got 8th place. 7th and 9th place were far off in both directions. I figured I could still place in the top 13 with a similar time.
It was an extremely muggy day and I didn’t feel great, plus the debilitating feeling of that second 10K loop didn’t help at all.
I ended up running 46:20, 3 minutes slower than last year, which would put me in 8th place again, right? Nope. FIRST place. (How did THAT happen?)