May 12, 2014
A very unusual Boeing race today. Usually, the race starts with a strong headwind, followed by a mediocre tailwind (which feels like running in heat).
Today, however, it is the reverse. The benefit of the former way is that you get a little tired out on the first half and then the tailwind carries you into the finish. The difficulty of today’s way is that you zoom out to a good time at the turn-around and then are flummoxed by the wind.
I had a really good time to the turn-around (as stated generally, above) and was in 3rd place at that time, but the wind sapped my energy. I ended up fading to 9th place… though Kevin McKee did get by me at the end (but they recorded us with the same time – 24:54).