Thursday, July 06, 2006
256 IRENE M 1557 47 9/53 F San Diego CA 27:51 8:58
Even though I wasn't going for time, they got my time wrong. I know I crossed the finish line in the 27:40-something range, like 27:48. I also know that the kid just ahead of me crossed well before that and they have him down at 27:48... There were about 400 more people there this year than last year, so perhaps the influx of more runners threw the event coordinators off. Or maybe the timekeepers were off. Who knows... This was not a time chipped run, which is more accurate. Oh well. For someone like me who is doing this run as a recovery event after a marathon, a few seconds isn't a huge deal, but to someone who's working on their personal best it is.
Here's a link to a picture of me sometimes after I had to slow down... The event was the Annual Coronado 5k/15k - 7/4/06. My race number is 1557... Oh, I'm the one in the orangy-peachy, baggy tank top. I look poofy, probably because I was that morning.
Other race day stuff:
While waiting for the race to start, I saw (who I thought) was a former college professor... but I wasn't sure. I checked the results to see if it was him, and yes, it was him. He's now 75 years old and carried a 9:11 pace for a 15K. That's awesome. He did place first in his age group, however, there were only 4 runners in his age group. I hope to be participating in events at 75 years old. Way to go Mr. Robinson!
Eating and food are on track. Weight at 127 this morning. No strenuous cardio but I did go for a 2.5 mile walk.