Chattahoochee Mountain Fair 5K
First let me say a word about the beautiful lady who made quilts of incredible quality to raise money for animals with no home. I already liked her more than most people I know, but now she has a place in my heart. I will never die, but if I do, will probably leave what little I have to support critters. Unlike me, she is an 'Angle on Earth'. I'll add more as to this later and often. She and her husband also are the force behind many of these great Georgia Foot races. https://www.aaaraceservices.com
My last race was Monday, and being slow to recover at my age of 71, only did two 3 miles runs since then.
Today I felt OK. This course was acurate (unlike last week) and was 190 foot of elevation as opposed to 180 last week. It was an average race in North Georgia. North Gerogia is beautiful!
The first and last miles were hard with an easier middle mile and then a flat finish.
The race was small, and I recognized most of the mountain goats there. It was a fun day.
My splits were: 7:45, 7:48, and 8:15. That is not me dying off as usual, but more relects the course.
I did OK and am encouraged that I "will" get into the 23's in 2017.
Today my Bride took all the photos and did a good job. Remember these are are the cut down undeveloped versions and the originals are in "raw". Email me if you want one (no charge), and I will clean it up and send you a version suitable for framing. Photos are here:https://s1227.photobucket.com/user/yardcrap/library/Chattahoochee%202017?sort=3&page=1
K got this of me later. Unlike Belinda I am not smiling. I am hoping each step will not be my last.
It looks like I might not finish above, but I knew there was beer in the Jeep. Here is my heart graph after the ordeal of running my heart beat past 170 for too long.
This guy won the over 60 division -> Mike Kelly.
I suspect "race of the day" was Ena Weinstein who came in at 21:52. Age graded, that is "National Class" at 17:50. My age graded was identical and David Turner did 17:08. Computer guessing lacks as to reality, and ENA was "real", not some moral victory crap.
Here are many of the winners, but not me. I did win my age group and was 10th overall, but my Bride did not want my ugly self messing up the photo. This is the "photo of the day". These guys are the real deal.
Here I am with some "lovelies".
In my first race back, Melinda took me to school, but has had a hard time this year due to injury (happens to us all). Today she ran well. I suspect in no time she will be back in form.
Belinda ran well -> again
Complete race results are here: https://www.coolrunning.com/results/17/ga/Sep9_6thAnn_set1.shtml