I have been down for weeks with a bad hamstring, not running much. In my last race believed I was on the trail to better days, and I still believe that. Today I ran poorly. I even stopped in the first mile to quit, but my friend Michael Kasha encouraged me not to do that. I jogged on, hamstring hurt like hell.
I wanted to do this race because it supports Police Dogs. I "kinda" like Police, and I love dogs. I was a cop in Charlotte for about 30 years and know the value a dog brings. Police Dogs are excellent! All dogs are excellent!
It was a fun day. My old camera broke and I am not yet used to the one I got this week. It seems to be a good one.
Here are some footracers I had to face today (they had more legs - not fair);
I was 29th of 176 excellent foot racers in 25:39.
The course was not flat but not bad (elevation gain 136). Next year I will do this race under 24 (thought I could today ). I just lack experience. My youth is showing.
My septuagenarian (geezer) peers ran well:
Kasha is running a Marathon next week. He is incredible!
Actually, Kasha and I beat all over 50 today. Us old guys are not yet holding up the parade.
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Results are here:
'Racing Toes' did a great job, and that is not easy.