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April 23, 2005
63:26

Not bad for my first 10K, if I do say so.
It was chilly this morning about 7C but nowhere near the temperatures from the last race I ran. There were about 60 or so running the 5K/10K in total, and the whole race was pretty casual and low-key on the part of the organizers. I didn't finish last, though it was fairly close -- only four behind me. Overall, I was pretty pleased with the result (completing, not competing, was the order of the day). I did have two grumbly moments, however:

bemidji.jpg- Having not one, but TWO iPods die on me in the race (my battery kaffed out 10 minutes into the race, and Frances' locked up hard 10 minutes later, and refused to respond to any efforts to reboot it). I swear, I'm destined not to be able to use an MP3 player in any race. I think I'm going to be in the market soon for a Shuffle soon.

-Watching the 75-year-old guy pass me at the 6km mark, and stretch out his lead to about 300m by the end. I wasn't competing, but it did make me feel a little pathetic.

And, I'm a little sore this evening. I'm really, really not looking forward to tomorrow. I may be immobile -- and I've got a 20x20 garden to dig up and move.

Posted by Lincoln at April 23, 2005 10:25 PM