Pretty ok race. I didn't race the last few miles nearly as hard as I should. Just didn't feel the intensity today.
Still, I really enjoyed being out there in the best race hosted by a small city in the U.S. We always have a great time here staying at our friends, Wendy and Al Deibele, whom we have known since our days in Minneapolis two decades ago. They have a beautiful home, a great family, and an excellent wine cellar which almost was a major distraction the night before a big race. Ann made it out on the course to see me twice along with Abby (who ran 25:40 in the 5k last night!) and Daria. They kept me from fading any more than I did.
Breakfast, as always, right after the race at Amazing Grace. Three pieces of french toast, two pieces of bacon, two sausage links, and two eggs over medium.
I'm feeling good now. Just got back from a two mile walk arond the neighborhood. I think I have a great race or two in me this year. I can just feel it.
Hats off to Paul Petersen for his 2:17:54 in the marathon. I have tons of admiration for the way he just goes about business.