I went out pretty hard from there start. This really tall kid wearing some cross country shoes took the lead and I was right behind him. I held that position until the top of the hill that leads from East Lawther up to Mocking bird. At that point an aztecas runner went by me. I stuck with him until West Lawther when both he and another really young kid pulled away. I hit the mile in 5:45 - which was slow relative to the track session I had on Wednesday.
And that was the race - decided in the first 3/4 of a mile. I ran the rest of the race by myself. With those three guys in front. I hit the two mile in 11:53 and the three mile in 18:03. Finished in 18:40.
It turns out the kid in the cross country shoes was a bandit. So I was third overall first masters.
And no one passed me in the last mile. Or two! :-)
Ironically this was my first masters win this year. So far the three 2009 races that I had won overall masters last year, I did not win again this year. And this race that I lost Masters last year, I won. Go figure.
Post Race Notes for the DRC:
1) Remind us that we need a stupid ID for the beer garden. Sheesh who brings thier ID to a race??
2) Get it together on the results. They were screwed up last two years in a row.
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