After all, I ran the Reagan Half as a training run myself - and was extremely surprised to find myself 2nd in my AG with only three entrants - just three in the F55-59 AG? Wow, really? And my time was good for a training run especially on a difficult course - but only three of us, really?
Me at the finish of Reagan
So fast forward to this past weekend, and the running of the 34th Chattahoochee Road Runners 10k. Now this has always a been a fast course (even with the course changes over the years) and most runners used to run either it or this coming weekend's Charles Harris 10K to get their PRR qualifying times. These two 10Ks have the reputation of being flat to slightly downhill and fast. Now I had not run this 10K since 2007 opting for Charles Harris a couple of years and then of course, spending the last four years in Ohio. Well was I surprised when I finished 1st in my AG with a time of 46:23 - not that it is a bad time, but still the race was only 480 participants way down from the last time I ran it with 1500 10K runners. So maybe the addition of a 5K decimated the 10K numbers? Nope last year there were 521 5K finishers and 430 10K finishers - not exactly 1500 runners.
Alex, Courtney & I at the Start
Me at the Downhill finish of the CRR 10K
Until then.........1L is still running. Always Boston Strong.