Over the next couple of weeks, I will post some highlights and favorite memories of my 15 year running career. Here is one of those stories:
April, 2007 - This race was a local 10-miler and one of my best distance races ever. I finished in 1:35.
A racing event - or any running for that matter, is a tricky wicket. There are so many variables (nutrition, hydration, training) that it's almost impossible to duplicate a successful race. I'll be the first to say that running is a fickle little bitch.
But on that day, running was my bitch. I had been pacing a friend who was running her first 10-miler. At five miles in, I got an endorphin rush and told my friend that I'd see her at the finish line. I took off like a shot and I felt like I could run forever.