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- - By markhh [us] Date 2018-06-30 4:54 PM
The race was to support the Cardiac ICU at the Children's Hospital. It was held on the grounds of the old Nemours Estate. The course was scenic and heavily shaded - which was a big blessing given the heat and sunshine.

This was my first race since the cancer surgery and my first race in several years.

I had no goals other than to survive. Because of that, I didn't even bother running with my GPS. I was just going to run little bit faster than comfortable and see what happens.

The usual prerace blather and off we go.

Mile 1 : 10:37 - okaaay. First mile adrenaline. Really didn't feel like I had worked that hard.
Mile 2 : 11:20 - Hmmm... maybe I had.
Mile 3 : 11:20 - Definitely working hard to keep the pace
Mile 3.1 : 1:12 - Whew, that last hill was tough.

Final Stats
Chip Time: 34:27.9
Pace: 11:07/M/mile
Gun Time: 34:41.5
Overall Place: 48 out of 106
Age Group Place: 7 M 50-59 out of 15

Its hard to fail when you have no goals, so I'll put this in the win column.

Mark.
Parent - - By oncearunner [us] Date 2018-06-30 5:24 PM
Congratulations!  You and Dave always underestimate yourselves.
Parent - By markhh [us] Date 2018-07-02 6:53 AM
Thanks MB. I think Dave and I both work on the world view that an Optimist can only be disappointed, but a Pessimist can be pleasantly surprised.

Mark.
Parent - By Dave59 [us] Date 2018-07-02 7:01 AM
I've had plenty of races where I do even worse than expected.
Parent - - By dnaff [us] Date 2018-06-30 6:50 PM
definitely in the win column Mark.  Scenic course and a good cause; can't beat it!

Do you have another race planned?
Parent - By markhh [us] Date 2018-07-02 6:53 AM
No plans at the moment. I do want to do one more 5K for the summer.
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