He stuck with me the entire time. I was feeling comfortable running, which is a huge improvement over last year, when I felt like I should stop and walk a time or two. I didn’t last year, and I didn’t this year.
Unfortunately, I was a little slower this year. 4 whole seconds. I still finished in just under 33 minutes at 32:50, so I am running about an 11 minute mile these days, I guess. At one time, I was able to run under a 10 minute mile, but I was also logging major miles while training for a Tough Mudder and half marathon. Those days are obvious behind me.
As always, the course is nice. And being back on campus is a trip. They’ve changed so much, and I knew the campus so well since I worked there for so many years. It looks good, the changes are definitely for the best. It’s just always fun to see what has changed.
And, I got to run into some friends as well. That’s always a fun bonus of running this race as opposed to running a race where I know no one.