My teammates included: A-leg: Dusty Cook, B-leg: George Moriarty, C-leg: Vic Kaiser, and D-leg: Bill Cox
Overall team time: 1:28:32 (11:04 pace)
My time: 19:28 for 2.10 miles. 9:16 overall pace.
Notes about the run:
- Zero knee pain. This is complicating matters. Part of me wants to cancel the surgery.
- Weather was awesome.
- I only dropped back ~10 seconds between mile one and mile two.
- I had a hard time breathing, as a result of poor cardiovascular fitness.
- Didn't finish hard. I couldn't see anyone ahead or behind me, so I took the easy road. Simply cruised into the finish line at a maintainable pace.
Kudos to the Houston Striders. 100 runners in attendance! Seemed everyone had a good run. Super congrats to JulyBug on her first sub-9:00 minute mile. Kevin Cox ran two, sub 8:30 minute miles. Steve Bezner ran a 6:30 and 6:40 respectively. Those are some freaking' awesome times! The comment of the morning came from Strider favorite, Ruben Coryat. I asked Ruben how he did on the race. His reply; "I had a good exchange from the c-runner. I ran as hard as I could all the way to the finish line. I wasn't wearing a watch, but my legs feel like it was a good run."
Gotta get back to the Penn relays on ESPN.