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2007 Possum Trot Results and the Arrival of my Peachtree Number!

Today was the annual Possum Trot, benefiting the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Here are the results.
My gun time was 52:33. Actual time was more like 52:13, but what’s 20 seconds between friends?? I’ll tell you. My 10k PR was set in January under much cooler conditions, when I actually got a good night’s sleep (3 in a row, actually). It was 51:20. I think I could’ve matched it if the dogs weren’t up every 2 hours last night. Oh well. I’ve at least got my qualifying time for next year’s Peachtree.
I run these things to gauge my progress in terms of fitness. On this same course last year, under similar weather conditions, I ran it in 58 minutes flat. So today’s performance was a 5 and 1/2 minute improvement. That is progress, my friends. I was also 29th out of 71 in my age group. My goal was to be in the top 1/3 of my age group and I only missed that by a minute!
Overall I am very pleased with my finish time and only wish that at least one of the usual suspects had been around to run the event with me. That’s right – I flew solo on this one. Don’t get me wrong – competing in road races and triathlons is a solo effort. But you get used to the comraderie of training and racing that you realize what all those people mean when none of them are around!!!
On another note, my Peachtree number and timing chip arrived today! Look for me in time group 1-B.

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