Edited (5/4/09) The official results are up and they say 19:23.9. At the awards ceremony they said I ran a 19:35 and my friend CV ran a 19:47. It totally annoyed me that they were so far off--hey, we busted our butts for those extra 10+ seconds! My watch said 19:21. Our friend BH talked to the officials and apparently the person responsible for timing was off for everyone. The official said that I should be 19:22 and CV 19:36, that was better! It wasn't chip timed, so the final times are based on one person's eye balls. I don't mind having a 19:23 (not sure what happened to the 19:22), but the .9 seriously irks me. The timer certainly wasn't accurate to the 10th of a second. It reminds me of that stupid .9 cents in gas prices. So, anyway I guess officially I ran a 19:23 (.9!) out of the blue.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
I ran a 19:22 5k this morning and won a race! Where the heck did that come from? That's my second fastest 5k time ever (not counting the first 5k of my 10k pr when I went out like an idiot) and I felt so good the whole time. I probably should have pushed harder but I was so happy to be running so effortlessly under 20:00 I was too content to rock the boat! As usual, just as I was bemoaning the state of my fitness things are looking up.
Posted by The Salty One at 5:21 PM