I am working on my 2009 review. I need to write a few notes first or I will definitely forget some things.
I did get back to the Pettit this morning for 18.25 miles (or 66 laps, you pick). I did it a little faster that I wanted to, I averaged 9:15 per mile but there were a lot of runners there and I was getting passed and passing lots of people so that kind of makes you go faster even though you don't want to. It was a good run though. I felt like I could continue at this pace for quite a few more laps (A full marathon? I don't know) and this after running 13 1/4 miles on Thursday at 8:28 pace in the cold.
They finally had some speed skaters racing time trials on the Oval during the run. I always like to see these racers, except for the starters pistol going off, especially when I am right next to it.
These was one annoying thing during the run. There were 2 guys running faster that me and passing me every 7 or 8 laps. One of the guys had a really bad stink on him. It followed him like perfume or cologne and all the runners had to choke on it until he was about 40 meters ahead. I know I was not the only one annoyed by this because right after he passed me one time, 2 ladies ahead of us saw him coming and ran off the track until after he passed. As I ran ahead, the ladies were giggling and commenting on him. And when I waved my hand across my face/nose while I was ahead of them, I heard them laugh even louder. I know that I must build up a stench when I run like most of us, but this was ridiculous. But I digress as it is all over with now.
Happy New Year to all of you! May 2010 be an even better running year for you that 2009 was!