We Came, We Stood, We Swat*

* Swat – Past tense of Sweat

Yesterday we participated in the Grand Atlanta Tradition of the Peachtree Road Race. It’s 10k race starting near the corner of Lenox Road and Peachtree Street, runs south through Buckhead and Midtown, makes a left on 10th street, and ends at Piedmont Park. 55,000 runners participate. Yesterday’s winners ran it in 27:47 (men’s) and 31:52 (women’s). My time (1:22:38), unfortunately didn’t place me in the top ten, but I have hopes next year of being in the top 10,000.

This year’s race wasn’t so good to me because I was injured and I ran reaaaaallllyyyy slowly. Then again, the starting temperature was 75 degrees F at 7:30 and it only got warmer as the day went on. By the time I was around the 5 mile mark it was HOT. Plus, don’t forget our glorious Atlanta humidity! Plenty of people were walking the majority of the course. Despite how slowly I was moving, I was passing an awful lot of people.

My final clock time was 1:57:45 so I crossed the start line at +35:07. That’s an eight minute improvement over last year!

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