7.10.2005

Dodge Car Race


Have you EVER?!? More about that question later.
The New London Sailfest 5K ran this morning. I surrendered my urge to race and committed myself to the joy of coaching Susie along to another sub-30 minute time. She did well as you can read over there. Do not presume she was any help in finding the lost car key......
How was the race? It was hot. It was hilly in spots which was NOT included in the route description provided by authorities in advance. We paid premium $$ to register on race day and they ran out of T-shirts. This for a race of 250 people. Now, that may be tolerable but have you EVER been in a race where the police do not control traffic? I mean, REALLY!! We ran the entire route through downtown, dodging late-to-church grandmas not too pleased that us heathens were clogging up their highways. I feared for our lives a time or two and counted my blessings for the race organizers in Orlando.
What else .... one water stop - on the wrong side of a four lane road with live traffic. No timers or mile markers. Am I whining? Darn tootin'! Well, they did have lobster roll sandwiches as a post race snack.
The best part was that Susie finished strongly and held back the puking thing. I told her that means she's getting close to her current fastest speed and is just a couple of good training weeks away from breaking 28 minutes at the 5K distance.
We run with more Nutmeg RBFers Tuesday night so stay tuned!!
That's all folks!

6 comments:

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Are you sure you two were actually in a race? Its possible you got scammed for money, ran through the morning rush hour, and then crashed somebody's brunch party.

Hey, at least you got numbers. :)

Love the pic of you two!

Susan said...

Ha, that's what it *was* Jon! Though there was heavy breathing at the brunch, too, so I guess we'll call it a race:)

Florida Runner said...

Unbelievable! But, at least you got lobster rolls. A bad day can't stay bad with lobster rolls. :)

Sarah said...

Sounds like it was an, ummm, "interesting" race?! Sorry you didn't get a T-shirt...that's generally my favorite part :-)

Mia Goddess said...

I'm having a very hard time not making an inappropriate comment based on Susan's comment! Hold it....hold it... okay, the urge has passed.

So, instead, I'll say this post made laugh. Really, I just giggled away. Apparently, vacation makes you very saucy.

Jank said...

mmmm, lobster rolls. Sounds like a perfect race!

Well, except for the cars and stuff...