He still doesn't want to discuss it. He would have won the whole thing (a hearty round of applause, not the Earth itself) if only we had all run 6.9km.
And guess what? I WAS SECOND CHICK! Unfortunately, this is not recorded anywhere, so you'll have to take my word for it. Yes, the race was THAT small that I placed among the females. I can't tell you how many
dozen walkers hundreds I had to beat for that honour. And I would totally count this as a PR, and a smack-down of my 2011 under-30-minute-5k goal, except that once the marshall did get to the station, he turned us short so my splits were:
That's not 5 Ks. I forgot to turn my Garmin off for about 15 seconds too, so it could have been even better. If you extrapolate (go ahead...do it) you'll see I totally would have been under 30 minutes by 40 seconds or so. But I stopped running when I got back to the makeshift finish sign, even though it would have been fine to just keep going to 3.11. Damn.