|Another cool T-shirt for the 32nd Cotton Row Run.|
It all started out like any other road race. I arrived at the starting area with my 13yo son Mace with about 30 minutes to spare. I had plenty of time to catch up with old friends, but I also noticed that I wasn't able to meet up with many of my fellow racers. The race's popularity and over 2000 runners just make it very difficult to find anyone. Instead, I hung out with my son near the Fleet Feet canopy until it was time to line up at the start. I had decided to start the race conservatively and to run with Mike (fellow training buddy and Dixie200 team mate) early on in hopes of cranking up the pace after climbing puke hill. However, instead of cranking it up, I slowed down even before reaching the hill.
|Emerson Network Power sponsored my fellow coworkers and me by paying our entry fees and providing shirts...thanks guys;-)|
I normally write a lot more but today's race can be summed up like this: I started slow and I got slower. The End. Now I have to try to put this one behind me and look ahead to refocus my training and work on getting faster again.