PW had a 10k on his schedule today. There was one in Fitchburg at 1pm (what kind of race starts after lunch?) Or, his friend Andy would start a new Western Mass race series. This particular race started at 9:30am…at Andy’s house. It was exactly 6.2 miles. And it was scientific. As evident by the handicapped starting times on this piece of cardboard:
Everyone put in their estimated finish time, and thats the order in which they started, an attempt that they would all finish together.
The guys all warmed up, and wore their finest racing clothes:
(Yes, that really happened!)
We walked down to the start line, and the guys finished their warm-ups/stretch outs/poking fun at eachother rituals while I tweeted (and took pictures):
While they were punishing themselves with that insanely hilly race, I sat in my toasty warm car and played Words With Friends (want to play?! leave me your WWF name!).
FInally, they started to trickle in, only 10-20 seconds apart! Here are some ‘finish line’ pictures:
We then trekked back to Andy’s house for the awards ceremony, I was the sweep vehicle at the end:
Paul was first to cross the line, so he was awarded the check:
Proud podium winners.
Ryan- third place
Andy- second place
Paul- first place
I have a race in 2 weeks, then our next one is Hyannis. I am doing the 10k, and PW (along with most of the team) is going the half-marathon.
I was thinking of putting together a Blogger Meet-Up after it…any interest? Send me an email/twitter/comment if so and I will keep you in the loop! I think we have about 4 bloggers so far…