October 1, 2006
to the guy on the bike yesterday
To the guy on the bike with the masters womens' leader sign attached to the handlebars:
Until you pulled out in front of me around mile 18 or 19 or whatever, I didn't know you existed, or would exist - as far as I knew, only big races had bike escorts, and only for overall leaders. By the time I made your acquaintance, I was more or less toast. My goal time - and any hope of a PR, for that matter - was out of the question. I felt like a total idiot shuffling along behind you, slouching toward that 3:17, as you announced to all and sundry "here's the masters leader" and they responded as though I actually looked like a lead runner instead of a tired wet rat. During the last, slowest, mile, as you had to resort to spinning and backpedaling uphill to keep me within shouting distance, you still looked behind you and yelled "c'mon, you're a beast" and other encouraging silly stuff. Thanks for hanging with me that cold, rainy, windy hour-or-more. I realize that's your job. I hope you get a faster lady to lead in next time.
Posted by joe positive at October 1, 2006 2:25 PM
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Great job congratulations on being 1St Female master. 7th female overall, just outstanding.
Posted by: Dawb at October 1, 2006 6:26 PM