The rest of the race was a breeze. One gradual hill, then back onto Kings Highway with the finish line in sight a half mile in the distance. I heard the announcer saying there were still 30 seconds left to break 20 minutes, so I started sprinting and thinking, "here comes THE KICK!"
Photo by Wayne Partenheimer
My official chip time: 19:37. At this rate of progression, I'll break my high school PR of 18:29 in no time.
After the race my dad and I met up with his old running buddy Mike Geiger:
Mr. Geiger was a sub 3:00 marathoner in his day and reckons I have a sub 3:00 in my future. At least for the immediate future, I just have my sights set on a sub 19:00 5k.