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in: Tom O; Tom O > 2016-04-03

Apr 3, 2016 6:08 PM # 
That's an amazing time given the brutal conditions this morning. Congratulations!!

Wonderful write-up too - felt as if I was there. I was really feeling for all of you running today. Not sure how I would have managed even the pre-race wait as I'm sure the ATM lobby I usually shelter in was in high demand. Sorry to hear Sen. Carper wasn't there. He had a long streak going, didn't he?

Here's to a quick recovery, though it sounds as if you may need to go down stairs backwards tomorrow!
Apr 3, 2016 6:25 PM # 
Nice work, Tom. Wind always feels to me as if it's in my face. Today felt like the Falkland Islands. See you in the woods.
Apr 3, 2016 10:51 PM # 
Tom O:
The pre-race wasn't too bad Maryann - the DuPont Building (er now the Chemours Building I guess) protected Rodney Square pretty well from the wind. They played a taped address from Senator Carpenter prior to the start. It was a little tough to hear but I think he said it was only the 2nd time he's missed the race in 35 years and that his day job was keeping him away.

Looks like my official chip time was 1:42:44 - exactly the same down to the second as 3 years ago. What are the odds!
Apr 3, 2016 10:54 PM # 
Congratulations. Very nice run.
Apr 3, 2016 11:01 PM # 
Exactly the same time-that's incredible! And happy to hear there was some shelter in Rodney Square.
Apr 4, 2016 11:26 AM # 
Nice job, Tom_O! Great write up, as usual. Hope the quads calm down.
Apr 4, 2016 6:17 PM # 
Way to go! Great performance! On a day like that, even running the race is an accomplishment. Matching your time from 3 years ago is tremendous.
Apr 4, 2016 8:21 PM # 
Tom O:
Well, my time from 3 years ago was not that great. I was somewhat better trained this year but still no where near ideal. I think without the wind I could have broken 100. That will be my goal for next year if I am able to run it again.

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