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Global Warming, My Ass! 6.66 Mile Run Virtual Race Report

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Today Saturday, March 6th, 2010 was a beautiful day for a virtual race.  (See Razz’s blog for details.) Here in Boynton Beach, FL the tempurature at 9:43 AM was a balmy 57 degrees as the sun was shining brightly in clear blue skies for as far as the eye could see.  As the runner (me, Adam Culp) lined up at the starting line there was a slight 15 mph wind coming from the WNW.  The course is a very simple square around the neighborhood:

As the start button on the timer is pressed the race began without fanfare or cheering crowds.  With all of the excitement I started out a little faster than I intended, and was forced to recalculate after the first mile.  I was running much better than I thought I could, and quickly realized I felt pretty damn good, so continued at the same neck-breaking pace. (Well, it was fast for me since my previous marathon pace was 8:45.  Or was supposed to be.)