2018-07-29 - Riley's Rumble Half Marathon

~13.1 mi @ ~9.9 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/Rileys_Rumble_half_marathon_D-Reichmann_z_2018-07-29a_t.jpg"Rice University!" Roadkill greets a youngster wearing a t-shirt from his 44-years-ago alma mater. "Hanszen College?" The guy grunts affirmative as he races past. Smallest of worlds!

"My mnemonic for your surname is 'Charcuterie', Ma'am!" Charmingly crew-cut Jenny Charkoudian chats about her past races. She sprints ahead during the middle miles; we reconverge in the long climb to the end where she pushes hard. The word "compete" comes from Latin "com-" (together) and "petere" (to seek). Two seekers give each other a happy fist-bump salute after the finish line. Thank You, Jennie!

Boyish banter between Ken and Emaad entertains both pre- and post-event. We carpool with a stop afterward for a delightful deli brunch. Minor twinges persist in right ITB, left hip, right ankle; minor chafing annoys; last week's prickly-heat-rash persists in the unmentionable nether zone. Posted results show chip time 2:09:01, good for 1st of 12 in the age/gender group, gun time 2:09:55, 142nd of 238 males, 202th place of 406 total finishers.

Riley's Rumble Recorded Results:

(trackfile) - ^z - 2018-08-19