Summer is BACK with D.C. heat and humidity in all its glory.
LTO and Lauren Woodall both knew less than a mile into the Alexandria Running Festival 5K that the early summer weather would be a problem. Both cruised through the mile in goal pace, but melted like butter in a hot frying pan as the unshaded pavement soaked up the sun. Goals went out the window; surviving to the finish became the new goal. LTO claimed victory in 18:00; Woodall was second in 19:00. A little training in the D.C. muck and they will be back much faster this summer!
LTO's husband DaveO returned to racing after a 9-month hiatus in triumph, taking the lead 200 meters in and never looking back. Now to get him out to the track in the summer....
Meanwhile, Jake Marren ran 2:49:11 in the Vermont City Marathon, his first marathon finish in at least three years, and Liz Laseter ran a PR at the McVet's 5k in Baltimore --18:09.