The big race of the weekend was the Marine Corps Marathon, and Dickson represented GRC with distinction, finishing 17th in 2:34:45. Dix had a great training cycle, and felt confident he could run close to 2:30, but the marathon is a unique and cruel event, and some days things don't quite go the way you expect them to. Dix gave it absolutely everything he had out there, and he was extremely pleased with the effort. I'm very proud of Dickson's execution of the race plan, and of his approach to the race in the weeks and months leading up to it. He did everything right in training, and ran with patience and toughness, and that's all I can ever ask of anyone. Well done!
We had several athletes in action at 5ks across the area. Kara won the Run/Walk to End HIV 5k in a very impressive 17:45. Maura and Susan ran the Goblin Gallop "5k" in Virginia, which turned out to be a little more than they bargained for when the course marshal mismarked a turn, resulting in the addition of approximately 250 meters. While the inaccurate course renders their times meaningless, they were second and third overall, and got to enjoy an awesome Halloween parade for their trouble.
We're good to go at BCC on Wednesday. Next week there may be a conflict, depending on the soccer playoffs. We may not get much advance notice on the potential conflict, so be sure to pay attention to the workout email next week. The backup location is the mall. After next week, it should be smooth sailing at BCC.
We're set for our normal 7:15 start at BCC, so meet for the warmup at 6:30.
See you Wednesday at BCC.