Monday, August 6, 2018

Weekend Recap: Another track mile, belated Riley's results

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Most running blogs run the risk of turning into weather blogs during the dog days of summer, so we're just sticking to the facts this week.

On Friday, Outlaw and Dickson closed out their summer mile circuit at the Going Green track meet in Gaithersburg, MD. Semi-professional rabbit Tom Kelly performed his characteristically perfect pacing duties for 1200m before allowing Outlaw to turn on the jets for a 4:29.1 performance. Dickson cruised home with a 4:43 after finding himself in no-man's land.

Since trackside reports suggest that the finish line was placed in lane 6, we've contracted a team of data analysts from FiveThirtyEight to run calculations on whether this would equate to a sub-4:28.3 PR performance for Outlaw.

Last weekend, Kerry defended her title at the venerable Riley's Rumble with a 1:25:53 performance. Ex-pat Kristin "Snakes" Johnson was 3rd in 1:30:37, and Charlie finished 2nd overall in the men's standings with a 1:20:39 run. I'm told that Riley's Rumble has hills but can't personally attest to that fact. It's entirely possible that the photo below is using some camera perspective trickery to create the illusion of a hill.


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