The only problem with this race, as far as I can see - besides the crowds that is - is the corral system. Or, more accurately, how I always seem to without fail end up in the nosebleed section of said starting corrals.
Okay, so corral assignment is based on your predicted performance, and - let's face it - I have always been on the slower side. For example, a couple of years ago, I was one corral ahead of the walkers (in fact, some of them may have passed me as we started out...)
Last year, I moved up a corral or two and ended up starting in Corral 4, I believe. Although this improved my situation immensely, it still put me heading out over the start line as the winners of the event were finishing up. In a way, that was nice. After all, it's not often you get to see the lead runners finishing up when you are participating in the same event.
This year, though, is going to be different. Check it out....
|Just noticed how the 2s in 2012 are doing double duty and also acting as the Ns in Bellin and Run. Slick!|