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I'm one of the fastest guys in North Texas, for now.

Posted Aug 24 2008 5:01pm

There's a guy I used to work with. Runs a Web site called

He takes the results of every 5k and 10k in North Tek-Ses and compiles a Top 10 list, by age group and by sex. He calls it, " Fastest at Metroplex Road Races .'

The "season" starts the first of May, which means, if you run a 5k or 10k the first weekend in May, and you run it reaonably fast, you have a better chance of appearing at least once in his Top 10 than if you ran a 5k or 10k later in the year, when the list is dominated by all the sub 20-minute 5kers and the sub 35-minute 10kers. You know: The elite Kenyans. The elite Africans. And some really really really fast white guys.

Turns out, the 21:40 I ran May 3, the Mayfest Run , has "qualified me" as one of the fastest runners in my age group in North Tek-Ses. Right now, I have the ninth fastest time in the Metroplex . If you click on the preceding link, I'm in the 35-39 age group.

Now, I'm not fooling myself. My name in the Top 10 won't last long. The guys in my age group are fast, very fast. This list will soon be populated with guys running 17 and 18-minute 5ks.

But for now, Yayyyyyyyy Me. To celebrate, I'm going to finish off this bottle of Rosenblum Zinfandel.

Glub, glub.

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