Friday, August 17, 2012
A one mile road run on Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh this evening. No corners, just one bend, and slightly downhill. Should be fast. $25,000 in prize money has attracted a number of runners who have run miles faster than 4:00 (men) and 4:30 (women).
Runs begin with a fun run at 7:00; the elite runners start at 8:10. I qualified for the Winning at 40+ Wave which starts at 7:40 but due to my injured heel, I will not be competing.
Instead, I will be attending a Happy Hour that my co-workers are having a few blocks from the race start.
And then probably hobbling down (or hopefully getting a ride) toward the finish to watch the racers fly by.