This year I met my goal of being the first 70+ runner to finish the Vermont City Marathon. I trained hard, planned well and ran my butt off to meet the goal.
Here the runners are about to start! The wheeled chairs have left about 3 minutes ago. I was about 30 seconds of race time back in the pack.
I positioned myself about half way between the 3 hrs 45 minutes pace group and the 4 hour pace group as I expected my time to be in the range. During the early part of the race I didn't allow myself to pass the 3:45 group to keep from going out too fast.