|Super Bowl Sunday 10k
Redondo Beach, CA - Feb. 5, 2006
After about a mile I wasn't getting any closer to Howard, who was still
chasing Brian, so I stood up and re-joined the pack. Howard eventually
caught Brian and they skated together for awhile, but then Brian pulled
away and won. Howard took second.
The rest of our pack more or less stayed together, maybe dropping one or
two people. There weren't any really serious surges or attacks. I
tried a few hoping 2 or three of us could break clear with Scott again
holding down the pace of the chasers, but it didn't work out. At the
end I was the first to sprint but then got passed by several people, and
re-passed one of them at the line. I ended up 8th overall, 6th male.
Several SDSE members placed well in their age divisions. Alejandra got
3rd in her division, I got second, Howard won his division (& second
overall), Jessica and Luis won their divisions, and Brandon, Rodney, and
Joe placed well also. Also there was a guy with Jessica whose name
escapes me at the moment who completed his first race at Redondo!
There's still time for the rest of the team that didn't make it to
Redondo to get in a friendly bit of racing this season. The Los
Alamitos 10K is February 25. That means you have 2 more weekends of
Coronado to prepare for the race, and pre-registration is open until