9. GREATER LOWELL ROAD RUNNERS
40:39 43:09 44:06 45:06 45:47 (47:40) (49:52) = 3:38:47
John Dowling, Fil Faria, Ken Goodin, Glenn Stewart, David Pecchia, Tom Amiro, Michael Brodeur
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Added: Some pictures of the race posted by Locallyrun.com...
A couple of hundred feet till the finish.
This is a long ways from my best 10K time, but this was a very difficult course (all hills) so maybe I should not feel so bad.
This was a New England 10K championship race and so I have to compare it with other grand prix races. The only other 10K in this series that I ran was back in 2007:
326 659 DAVID PECCHIA 44 M 84/197 M4049 CHELMSFORD MA 44:41 7:12
This was a hilly course too, but not nearly so bad. The key metric would be how well I did against men in my age group: 28/67=.4179 84/197=.4264 So, I did do slightly better in this race than in the one from 2007.
Friday, August 13, 2010
The press and liberals may have thought that nothing was going on in Afghanistan, but the steadily increasing numbers of troops fighting there would not agree. It is an odd and probably solipsistic view that if we are not thinking about something, it must not be taking place.
The following statistics are from the (I believe) mildly anti-war, National Priorities Project U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan
Fiscal Year Troops
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Julia Roberts plays the friend of a guy who is getting married and since she wants the guy, she spends much of the movie trying to make his fiancee look bad. In this scene, knowing that the girl, played by Cameron Diaz is shy and cannot sing, puts her on the spot at a karaoke bar. The girl tries so hard and is so earnest that she wins over the whole bar and the guy loves her even more. Major backfire!
A little research showed that it goes much further back than this movie.
Oh yeah, here is most famous (now) version...
"Teacher": Yeah, I was hoping you'd come by and explain why you quit.
Former Gov: Why? Did you vote for me?
Former Gov: Well then, once I was in office you decided I was doing a great job and are disappointed that I quit?
"Teacher": No. I'm glad you quit.
Former Gov: Maybe it is just me, but normally when I get my way about something I don't also demand an explanation. Furthermore, I gave an explanation--to my supporters--as to why I felt it necessary to resign. They deserved an explanation and they seem to have accepted what I put forth.
"Teacher": I suppose it does seem churlish to ask a question when there is no conceivable answer that would be satisfying...
Okay, now I've really gone off into fantasy-land...