So I'm running with my track club, and they're starting to get more confident in their conditioning, so they challenge me to race them. We decided on a 400 (quarter-mile) as the distance we'd race, since that seemed like the msot fair to all of us.
Well, of course the two boys who wanted the race took off at the start, and were a good 10-20 yards ahead of me about halfway through, but I pulled up to them at 3/4 and then pulled away from them down the stretch. Still, I give them tons of credit, because they've improved by leaps and bounds. Three weeks ago they wouldn't even have come close to me.
Now for the downside....coming around the last turn, I turned on the speed to get by them, and felt a sharp pain in my groin. I had to play it off in front of them, but I've never injured my groin before. Man, I feel old.