Picture-Perfect Weather for Army Ten-Miler
I ran my first Army Ten-Miler road race over 20 years ago; I think the year was 1986. The race was relatively small then (almost 2,000 runners) and I remember easy parking at the Pentagon, with no security worries and simple race logistics. At the time, I could run a 5:30 pace and I placed fairly high.
How times have changed.
This year, there were 30,000 runners in the race and it took me over 20 minutes to locate a parking spot, well outside of the Pentagon. It took 30 minutes for all of the runners just to cross the starting line. The parking lot for the Pentagon was not for cars, it resembled a street fair, full of tents, booths, food and vendors. I was sidelined this year with a running-related injury and I was content to photograph the event. There was perfect weather for the race, cool in the morning and comfortable by noon. It was a great race! Hopefully, I can run next year and wont be stuck shooting photos from the sidelines.
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