When Official times are not Official
Anyone who looked up my results would see that I came in at 2:49, slow for me.
What that time doesn’t tell is the 16 minutes I spent stopped around mile 10, sitting on the curb dealing with an urgent work issue that HAD to get dealt with.
My time in motion was 2:33:02.
It was not my choice to stop and my final 3 miles were slower than they would have been otherwise due to stress and worry over the situation (which did get fixed thank god).
I was having a great and speedy race prior to that and prob would have come in in the 2:30-31 range otherwise.
But it is what it is, had to be addressed. and as far as I am concerned that 2:33:02 is my official time.
In work for some awesome awesome people and if that once in awhile means stopping my race briefly to help deal with an emergency, well I am glad to do it.