Ed, it was a good strategy given the circumstances because it worked. In other circumstances, I could very well have made myself a sitting duck. Different races with different circumstances call for different strategies.
I'll probably be able to make it. We're still settling in on our plans but, as of now, that weekend looks like it will be open.
I'm going to help Cameron stir the pot a bit here, knowing I probably shouldn't. I see Dana just ran a 5K a week earlier. 1st place in a time that converts to 34:57. If I recall, the conditions that weekend were slightly better but the course is definitely more challenging than the nearly pancake flat course I ran. Let Cameron get his oddsmakers together to chew on that one for a while.