I honestly didn’t think I would be writing this letter so soon. It was just a few months ago in San Jose that I met your older sister 1:59. She was incredible, but sadly, the time to move on came rather quickly and unexpected.
It came out of nowhere and I’m going to be 100% honest with you… I’ve been flirting with you for some time on my training runs and I keep finding myself drawn towards you.
I have a race this weekend. The Walnut Creek Half Marathon and I’m anxiously waiting for the opportunity to meet you. I’m going to do my best to make your acquaintance this Saturday. My race plan is to maintain 8.5 min miles, which would draw me towards your much younger sister 1:51,but with some pretty significant elevation changes I’m factoring in four 9+ minute miles.
I’m not going to lie to you. If I have the opportunity to trim those 9+ minute miles, or find myself flying at low 8 minute miles, I may have to introduce myself to 1:53. It’s the reality of the situation and I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t say I was intrigued by that challenge.
But 1:55, I am looking forward to looking at my garmin and seeing your beautiful face. If you wait for me at the finish line, I’ll do my best to get to you as quickly as possible.
See you soon?