Local road race had a 1k, 5k, and 10k. I'm training for mile/1500 summer races so I sign up for the 1k.
I look around on the start line and I'm at least twice as old and wise as the rest of the field.
Gun goes off, a whole bunch of dumb kids go out way too hard. One kid elbows me out of the way and gives me a look of disgust.
I settle behind the front pack at 200 and then start picking off runners one-by-one.
I get to 2nd behind the elbower who's in the lead, and he sees me on the 180 turnaround. Shortly after I pull up alongside and elbow him back. He says "what are you doing in this race"? I say "kicking your a$$ punk," then proceed to BURY him. Must have put 5 seconds on him that last 400, and I was easing up at the line.
I see him later kicking the ground, angry, complaining to his parents. Man, if only he could see how pathetic he looks.