What happened to the recent thread I started on Solinsky? It seems to have been deleted.
This 15:25 first-place finish is nothing but good news.
He started, ran, and finished a race. In first place, no less.
I think that on the now-deleted thread, I suggested that his only remaining step to redemption was to actually compete in a race.
Although this was obviously only a training run and not a real "race", given that he won by a minute-and-a-half, I would say that it is an unqualified success, unless he injured himself.
He made it halfway through his last step at redemption. Now he needs to run a "race", and not necessarily think about winning, but about feeling how things are going, and about making his presence felt.
How many of you hacks do a 15:25 training run outside not on a track including some trails? None, that is how many.
I really want to see him in some low-level indoor tune-up races, against racers who care, maybe some all-comers meets.