Time to Try Again [UPDATE]

It’s that time of year again.  No, not when I decide to switch to triathlons.  The Capitol 10K is coming up on March 25th (right before the Texas Independence Relay).  That means my company (National Instruments) needs to field it’s elite team of runners to defend its title.  We’re going on 7 years in a row winning the Corporate Challenge.  So the call for tryouts has been sent out and I have answered that call.  This year it sounds like the competition will be fiercer.  Early estimates show there could be as many as ten people vying for five spots.

Last year I had a small case of crash-and-burn.  For the unfamiliar, that’s where you try something and then fail exceptionally well.  I hope to review my previous mistakes and avoid them this time around, because really it was just embarrassing.  I don’t know who I’m up against or how the winners will be chosen.  Last year it was six laps around a dirt track totaling a little over 3 miles.  Hopefully that’s not the case this time.

This time around the Trials will be on February 29th (Leap Year!) before work.  As always, I’ll be sure to keep you posted with how it goes.


The official invitation to try out was sent and there are 7 names including myself.  Of the 10 total spots, 6 are being offered to the National Instruments elites.  If all are accepted, that will leave 4 spots for the 7 competitors.  I’ve done my research, but I don’t want to tip my hand too early.  Let’s just say, it’s going to be a tough race.

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