40 years ago: I was busy back in May of 1981, racing seven times over the course of the month. I kicked off the month (05/03/81) with a rare road race. I’m not sure why I chose to do this especially with it being the day before a dual meet against Methuen. I ran 24:38 to take second place at the Dunster Street race in Cambridge. The next day I won the 2 mile in the dual meet (10:04) and ran the 4x400 relay (55.6). The next weekend (05/09/81) I traveled to White Plains NY for the Loucks Games where I took third in the 3200m (metric 2m) in 9:24.8. The pace in the raced was very unusual (for me) with a big negative split (2nd mile faster than the first) running 4:48 and finishing in 4:36. A week later (05/16/81) I was victorious at the Northern Area Championships running a 9:26.9, with nearly opposite splits of the week before (4:38/4:48). I got sick in the closing weeks of the month and ran a disappointing 9:45 at the Sate Class meet (fourth place) and a 4:31 (2nd place) at the MVC league meet to close out my High School junior year of track.