At 55 he wondered if he could run as fast or maybe even faster than when he was 45.
Like a zealot, and although he had never done this, he ran the entire course as a warmup prior to the race.
He should have saved his energy. Conserved his resources for the big event.
His goal was to run the 22:10 he ran 10 years prior. His actual result was 21:50.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
We know this.