By Joanne Roepke Bode
Kossuth Farmers Market
Back when I was running competitively, I often raced the half mile (800 meters). There was always a point in the race, if there were runners ahead of me, where I had to make a decision.
Do I gut it out, stick with the group and hope for an opportunity to end up as the victor? Or, do I ease up my pace and just let the group go?