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Extra- Short Story - Heaton Mitchell T Heaton Mr Rebenstorf...

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Heaton Mitchell T. Heaton Mr. Rebenstorf English II-4 11 December 2009 Extra: Short Story Race Day Although the sun had not risen yet, I could tell it was going to be another swelteringly hot day. This July had been warmer than any other I could remember, with temperatures reaching one hundred degrees and up. Mentally tucking away a thank-you note for my mom and her reminders about hydrating, I finished my routine warm-up. “You’ve been training hard this year,” said Sam, my best friend and morning running companion. “You bet,” I replied. “You’ve done it all with me. You should know how much I want to win this 5k.” “Remember, man, I only run with you in the morning. I’m not crazy enough to put in three runs a day.” “You call it crazy, I call it commitment,” I retorted with a smirk on my face. Sam and I did our special handshake and then laced up our shoes. Although our playful banter continued, the conversation was weighted down by our nerves and apprehension. “Five minutes until the sixteen-year-old boys’ 5k!” yelled the head official through his megaphone. Each year he toted it around like his prized possession and Sam and I often joked
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