"The race director said you're the volunteer coordinator for Saturday's National Marathon?"
What's your name?"
"I'm Peter. You must have a lot to do, with the race being in three days."
"The secret is to get other people to do the work."
"You done a 3K before?"
"No. I've been training to do a marathon, and everyone is going so fast in this race."
"It's a fast race alright. Good luck to you. I'll see you at the finish."
"Good luck to you too."
"Hi Peter. Finish just up ahead?"
"Yes, about a quarter mile. Your endurance training is showing. I thought I left you behind, but I heard you come up on me nice and steady this last straightaway. You're looking good."
"I got my wind."
"I've lost mine. There's two women further up ahead, but they're way up there. Good luck."
"Well hello again. I thought you said you lost your wind, Peter."
"Gotta try. You're about my age. You can do it, I can do it."
"All right then. Good luck to you."
"Hey again. No good, I'm all done."
"You're doing fine, Peter. Just bring it in. "
"Congratulations, Gail. I did a 13:55. Thanks for pulling me in. How'd you do?"
"I was just ahead of you. About four seconds, I guess. Third woman."
"This is a humbling race. 7:28 pace, and 32nd out of 38 men. Now it's two and a half miles back to work. See ya."