Pacer song

I’ve got a sign, it says 3-flat
—[I’ve got a sign, it says 3-five]
—[I’ve got a sign, it says 3:10]
—[I’ve got a sign, says 3:15]
—[I’ve got a sign, 3:25]
—[I’ve got a sign, says 3:30]
—[I’ve got a sign, says 3:50]
Twenty-six miles on SBIM
I’ve a good old watch, which knows where I’m at
—[I’ve a good old watch, and for that pace I strive]
—[I’ve a good old watch, and so my pace I ken]
—[I’ve a good old watch, and that’s the pass I mean]
—[I’ve a good pair of legs, and they feel sturdy]
-[We’ll ignore the pace when the road gets Cliffty]
Twenty-six miles on SBIM

We’ve run some races in our day
Filled with striving, speed, and play
And we know every inch of the way
From Go-le-ta to Santa B.

Chorus:
High bridge, everybody run
High bridge cause we’re crossing one-oh-one
And you’ll always know your pacer
And you’ll always know your pal
If you’ve ever run a pace group on the SBIM


Notes:
There seemed no point in adding entries for 3:35, 3:45, 3:55, 4:25 as they can rhyme the same as 3:25. Similarly there seemed no point in mentioning the 4:00, 4:10, etc. groups as they match the similar 3 hour groups. I couldn’t find a rhyme for 3:40 except naughty, and I didn’t like the implications of that.
Half marathon groups are similar except it’s only: “Thirteen miles on the SBIM” and “From Hollister to Santa B.”
A little after mile 2 on Los Carneros there is a short sharp rise to go over a bridge that crosses 101 freeway. And when going up Cliff my pace tends to slow by about 2 minutes/mile.

Today was a 13 mile marathon pace effort. By mile 3 I was alone. At times my mind would divert itself by bastardizing poetry. At other times it concentrated on running hard enough.
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