And just like in 2006 and 2007, I put up proposals and offered to act as a mentor. The first one is up at both Debian and R: an opportunity to help with the ongoing efforts of 'turning more CRAN package into Debian packages'. The second one is only at the R page: a proposal to fill the missing link of DBI database interface modules with a matching one for PostgreSQL. More details for either idea are at the respective pages. Anybody interested should ping me by email.
As for the race, I wasn't running it all that well. My legs already felt heavy when I was doing a casual four-miler the day before with our local running group. Similarly, I didn't feel all that loose yesterday. By mile four or five I was getting into a decent rhythm, and I was then running fairly steady 7:15s until about mile 11 when I ran out of gas and had to slow down. Final time was 1:36:38.15 -- not only several minutes slower than last year's but also slower than two years ago.