Saturday, February 25, 2006

2/25/06 Steilacoom 15 miles

Back again for another Resolution Run. Billy running the 15K. Cool, but no wind and dry.

Start - Had a short warm up, but the legs do not feel quite right.

Mile 1 - Significant discomfort in legs/shins mostly. Need to loosen up or it is going to be a bad morning.

Mile 4 - It took about the first three miles to feel comfortable, but now I am running smoothly.

Mile 7.5 - Turn around. On a 7:54 pace and feeling fine.

Mile 12 - It was a good 12 miles, starting to tire now, but not that much farther to go. Still have a chance at beating 2 hours.

Mile 15 - On the track, sprinting for the finish line. I can see the clock and the two hour mark just slipping away. Still an enjoyable run.

69 of 110 9 of 9 in age group!!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

2/11/06 Friendship Run 5K

Friendship Run = Run with friends. Billy and Tammy and Jody. Hoping for a faster time than last weeks slog. Cold and dry.
Start - Second time on this course. Fairly flat with some on a paved trail. Ready to explode....then we are off
Finish - Just get in under a 7 minute pace. Jog back to watch the others finish. Billy is 4 seconds in front of Tammy and just a minute ahead of Jody. Post raffle nets me a hat, shorts and $25 gift certificate to Traditions Cafe.
21:37 CR
18 of 87

Saturday, February 4, 2006

2/4/06 St Martins Homecoming 5K

Sometimes the weather just does not cooperate. When it is particularly viscious it is time to relax, do your best and blame your time result on the weather. Today it is absolutely dumping rain with strong gusty winds. Good thing it is only a 5K and there is indoor space to wait for the start and dry off after.
Start - Wait till the last minute and do a brief warm up, ending up soaked. We are all laughing about how our friends must be warm and cozy drinking their morning coffee in front of the fire.
Mile 1 - Just over 7 minute pace and thoroughly drenched.
Mile 3.1 - Course still seems long to me. Good thing we brought towels. Jody and I win some "couples" award including $50 cash and free entry for next year.

13 of 32 1st in age group ribbon