Saturday, April 21, 2007

4/21/07 Bulldogs Unleashed 5K

Second time running this little race. Fundraiser for the Middle School arts programs. Directors do not have tons of experience but they try hard and care. I was the first person to arrive at the school and had plenty of time to warm up, 3 miles and sign up. Nice weather and T-shirt.

Start - small crowd, trying to guess the age group of those around me. Looks like a good shot at another dog bone award.

Finish - Gosh these 5Ks are short. Just barely made it under 7min pace. Very pleased with time and 2nd place in age group bone is a fun treat.

Fastest 5K in 6 years
10th of ???
race #109 5K#38

Saturday, April 7, 2007

4/7/07 Easter Marathon

I like the idea of a training run of 26 miles about six weeks prior to a real marathon race. Time for a low key Bob Green race as part of CCM training. Problem is though that I taper a bit and think about the race and feel like I could run well, so why not go for it? Light rain.

Start - Small group. Who are these people in funny yellow shirts? Marathon Maniacs? What is up with that?

Mile 1-17 - Might as well be on a solo training run. See photo. Nice to have Billy and Tammy drive by a few times to cheer.

Mile 18 - Uh oh, getting tired. I did run 55 miles last week.

Mile 21 - Give up on PR and shoot for staying under 4 hours.

Mile 26.2 - Hop across the finish line. Always satisfying.

6 of 22
race #108 marathon #10