Wednesday, November 24, 2010
So I signed up to run a turkey trot online. It is a virtual 5K that you can run anywhere and post it on 11/25 and join in on the fun. I ran a 26:02 after work, near my home. Not quite what I was hoping for. I wanted to beat my PR of course, which right now is 25:09. I didn't come that close. That's an 8:24 pace. So I started out at an 8:10 pace my first mile and tapered off. Probably wasn't a great idea to run after a 12 hour shift at work. Oh well. Got it done! Hope everyone enjoys their turkey day!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Yes. I ran the Santa Clarita Half Marathon on 11/7/2010. I completed it in 2:17:53. The picture at the top of my blog page is near the finish of this race. I purchased photos, but have not received them yet. That's why it has the Brightroom stamp on it. I am already planning on doing at least one, if not 2 or3 halves this next year (see my 2011 tentative schedule). I started this race well. I was around 18 minutes for 2 miles, 38 minutes for 4 miles, 58 minutes for 6 miles, (1 hour exactly for first 10K), and then I decided to just maintain a 10 minute pace by stopping every mile at the aid stations and either getting a drink or dousing my head (that's why my hair is all wet and pulled back in the race photo). I was at 80 min for 8 miles, and then I stopped paying attention and just started focussing on finishing. I finally got upset with myself around a half mile from the finish when I "had" to take an extra walk break. So I pushed myself until a 1/4 mile from the finish and sprinted the last 1/4. That's why I look like I am running well at the finish. I was. I was upset and made myself run! Overall, a pretty good race for my first half. Before I do another one I want to run that distance several more times so I don't feel like a need so many walk breaks just to finish.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Today was all about family. I got to see my oldest daughter (twice). Went shopping with my wife. Made plans for Thanksgiving. Wrote our family holiday letter and got it printed and ready to mail. Really need to run, but I'm trying to get some other things checked off my list.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A running friend of mine is offering a free entry to the LA 13.1 in January. If you are interested, please use the link here to check it out! http://www.runnersrambles.com/2010/11/giveaway-131-los-angeles-race-entry.html
Yes, this is my first posting. I am a runner. I average 15-25 miles a week. I will use this blog to post up race info and other pertinent info that I think others might find interesting, i.e., upcoming races, race photos, race recaps, etc. I hope you find this enjoyable and entertaining.