Monday, July 25, 2011

My First Official Race Bling!

Last weekend I did the Start2Finish 5k at finished second in my age group. I got my first actual medal! I was very happy with my time and happy that the first place finish was a full minute ahead of me (no chance for me to catch him).

Start2finish Results

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hydration Madness!

Grabbed myself one of these from The Clymb this morning. No more dual water bottles for me and maybe I can plan a long run around the North Shore.

It's hot, let's RUN!

The outside temperature gauge in my car read 105 degrees yesterday on the way to the Clinton Lake trails but I went anyway. I also found the secret white trail around Lake Henry (okay, I just never looked at the map close enough). I went out on white (mostly) and back on blue. I couldn't make it all the way to Trails End. It was just too hot. Now I have to rest for the Start to Finish 5k on Saturday morning.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Eudora Horsethief 5k

I ran the Eudora Horsethief 5k this morning and apparently I was running like a horsethief. I managed a personal best of 22:45. I was shooting for a 24:00 so when I rounded that last turn and saw 22:30 I was stunned to say the least. It was a great crowd and a nice course through downtown Eudora. I'll be checking later for some pictures. No results posted yet but that should be interesting as well. I'll try to get them up here when I find them.

Horsethief 2011 Results

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mass Street Mile and more...

We ran the Mass Street Mile over the weekend. It was my first timed event on a mile run. I was proud to put in a time of 6:31 and smack dab in the middle of the pack. Julie surprised herself and me by coming in with a fantastic time of 8:04 which was much better than what she expected (10:00).

I was a little sore the next day from my lack of interval training. Julie said she was fine. She does a lot of interval stuff in her class as well as general muscle work in that area. I generally just run with some push-ups and crunches thrown in.

Now I need to decide on a race for this weekend. It's looking like the Eudora Horse-Thief 5k. The shirt alone would be reason to do this one. But, since I'm not guaranteed a shirt as a late registration, I'm kinda bummed.

Mass Street Mile Results