April 2009 Archives

004 Run as One - 4 Miles: 24:39

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M31 27 115 108 20 24:47 6:11 24:39 218 68.3 %
This race would mark my third 4 miler in a row. I was very concerned at this point about beating my following time.

Enter Jessica. Ive known her since we were 11 years old, a long time friend in good standing. She was visiting me this particular weekend and I had told her about the race at 9 AM on Sunday morning. She assured me that we would be home Saturday night no later than 11 so I would be good for the race. Fast forward to 1:30 AM Saturday night (or Sunday morning however you want to look at it) and we are in a club trashed off of champagne. We had been out since 8 or so and I had just taken a moment to look at my watch. "Jessica! Its 1:30! We need to get outta here!"

The next morning both of us were a hot mess. We did manage to meet up with Mike, Jim and Ed at the bandshell for our pre-race pep talk. Jess went off to find the finish line and we went to out marks.

The gun sounded and we started the race. I followed this one guy for awhile who was really cruising. Then, around mile 2.5 or so I thought I was going to have a heart attack and thought about stopping. But I couldn't, I had to make good time, although I was pretty sure at this point that I was running very slow. As we neared the finish line I actually had some juice left and sprinted the last 100 yards out. This was painful of course and I have never been more excited to finish a race (besides the marathon).

Amazingly enough I broke another personal record and finished in 24:39! Jess came around and high fived me. The other guys finished and we all went our separate ways. After Jess and I had a very quiet brunch we both decided it was nap time.
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003 Run for the Parks - 4 Miles: 24:55

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M31 453 108 106 23 25:03 6:15 24:55 219 67.5 %
Run_For_Parks2.jpgThe morning of Run for the Parks it was still the fringe of winter and spring and quite chilly. I met Mike, Jim and Ed at our spot and we got ready. I was in the Blue (or lead corral) for the first time and was a little intimidated. I wasn't sure if I could hold my own.

The gun went off and I started picking off runners. It was a difficult run for me and I didn't think I was going to do too hot. The last mile or so I started slowing down a little. I finished in 24:55 which was a new record for me.


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