Saturday, April 21, 2007

2007 ReCreation Run 5km

25th Annual Recreation 5km Jones Valley Huntsville, AL

It was pretty warm at the start of this race. I was in the middle of my biggest month ever for mileage, in which I would try (and accomplish) to run 300 miles in 30 days. This was with two days of rest, but lots of doubles.

I was hoping to put on a good showing as there were lots of Fleet Feet runners in this race. We went out strong and I managed to hold on. I lead Brian Robinson until the first cone turn around. Then he ripped off a burst of energy like he was in a slingshot on that cone. I kept him in my sights and actually caught up to him within a few meters at mile 2.9. It was all I could do to catch him and then he held on to beat me. I just didn't have anything left after chasing the entire time. He beat me by 3 seconds.

I finished 11/238 and 4th/10 in M30-34. My time was 18:24.


Saturday, April 7, 2007

2007 Scholarship Fund Run 8km

Scholarship 8k Downtown Huntsville, AL

It was 24 degrees at the start (9am) and partly windy with little sun. It was a pretty hill course, repeated twice, making two loops. The first mile was up for half, a dip then up again. This was repeated later. I stayed with the second pack through 2.25 miles, then fell back. I was up by 1/4 mile on the next finisher. or up by 45 seconds. The second set of hills into the wind is what hurt me most.

I finished 13th overall of 162 entrants and 2nd in M30-34 in 30:41. I thought that I could go 30:30 on the course, so 30:41 was right about where I thought I would be.

(307+257)=604 (0.971 miles 2nd split time)