Monthly Archives: April 2015

Saturday Race – Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler

Didn’t know what to expect today from my legs. I didn’t follow my usual training cadence and everything seemed rushed at the end of the week. Maybe I should prepare that way more often as I had a good run. It could have also been that they told us to run like gods so I ran like a god.

I smashed my 10 mile and 15K records that I set two weeks ago.  I shaved 3 minutes off my 15K at 1:27 and 5 minutes off my 10 mile at 1:31. I was very happy where I finished…66 out of 94 for my age and 683 out of 1417 overall. I’ll probably never be the fastest guy in my group, but to improve like this race over race is all I’m looking for. I shot for 9:30 as an average and I came in at 9:22…check. This has been a long road to get to this point and now I’m enjoying the heck out of it.

Decide to dominate!

PS…getting a cool medal at the end always makes the run better!

Bucket List – Towpath Half Marathon

I can now check a half marathon off my bucket list. While I’ve run 13.1 miles just to do it on a Sunday last year, I never ran an organized half with others…until today. 

I wanted to break 2 hours, but I realized that would mean I’d have to average 9:05 for 13.1 and that wasn’t going to happen. I decided to focus on keeping my average under 10 minutes. I got my goal by going 9:47 which put me in at 2:09. Do I think I can get under 2 hours…yes. I didn’t want to ruin my first half going for a goal I wasn’t ready for. 

I finished 22 out of 30 in my age group…realizing a lot of these people in my age group love long runs with some of these times they posted. Finished 295 out of 495 overall. I’m very happy with my first half. 

It was inspiring talking to runners at the beginning and end of the run who had similar journeys to mine. It makes you realize how so many people have turned to walking and running to lose weight.

Amazing day with amazing stories. Check that half off the bucket list.

Decide to dominate!