Monthly Archives: May 2017

185 Day Run Streak – Avon Eagle Run

A great day for a 5 miler at the Avon Eagle Run. I’ve always enjoyed this race as it’s an easy course through the subdivisions near the high school. It’s usually the late Spring heat and humidity that make it really interesting. This year was no different with 90% humidity at the start. 

Coming off the Cleveland Half and my week  and a half of head cold hell I finally felt good. Ran slower and shorter all week getting the legs back. I covered the course in 42:50 which put me in at an 8:34 average. I tied my fastest time for this run from two years ago. Very happy with today’s performance. 

Great job by the sponsors, volunteers supporters and the City of Avon to make this years Avon Eagle Run a huge success. 

Decide to dominate!

179 Day Run Streak – Cleveland Half Marathon

This was the largest race I’ve ever run in and I made sure I was prepared. I put in the miles and focused on the mechanics. I was ready to go and I was going for a personal record. Two factors I couldn’t control caused my plan to go off track…humidity and a head cold. It didn’t end the way I hoped, but it was fun.

I was shooting for a half below 2 hours, but I came in at 2:08. I held tough for the first 8 miles and had the goal in my grasp, but then the wheels came off. I couldn’t breath and nothing was helping so I slowed down. I so wanted to walk or even stop, but I found a pace that I could handle and just pushed through. 

In most races it seems you end up alone and just pushing your pace…not this race. The streets were lined with people cheering and I always had a group of runners around me. While I didn’t get the personal record I was looking for I still had a blast. The medal made it feel all better and I’ll go for that personal record again down the road. 

Decide to dominate!