Saturday, May 31, 2008

My First 5k

Well I did it, and I wasn't last to finish! My time was 39:43, (real time was 39:28, it took us 15 seconds to cross the start line) which was great for me. My goal was to run it under 40 minutes. I have run the same course before always around 43-45 minutes. So this was awesome.This is the dam...the race started at Sailors Point, crossed the dam to Galena Village, then back. This link is a pdf map of the lake.
At the lake...Just before the start...Crossing the dam the first time...Sprinting to the the cute running skirt?At the finish line.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In Training

This Saturday the 31st, I'll be running in my first 5K. Beth and I just finished a 12 week learn to run class last night. We are competing in the "The Best "Dam" Run For Autism". It will be held at Peace Valley Park. I'm not sure of the course, but I am assuming we will run from Sailors Point to the boat rental and back, crossing the dam twice. There is also a 1 mile walk and a 10k at the same time, the 10k will run around the lake. The logistics should be interesting. I'll let you know how we did. I hope I'm not the last to finish!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Second Race

Inside The Philadelphia Naval Yard was the finish of the Broad Street Run. This is the entrance.This photo is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes after the start. Notice the crowd of runners coming under the crane. There were 19112 finishers in the race.
Here are Beth and Jessie after the they finished. Looks like they could run another 10 miles. Their finish chip time was 1:37.48, which is a pace of 10:04 minutes per mile.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Beth's 5K Run

Today is the 1 year anniversary, 1st LT Colby James Umbrell's life was cut short while serving in Iraq. This race is to benefit a scholarship in his name. Beth was a high school friend and classmate of his sister Casey.

At the start...
Sprint to the finish...
Here is Beth's unofficial time 27:07, that's an 8:44 minute mile. She said she was going to take it easy today because she is running the Broad Street Run tomorrow. We'll have to see if her strategy worked, and how well she does running two races back to back.