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Sunday, February 2, 2014

What A Difference A Week Makes!

Look at that perfect midfoot landing form....
I had badly wanted to hit this race hard, and take myself into that place of beautiful misery that comes from pushing your body to that line. It worked out today! My bride accompanied me to this race, which I always like. The weather was perfect....low 40's with lots of sun and no wind. The course was a challenge.....an out and back that had four large rolling hills coming and going. I paced well early, and pushed as hard as I could for the final mile and a half. My finish time was 45:09 on a rough course for a 9:03 pace. Knee held up, although as I compose this sitting on my couch, it is throbbing. Ended up 2nd to a guy from El Paso who beat me handily, so no excuses Ernie! After the race we headed to Sam's Club to duel with all the folks with the giant hummer carts buying 50lb. cans of peanut butter. Got home around 3 and unloaded our loot. Sitting here getting ready for the Super Bowl. So my next race is a much more casual one, a 10K trail race attached to a 30 and 50K race out in the heart of the desert.....no shirts or awards, just a romp with the rattlers......

2 comments:

Beverly Schubert said...

Hey I was reading your blog because I am an avid runner.. I love your stuff! I thought you may be interested in a new fitness line that is hitting the market at the end of Feb. A friend of mine is a sales representative for their company and she let me check out a sample. It's two women that are in the workout industry who developed fitness apparel based on a need. The clothing line is coming out at the end of Feb. and what they have created is a sweat proof pocket for your smart phone that sits on your side. I had the opportunity to try them and they are incredible, the material is fantastic.. I swear I looked two sizes smaller and they are so functional with the smart phone pocket on my hip. I could not even feel that it was there and it was compressed against my leg so it did not bounce. I am a business owner and I always need my phone on me but carrying it around is always problem. The company is called Fit Plus Wear, www.fitpluswear.com Functional Fitness Clothing with a PLUS! These pants are revolutionary and a must have for anyone that's active! I hope you check them out! Keep up the good work on your blog, loving all the information!

TerribleTerry said...

snake venom.....might be you'll stumble on the next training supplement.