Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Half Marathon PR

Today went great. I ran the Luke's locker half marathon today in Houston. I could not believe how great I felt during and after the race. I had none of the usual pains that I have during the race. I actually relaxed and just ran. I have chosen not to use the power gels this year and it seems to be working out for me as I don't get that upset feeling in my stomach. I also surprising to me didn't have the soreness that I usually get when I run long distance in a race. Which I can only figure comes from pushing myself harder then I do when I train at long distance. Anyway I ran a new half marathon pr today by running a 1:50:05 which is 2 minutes faster that my fastest half. I'm hoping if this trend continues that I will be able to get in under 3 hrs in Houston. One can only hope. On a side not I would like to thank Bill Dwyer and Jon Walk for the hospitality in letting me store my bag at the woodlands tent today. And thanks Jon for the encouragement during the race it really helped.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

16 miles and cool weather

I got up fairly early and ran the planned 16 miles yesterday morning. It felt so good outside that I really wanted to run more but I was pressed for time because Colton and I had tickets to the dynamo game. While I ran I came upon the cross country runners for the high school competing in their meet out at Katt Bar Ross and it made me want to keep running. Its great to see young people out running and know that the future of the sport we all love so much is being fostered in these young people.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I checked my email today and the houston marathon finally made it to my number on the waiting list WOO HOO. So it looks like I will be in Houston in January. I ran 6 miles this morning in the drizzle and cold but it felt good outside. I have been running 6 milers since the half saturday becasue my legs still feel really heavy. I have a really long run planned for saturday about 7am if anyone would like to join me that would be great. just let me know. probably about 16 miles. I really have to start stepping up my mileage.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

10k then out for the day

Well I knocked out a 10k this morning around town, Of course I was a little stiff after running the half yesterday but it went good , so now I'm off to Houston with my daughter Chantel to watch the Houston Dynamo beat DC United "Forever Orange"

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Huntsville Half Marathon

I started to get down on myself for my finishing time for today's half marathon here in Huntsville until I came home and realized that I did pretty dang good. I finished 4 minutes faster then last year on the same course. So that was great. I would have like to have been in the top three in my age group but theres always next yr. I ended up 7th in my age group and 66 overall. Not bad for an ex fat guy who turns 37 in10 days. Congratulations to all my fellow seven hills club members who ran and finished their races today also to the volunteers and committee chairs great job well done.