Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kats for a cause 5k

I had a great day today, I woke up this morning planning on a long run. I figured I would wait until the sun came up. I had the radio playing and heard them mention that the Kats For A Cause 5k was this morning so I decided to go and run it. A large crowd showed up the said over 230 people if I remember right. The race started out crowded so I had to go around a lot of people. All was going well till we turned onto sycamore. The wind hit us right in the face. That combined with temps in the 40's made for a cold hard run. There was a pack of about 12 of us separated from the rest of the group by a fairly good distance. I wasn't sure the ages of some of the other people I was running with but when it was all said and done I ran a 23:04 and Placed first in my age group. So I had a great day. Lavonne Zaiontz our club secretary had a great day as well placing first in her age group. Ken Johnson our Club vice president also ran even though he has San Antonio on sunday. Way to go Ken and Lavonne.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rocky Raccoon ups and downs

Today was a new experience to say the least. I ran my first ultra marathon today. My day started out with me oversleeping and getting up with only 30 minutes till the race started. I made the start in time to stretch for a few minutes then we were off. Honestly all was great till about mile 13 when I felt a blister on the inside of my left foot. Someone gave me a piece of something called second skin and told me to pop the blister then apply the patch. Lets just say it did not work. but letting the fluid out helped alot and didn't allow the blister to get worse. All went great after that till I got to the bridges over the swamp. I had not fallen all day which was great then one the bridge I hit a board that had worked its way up. Istill don't know how I missed it the first time. I fell and it hurt like fire. I got back up and continued to run but my left ankle killed me the rest of the race causing me to walk alot more then I wanted to. I finished with what I believe was a 6hr 37min ill know for sure when they post the times. I came home and did something i have never done before. I took an ICE bath. I can say so far it has worked but it was really cold. I'm happy that I finished and I am looking forward to the Sunmart.