Thursday, July 15, 2010

Run More!

my new tattoo sums it up...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome to earth...bitch!

When I think 4th of July, I too think Will Smith catch-phrases!

Ran the Bridgton 4 on the 4th this year, 11 years since I last ran this race, I'm sorry but I can't stop wondering what the hell would have happened if I kept running back then.... damnit!

Race recap:

It was HOT!  Race started at 8am and was already over 80* and climbing!
Did a quick 1 mile warmup, bumped into my man Travis and ran an extra half mile with him, he's a collegiate XC/track runner (or was, he quit to focus on tri's) and works at Maine Running Co, a solid dude with some speed.

I was already sweating balls, so decided to go shirtless (whatever) and because I didnt want to go out too fast, I let Travis toe the line, and I went 2-3 rows back.

Mile 1 - 6:02
Lining up a few rows back really helped my pace, as I usually (and stupidly) end up going out with the 5min milers for 30 seconds... I let them go do there thing and just relaxed.   The first mile was over before I knew it

Mile 2 - 6:29
Holy hill!  Heat really started to climb, and so did the elevation.  Kept a low gear and just kept passing people who went out too fast....suckers.

Mile 3 - 6:10
Trying to get back on pace after the hills, this mile was the hardest mentally, although I ran through Mile 3 marker around the same time I just ran a 5k a few weeks ago.

Mile 4 - 5:45
DOIN' WORK SON!   Fastest mile I have ever ran.... ever.  Not sure where it came from, but I loved it.

Ended up 28th overall, and first place in 30-34 age-group.  (24:30 vs. 27:04 in 1999)
Not too shabby for some punk kid who has been running for just a year.... looking forward to Old Hallowell Day 5k this week...