Monday, August 31, 2009

Facebook is killing me.

It seems like it has been forever putting up a post. I have been real tardy about keeping blogs up to date and surely can find many excuses as to why. Actually it comes down to Facebook. Every time I am on line, I check out my Facebook and get stuck there. I really enjoy it, but your life can flash before you.

The other things in life that seem to go by fast are cross country in which we have our second meet tomorrow, Crestview Invite. Last Wednesday we were at Northmor Invite. The boys were 4th of 12 schools with Bryan Derr winning. Second place was in our grasp and with some fine tuning we will be a better team. The girls had a good day placing 7th of 14 schools. With a young team, many errors were made and easily corrected. Hadley Greer placed 5th overall and is much better than her placing. Hadley should have a good year.

Running: I am still preparing for Clarence DeMar Marathon in Keene, New Hampshire. It won't be a great performance as my training is not at optimum. But I will attempt a respectable time in going after the 42nd state in my quest for the 50. Then in November it will be my focus race, Rhode Island 6 Hour Ultra, state 43.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Canalway Classic 5 KM and much more.

Today I went and ran the Canalway Classic 5 KM race in Navarre, Ohio. This is a very nice race and a fast course. I began doing this race several years ago as part of the Subway Challenge Series and fell in love with the race and course. The field was large with 415 runners finishing. My time was not stellar but is was what it was a 25:06. I had problems breathing in the first mile which was due most likely to the high humidity. After the first mile I kept passing people so I thought I was doing fine time wise, but the second mile was an 8:29, so I know I fell way off pace. I continued and still passed runners not to be passed and did this all the way into the finish. 177th place overall. 128th of 201 men. 10th of 20 in my age group.
My one H.S. runner who ran did a nice race with an 8th place finish, 2nd age group. Jace Wolford ran 17:31. Job well done...................

I have been running with my high school cross country team, meaning a harder workout for me over last year. I did get some good runners out this year and it looks to be an exciting year.

Last Tuesday night I ran with the Mansfield Y Running Club doing the Woodlands Loop. Very nice area to run and good company. I ran the 4 miles with Joe Crawford who attempted the Burning River 100. He had a good race, but his feet became very sore and blistered and thus his demise. Joe will definitely get this distance in no time. Congrats Joe.