Category Archives: Personal Record

4 miles @ work (10:28)

Comments: Went out at 9am to beat the heat, but it still went up to 82 by the time I got done. The whole time I was thinking about the poor Chicago marathon runners that had to endure terrible temperatures yesterday. My hat goes off to you!

Watching the Towpath 1/2 and full marathon yesterday was very inspiring and I am mentally ready to run. Now I just hope I can keep my stomach in check (nerves!) 😉

>>>12 days to go to the Columbus Marathon<<<

Time: 9:15 am

Weather: 76 to 82, Humid

Clothes: MiT Technical Shirt, Adidas Shorts

Shoes: Saucony

Distance: 4

Time: 41:51 (PR)

Split: 10:28

Course: Cosi loop 4 times


Posted by on October 8, 2007 in Personal Record, Running, Strong Run


5 miles @ home (10:47)

Comments: I had so much crap to do today, but I HAD to get my 5 miler in there. After all it was ONLY 5 miles. So with frustrations build up during the day I tried to run it all off and I sure did. I pushed myself the whole way. This has to be a PR for 5 miles at home! (Edit: I checked and it is a PR – woot!)

My right leg was tight in the beginning, my calve muscle hurt for a while and then it moved to the front of the leg, but it didn’t turn into any antagonizing pain, so I pushed through it. I am happy about this run because my 22 miler was so incredible slow.

>>>18 days to go to the Columbus Marathon<<<

Time: 6:00 pm

Weather: Not sure, but nice, low 70’s maybe

Clothes: MiT Technical Shirt, Adidas Shorts

Shoes: Saucony

Distance: 5

Time: 53:53 PR (@ home where it is a lot more hilly than work)

Split: 10:47

Course: To Elder Rd and back.


Posted by on October 2, 2007 in Countdown, Pain, Personal Record


17.1 miles incl. 13.1 race (PR)

Comments: What a long day! The race went well. I wish I would have been stronger at the end. I was in good shape until mile 9/10, after that everything started aching. The last mile was not pretty (12:15 min/mile), it didn’t help that it got hot. But I got my PR!!! My previous 1/2 marathon time was 2:28:40 back in April of ’05.

I got home, cleaned up, took an hour nap, and then helped the husband move wood for our addition (adding a workout room and a safe place in case of tornatoes.)

Went out for the 4 miles around 6. It was still hot, I was able to run the first 1.5 miles and then had to incorporate walk breaks. After I got home, cleaned up, I sat down and did not want to get up again…ever! lol

Edit: Monday 8-27-07, the only thing that does not hurt today is my head lol I’ll go to the gym at lunch time to just stretch…other than that it’s a REST day w00t!

Time: 8:00 am & 6:00 pm

Weather: Not sure, got hotter during the race. 80’s in the PM

Clothes: AM: Adidas shorts, MiT Technical shirt, Fuel Belt – PM: Brooks running shirt and shorts

Shoes: AM: Pearl Izumi – PM: Ascis Gel-1120

Distance: AM: 13.1 miles – PM: 4 miles

Time: AM: 2:27:28 (PR)- PM: 47:47

Split: AM: 11:15 – PM: 11:57

Course: AM: Columbus 1/2 marathon – PM: To 256 and back

Here is a picture of me and my boss after the race. It was his first half. He finished in 2 hours and 50 minutes! Not bad for an old guy! lol



15 miles (PR) @ home (12:24)

Comments: I made the run! I ran a 9.5 mile circle and stopped back at the house. The first 9.5 miles went OK. I got a serious side stitch at mile 8.5 and other than a run in with my ‘favorite’ dog the run went well. My split time for that circle was 11:47.

My brain could not understand that I wasn’t done with the running and still had to go another 5.5 miles. So I turned it off, which wasn’t a good thing to do: I decided to run a different route, just 2.75 miles out and back. I did not refill all my water bottles, just the two in the front.

I had never run the way I was going to run, I can’t even remember the last time I drove it. Oh boy, it was nothing but hills, up and down, up and down. My split time for the 5.5 was 13:28! I stopped twice to take pictures. Next time I want to run Hills I sure know where to go! 😉 I ran out of water 2 miles before I got home…oy!

This is where I came from…


This is where I had to go…


Another hill….


I have never in my life craved a cold bath before, but the last two miles of the run I was looking forward to hopping in the tub. That’s just what I did when I got home! Popped two Motrin and then took a two hour nap. Now my legs are a bit stiff, but not bad.

Time: 6:24 am

Weather: 60’ish

Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT technical shirt, Fuel belt

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Distance: 15 miles

Time: 3:05:59

Split: 12:24

Course: Around the neighborhood.


Posted by on August 12, 2007 in Hills, Long Run, Personal Record, Running