Category Archives: PR

6 @ home (11:12) PR

Comments: Great run, wish I could have picked it up the last mile, but that didn’t happen. Drank at mile 2 and 4. GUed at 4. Fastest 6 miles since I started keeping track of my mileage (other than my 10k time). I am excited!

Time: 7:00pm

Weather: 75, sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (192.1 miles)

Distance: 6

Time: 1:07:07 (PR)

Split: 11:12

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Posted by on July 15, 2008 in 6, PR, Running


10k @ home (10:53) + 1.8 miles (13:13)

Comments: I was looking forward to the 10 on the 10th all week…today was the day! I made sure I went to bed early and got some good rest the night before. I really didn’t have a game plan, other than that I wanted to do well and run a total of 8 miles.

Those that follow my blog know that I usually run 5 minute walk 1 minute. It has worked well for me in the past, but if I want to run a 5 hour marathon I really need to start running more/faster….so I decided to run 2 miles and walk a little.

That’s just what I did. The only time I really struggled was at mile 4 and I walked more than I really should have. I had head wind just about the whole time and the last .3 of mile 3 where uphill (excuses, excuses, I know ūüėČ ) so I walked about two minutes to catch my breath.

The last two miles were hard, but I pictured my blogging friends behind me, pushing me, and also in front of me, pulling me. And I finished the 10k in 1 hour, 07 minutes and 23 seconds. (notice the the watch reading 6.21, I missed the stop button on my Garmin the first time around lol) I am VERY HAPPY with my running time!

I noticed a blister forming on my right food in the arch around mile 5, so I decided to take it really easy after the 6.2 and finished the last 1.8 at a 13.13 minute pace. I am pretty sure now that the blister is caused by my socks. I wore different socks (Brooks) during the 1/2 marathon, today I wore my Wright socks. I’ll have to go out and buy more of the Brooks.

Thanks Nancy for making me go out there and doing this! I am looking forward to the next one.

Time: 9:15 am

Weather: Not sure…cool, with a light breeze

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NewBalance shorts, and BB Hat, Belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (49.3)

Distance: 6.2/1.8

Time: 1:07:23/23:46

Split: 10:53/13:13

Course: To Catail and back


Posted by on May 10, 2008 in Long Run, PR, Race, Race Report, Running


Flying Feather 4 Miler

FF4MWhen I first stepped outside the house it was a nice 50 degrees, that was at 6am. By the time I picked up my friends the temperature started to dip.

When we got to the high school where we left my car it was in the low 40’s, windy and cold.¬† We waited in line to be shuttled to the starting area.¬†Once there we hovered with other friends from¬†MiT behind “The Columbus Running Company’s” big truck to stay out of the wind and drizzle.

My pre-race food intake only consited of a bowl of oatmeal and while we were waiting I noticed a gnawing feeling in my stomach; I needed food! But with no nourishment in sight I decided to tough it out.

Finally, a minute or so after 9 am we were on our way. My goal for the race was to beat my last years finishing time, and with no food in my stomach I ran 5 min and then walked 1 minute.

Just shortly after mile two I saw the waterstop! I was soo happy to see that, I needed to fill my tummy with something before my restless stomach acid would eat me alive!

About a 1/2 mile before the finish I saw my friend Brenda, she was waiting for me so she could run me in! (She is one fast 55 year old and had already finished) It was so nice to see her. ūüôā

My finish time (according to my Garmin) was 45:57, which gave me a pace of 11:16. (All our Garmins read 4.08 miles). I beat my previous years time by over 5.5 minutes and I ran the second half over a minute faster than my first one (that water must have helped)!!

I¬†am very satisfied with this race even though I feel like I could have run faster. But then I feel like that EVERY TIME! ūüėČ


Posted by on November 22, 2007 in Flying Feather, Personal Record, PR, Race, Running