Monday, December 27, 2010

New Shoes

Picked up some lightweight road shoes today. Saucony Kinvaras
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Friday, December 10, 2010

First snow of the year

Well tonight I joined Andrew for a night run on the back rolling dirt hills of Canton. This evening was unique because it was the first snowfall of the year. So the hills were a bit more challenging than normal. I would compare it to running on a treadmill; you are in motion just not going anywhere.

Night runs are usually good on the back roads. Tonight was exceptional the stars were bright and the sky was clean. The kind of night when you are glad to be a runner.

After the run we hit the pub for a few pints. Nothing better than a tough run than to kick back and share in the moment.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jingle Bell 5K

Well I thought I had wrapped up my race season in October, but somehow a couple more races materialized. This past weekend I headed to Northville for a 5K with some friends and to more or less run a little speed. My company T-Mobile was a corporate sponsor and I was able to race for free; even better.

The night before there was get together at Keith's house for all of us running it. see the blog life in motion for more detail, worth the read!

Gathering at the start Keith and I moved to the front of the group to get a good start. Right out of the chute Keith took off and I was in chase. Feeling good every half mile I picked up the pace and worked my way up. Heading into the last section I turned it up even more eyeing another runner I thought might be in my age group. In the the .1 mile I was clipping along at a 4:31 pace and crossed the finish 9 seconds of him. When the results posted I found out he was in fact part of my age group and by passing him I had taken 3rd place in my AG and 36th overall out of 1000 runners. My overall pace was 6:17 and net time 19:30. Not only did I PR by a few seconds a good friend of mine Suann set a new PR as well as Keith setting a new PR!! Nothing better than all your friends being in the same race and achieving new PRs.

I really can't think of a better way to end the year than that race. Running is good, running with friends is great, running with friends all setting PRs is the best!!!