Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Foxboro 10 Mile - Top 13 Finishers

Here is some video of the Top 13 finishers as they ran into the wind on the last stretch:


The full 10 Mile race results can be found at Cool Running.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Foxboro 5K - start

After the 10 milers are sent off, the 5K starts. As the runners gathered, you'll hear lots of conversations and very little instruction from the front. Then there is a muffled "ready", the horn sounds and we're off.

I only took the first 30 seconds or so of the start, hey I was supposed to be running this too!

I took it easy, starting slow, working my way into some running room and then stretching the legs a bit to be comfortable without really pushing it.

I had not started my watch (my hands were busy with the camera so I would be dependent upon my sense of pace. I did well considering I had not run since the prior Sunday. Monday I "felt" my ankle in a way that I don't normally. It seemed like it would be wise to rest it. I have come along very well thus far. I don't want to start all over again. A little time now should be better than more later.

I finished comfortably in 24:40 (7:57/mile) about a minute faster than the Thanksgiving run and also about a minute faster than I did here a year ago (that was also a recovery period as I was coming back from my dislocated knee cap at that time).

The ankle is no worse today for the run yesterday. It is not a whole lot better but I didn't really expect that either.

I'll continue to take it easy. A good excuse to really focus on the strengthening exercises that are the "plus 2" part of the First or "3 plus 2" plan.

Complete 5K results can be found on Cool Running

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Foxboro Old Fashioned 10 Mile - Race Start (video)

Went to Foxboro today to run the 5K as part of the annual event conducted by the Wampanoag Road Runners. I had registered to run the 10 Mile but I started feeling my ankle again after a run recently so I backed off, didn't run this week, and decided to only do the 5K today. The ankle doesn't hurt. I just could feel it when walking and sitting in certain positions. Not wanting to take chances, the rest was a good idea.

The real test will be to see how it feels tomorrow.

Anyway more of my status and 5K run later. Here is the start to the 10 Mile Race.


Note: full 10 Mile race results can be found at Cool Running.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Running tragedy: Race day

What is training for months
Only to have THE race day
Spoiled by bad weather?

What is a sherku?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NewBCamp 2008

Hello World!

This is the announcement for NewBCamp 2008, which is being held from 9:00am - 4:00pm on February 23, 2008 in Providence, RI.

You are invited to use the 'Registration' button to RSVP for the event.

The Details:
  • Saturday, February 23, 2008 from 9am to 4pm in Providence, RI
  • Xavier Building on the Johnson & Wales campus
    259 Pine Street
    Providence, Rhode Island 02903
  • After Party at AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence from 5 PM - 7 PM


If you're looking to get the flyer for NewBCamp, here's a link to the PDF,

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Old Fashioned 10 Mile and Flat 5K

There's still time! Come run The Old-Fashioned Ten Miler & Flat 5K, scheduled for February 17, 2008.

If you have not yet registered, the fee will increase after February 10, 2008, so move fast and register today at: Active.com

Yes, I have registered and will be running this as my 10 mile workout. If you are going to be there, let me know and we can meet to talk running before or after the race.