Sunday, July 18, 2010

hug the shadows

hug the shadows, originally uploaded by shersteve.

I got out early for my run today before it got too hot. The sun was still rising so I hugged the side of Summer St to stay in the shadows.

Mount St was easier today than I expected. I guess my running recently has begun to pay some dividends. I had a strong finish coming down Upper Union to meet up with Dolores and then stopped for coffee at Dunkin Dounts for the final stretch home. It should have been a cool down, it was more like a drip down.

This was a good run day. I hope you had a good run today!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

run in the shade

Sunday's long run was a good one in familiar territory out in central PA.

As warm as it was in Franklin we had the same weather, so I did my long run early before the temp rose to the high for the day. For most of the run, I was able to stay on the shade side of the road and out of the sun.

A cap and a white t-shirt also helped to deflect the sun.

Take care when you run in the sun and heat.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Crackerbarrel Classic, Wrentham, MA

One of my favorite road race courses is nearby in Wrentham where the Crackerbarrel Classic 5K will run on Sep 18th.

If you run for fun, or exercise, or the competition, this is a good race to participate in.

Date:  Saturday, September 18, 2010

Start time: 9:00 a.m.

Where: Wrentham Developmental Center, Wrentham, MA
(Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds Bandstand)

Course: A 3.1 mile loop around scenic country roads (flat, no hills)
USATF certified MA-927021RN
Time Splits at one mile and two miles. Water stations along the course and at the finish.

Timing: Time Splits, water stations and computerized results (Spitler Race Systems)

Entry Fee: $17 pre-registration, $20 on Race Day

For more information including online registration or to printout the registration form to mail in, visit the website here: