Monday, August 6, 2012

Back In The Saddle

This is not me. 

So, I have been away. Well not really away, just not writing, or to be honest, running much. It has been a  combination of things: sickness, being busy with other things, and plain old fashioned laziness. I had a monster running month in June with three races, and I dissapointed myself in two of them. Here is a little review:

Flirt with Dirt 10K - 12:31/Mile. This is a pretty nasty trail run in Novi of all places. I ended up running the course (which was considerably harder then last year), with a pace of about 3 seconds per mile faster then last year. I felt great going into this run, but it just did not hold together on the back half of the run. I even ended up walking a few of the nastier hills.

Solstice 10K - 11:07/Mile. I was supposed to run this race with RA, over at Feels Like Flying. I had been training pretty well before the race and felt pretty confident in hitting my goal time of 10:00/mile. We started out running together and we nailed the first mile in 10 minutes. However, there are a set of three nasty hills right at mile 1, and I slowly lost RA as she kept pace and I never was able to catch up to her. She valiantly tried to slow up for me to catch up, but it was to no avail.I ended up running this race 1 second per mile faster then last year. She ended up running the second half very very fast. Here is a fun pic of us after the race

Note that RA is VERY fast.

So I should be back in the saddle, I am training now for my annual Detroit Half, and I have a lofty goal of under 11 minutes per mile. Fun times are ahead for sure.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back!!! Can't wait to read about your training.....I'm training for the ING Hartford Marathon, so maybe we can motivate each other!

    See you out there on the road!