New running friends and a sub 1 hour 10K….
On Christmas day i met a new friend. His name is Chris and you can check out his running blog here. Make sure to scroll down some to watch the two videos of Chris on the morning show.
Chris has cystic fibrosis and i will admit i do not know much about this disease. But here is what i do know. I know Chris has run 2 marathons and numerous races. I know Chris is a wonderful man full of life and spirit. He specifically told me before we met that he needs to stop and cough during a run and would i mind that. I said of course i would not mind that. Then when we met i tried to put him at ease telling him when i run, i spit and fart so its all good. I think he thought that was funny.
We ran 3 miles and just had a nice time. He has inspired me to do something. I want to run all 5 half marathons next year from the New York Road Runners Club. Manhattan/Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens/Bronx. Chris is doing it so why can’t I? Oh i also want to run a marathon too. There may be some other fun stuff along the way such as this Ragnar relay series. I don’t know too much about it but it was brought to my attention and it sounds kinda fun.
Now on to something so great:
Ready??? Today i ran a sub 1 hour 10K!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!! It wasn’t a race. It was just me and Seth and my ipod out for a run up on the boardwalk. I was going to run 5 miles then i decided on 6 miles then i decided on a 10K. Here are my stats:
|Date:||12/27/08 09:11 AM|
|Pace:||9′ 30 min/mile|
|Mile||Pace (min/mile)||Speed (mph)||Elevation
|actual||+/- avg||actual||+/- avg|
|1||9′ 40||+0′ 10||6.2||-0.1||— ft|
|2||9′ 26||-0′ 04||6.3||+0.0||— ft|
|3||9′ 12||-0′ 18||6.5||+0.2||— ft|
|4||9′ 16||-0′ 14||6.5||+0.2||— ft|
|5||9′ 50||+0′ 20||6.1||-0.2||— ft|
|6||9′ 35||+0′ 05||6.3||-0.1||— ft|
|end||9′ 12||-0′ 18||6.5||+0.2||— ft|
|Versus average of 9′ 30 min/mile: Slower Faster|
January 25th is this: Manhattan Half Marathon. OK i don’t know the lingo. Should i be calling it the Half Mary? I am very psyched to do this race. I literally have no idea how fast or slow i will run this. I will set a goal but i won’t stress over it. I am thinking somewhere around 2 hours? Is this doable for me folks? Is there a way to predict my half mary time?? I’d love to know if there is a way.
I am very happy i am enjoying my running. I did have one run last weekend where i literally hated every single step i took. I felt as though i was being pulled backwards and i barely banged out a 4 miler. SLOW!! But that was just one day of hate. My love of running has returned.
I hope each and everyone of you had an amazing Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza!!! Love you guys!!!