Friday, June 10, 2011

Reaching Running Milestones Together

Tani finishing strong
We are now about one week removed from last week's The North Face Endurance Challenge, DC.  Still not sure why they say it's in Washington, DC when it's actually in Sterling, VA.  Regardless I really like their events because it can be a real family affair with so many races to choose from ranging from a kids 1k race to the 50 miler.

With that said, a big shout out must go to my amazing wife Tani.  Not just for the unwavering support she has always given me and my running, but for her own achievements.  And I am not talking about those legs:)  Nice huh!  T started to catch the running bug a little before we decided to have another child and when she got pregnant I think she felt lucky to be able to make it to the bathroom in time let alone run.  Last May, just 3 months after our daughter was born she ran a 5k.  Now 1 year later she set a PR of 1:06 in the 10k this past weekend.  I barely had time to get the camera out because she told me she was hoping for 1:20.  Great job Babe.  You rock.  Oh by the way she has already signed up for her next race, another 10k at Rockefeller in 2 weeks.  Can you say "half-marathon in the near future"?

1st smile in about 3 hours
I also ran, competing in the 50 miler on Saturday.  I had not gone into this race with much expectation as I had done very little training due to sciatica.  Since the Umstead 100 in April I had logged about 150 miles as I recall and my longest run was around 22 miles. I had decided to take my own advice as posted my Get Over It tip.  There was nothing I could do about the past so I decided to relax and just enjoy the weekend.  We arrived at Diana's and Tom's house Friday evening.  Always incredible hosts, we ate a great big meal, drank way too much beer and went to sleep way too late with a 3:30am wake up.  A recipe for disaster you say?  Hmmmm, how about a 50 mile PR for yours truly (9:09).  Perhaps I have discovered some new pre-race techniques that I will need to share in my running tips.
Great start to Diana's 1st 10k
I have decided to skip the usual race report and rather re post a slide show that shows you a little more of Great Falls.  Race or no race I love to run here whenever I am in Virginia. Peace

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the PR. You must be delighted considering the sciatica prevented you from getting in the training you hoped for. Hope it is not causing you problems still. Great run.

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  2. Nice slide show and nice PR buddy, congrats to you both. See you in the desert soon :)

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