Saturday, June 20, 2009

JRA Race report


Ran the "Juvenile Arthritis Association's" annual race. It was a very nice course, basically flat and fast. Not a large turnout, probably 50-70 people. Lots of races in the area this morning. I planned on pushing hard to break 24 minutes but that didn't happen. A 7:38 first mile, a little crowded and a good little rise at first but nothing bad, noticed the sweat pouring out, the humidity was nearly 100% with temps already near 80 degrees.
A 7:52 second mile, and I began to note that the heat was taking a toll as some runners were walking, I passed one guy who was trying to maintain but he had to walk.
The mile marker was long according to the Garmin? I was cutting lines real well because I know this area, my old home roads. Mile three was a disaster, an 8:16! That really stunk! It was a flat stretch? I heard someone on my right shoulder as we came to the final turn, I wasn't about to let someone pass me! I held him off but he was close, wasn't anyone I'd passed either!
Finished with a 25:27-3.22 miles according to the Garmin, Gerald Glass and I compared
distance, his recorded 3.21 miles. So the course may of been a little long. Results came in and I won second in my age division. The overall winner is in my age division!!!

A good week of running-27.68 miles with a good trail run and a race. I made two new friends today, a guy named Donnie, he ran in the 22's, and a lady named Shannon. I also won a drawing!!! $10.00 at a coffee shop! Things are lookin' up!

8 comments:

rob horton said...

good job mark! i am feeling ready to jump in a 5k some day soon.

rob horton said...

mark - are you on facebook?

you can find me there at:

http://www.facebook.com/skinnybear

cheers,
rob

Jamie said...

congrats on the 2nd place AG! I have no doubt you'll break 24 on a cooler day. You did great in the heat!

kara said...

WTG!
I don't how you guys race in that heat...

Mark said...

Rob,
I sent you a friend request....

Marlene said...

Congrats on 2nd place!! That's a great time. I don't know how you run so fast in that heat!

DawnB said...

congratulations on your age group win great time for 100% humidity.

aron said...

congrats!!!!! awesome job on the 2nd in your AG!

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