Personal Bests

  • 04/07 Boston Marathon3:33:22
  • 10/08 Hartford Half Marathon 1:46:23
  • 09/06 New Haven Road Race 20K 1:36:47
  • 08/04 Deary 5-M Road Race - my 1st race ever 39:37
  • 11/06 VMG 5K 21:05
  • 07/06 Boombox Mile 6:12

Breaking The Tape

Upcoming Races 2010

Stay Tuned!

For Love of Mud and Blood

The upcoming race on Saturday (April 16) will be my first trail race, my first ten-mile race and my first out-of-state race. The only expectations I have are to have fun, get a little muddy and meet some new people. No time-related goals at all. For me, this is a no-pressure race, reminding me that there can be joy in racing and not just numbers and awards.

This is how the race application describes the event:

This is not a regular race! It is a trail race, which means you’ll have rocks, roots, and plenty of mud and puddles to deal with. Falling down on your derriere is a distinct possibility. The course will be well marked with survey tape. Markings will be placed the day before the race. There are some steep hills, steep down hills, and a few small stream crossings, but footing is very good for a trail race. Roadsters will enjoy the change and if you’re careful, falling down may be avoided. NOT!!!! The course runs parallel to the Merrimack River and is out and back. The trail is well defined and offers some gorgeous views of the river and countryside. You will forget that you are 5 miles from two bustling, historic cities. The main purpose of this race is to provide the opportunity to use this great trail which is so close to most of us, to introduce trail running to the area, and to have fun. So try it out and don’t wear a good pair of white socks, they won’t be white for long.

I’ll be a stone’s throw from Annalisa’s stomping grounds, but sadly she will be jetting off to Ohio for the weekend. Not sure if anyone else from the RBF will be there…maybe Chris?

I didn’t get any running in over the weekend. I won’t whine or offer excuses. It’s a new week in the log book, ending with a 10 mile trail full of roots, rock, mud, blood and fun.

And a cool t-shirt, of course.

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