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

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Smiles and Frowns from My Favorite Race

Labor Day (Sept. 7th) was the seventh time I’ve had the pleasure of running the New Haven Road Race 20K. There were smiles and frowns that day:

Smiles:

I had the pleasure of sharing my drive down to the race with one of my new training partners – she’s lively and funny and darn good company in the car and on the roads. Our incessant chatter helped to keep those race day butterflies under control.

I was able to catch up with all my Bloggy-Runner friends – always great to see familiar faces and swap stories. It may be a year between visits, but we seems to reconnect as if we just saw each other last week.

We had absolutely PERFECT racing weather. This was the best weather I can recall in all seven years that I’ve been on the course.

The little old ladies were on the bridge in their traditional spot, sitting in their old-school aluminum lawn chairs. They are always there, every single year, cheering for everyone like each runner is leading the pack. I don’t know what I will do if those ladies are ever NOT on the bridge.

Another annual tradition was honored as chocolate truffles were passed around after race as we gathered in our lopsided circle on the grass. The truffles were made by this guy, of course. YUM.

And the final high point of the day – a PR by 43 seconds.

Frowns:

My super-secret bathroom was ‘under construction’ which meant I had to wait in the looong Porta-Potty line.

The beer line was so loooong that I actually decided that I would not drink my favorite beer of the whole summer (the brand of beer itself is not my favorite, just the act of having that cold cup of delicious beer at the end of that race.)

However, the very worst moment of all: when I realized that I had lost my Garmin Forerunner 305, given to me as a gift by my coach and containing all my mile splits for the day.

Overall, I’d say that the day ‘broke even’ and I can live with the results.

Since then, I’ve run a half-marathon (in the pouring rain) as part of a 22-mile training run and have registered for another half-marathon for this coming weekend. The training is quickly coming to a close and it’s just a few more weeks until I get to run in our nations capital!

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