Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Dang it's getting Cold Out Here!
So after a week of middle 70's weather down in Florida, I come back to the middle 30's in windy Chicago. OOh what a difference a week makes.
I ran the local 10k when I was down in Florida. I was hoping, well kinda of anyway, running a sub 7:00min pace race. Not sure why, but I thought I could. They had around 2000 people mixed in running the 10k and 5k. Mass start with and out and back course around the local park. I started out not to bad. Running around a 7:00 min pace the first half of the race. Then mentally I felt burned out, legs felt heavy, and taught I rather be running around on a trail somewhere right now. But finished I did with a 46:38 (7:31 pace). I even took some short walking breaks at the end so I'm not sure how I even ended up with that pace.
But overall I finished
18 of 74 in my age group
101 of 453 males
122 of 979 total overall
So I guess I can take that for now and work on getting faster in '08.
So with a trail 50k in about 4 weeks I headed to my woods on Sunday. Cold as it may be. I was able to run a 19 mile trail run. Besides for some deer scaring the crap out of me, I was pretty happy to complete that. At least it was a start, hopefully the start I need to get going again.
Like my Tri friend mentioned to our running group as I started to take off to get some more in miles in. "he's getting ready for a 100". I finally realized for some strange reason, it finally sank in, CRAP I really am. So time to change my ways and get rid of this extra 10lbs I have gained. And yes, start watching what I eat, because I need to find that trail runner in me once again.