Wednesday, February 19, 2014


After the December 7th race, I only ran one more time - 3 miles on December 30.  I once again failed to run 1,000 miles during a year.  In fact, of the four full years of running, this was the lowest yearly total - 750.2.  Heartbreaking...

Friday, February 14, 2014

December 7, 2013 - Jingle Bell Jog

Time 23:38. Pace 7:37.

Cloudy. Cold!  22 degrees according to bank thermometer down the street. 2nd of 4 in 40-44 male age group. 12 of 65 overall.

November 9, 2013 - Sango UMC 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile

It was a chilly 39 degrees. I finished the 10k in 46:38, a pace of 7:31. 1 of 6 in 40-49 age group. 8 of 55 overall. Last weekend's Breeze Leaves 10k at Montgomery Bell was my fastest until today. I was hoping to beat it. B&L had rolling hills, with the first mile just about all uphill. Today's was flat for the most part. I beat it by 1:12! Then I ran the 5k.

I ran the 5k in 24:07, a 7:47 pace. 2 of 9 in 40-49 age group. 7 of 103 overall. At mile 3, the 10k beforehand began to take affect. I did manage to keep each mile under 8:00 pace.

Then I did the mile in 20:35. Yes, 20:35. I took Lainey on her 2nd one mile fun run. She didn't do as well as she did in the Go Commando. This one started up a long hill, so she didn't want to run as much. There also wasn't as many people/kids running to motivate her, because she ran just about the whole Go Commando and probably just over half of this one. She got her 2nd participation medal, though.

November 2, 2013 - Montgomery Bell Breeze and Leaves 10k

Time: 47:50.  Pace: 7:43.

WON the 10k OVERALL. Got $150. Personal record. Probably only 20 people in it, though.

                                                     I am NOT in the 50-59 Age Group.

October 26, 2013 - Austin Peay Homecoming 5k

Time: 0 hr 24 min 19 secs
Pace: 7:51 min/miles
Weather:Cloudy. cold!

Emerald hill. My first time to do it since they changed course. Still has hills. Probably more. Always seems to be cold for this run. 735. 748. 746. 113. Overall 25 of 106. 3 of 4 40-44 males.

October 19, 2013 - Go Commando Half Marathon

Time: 1 hr 54 min 44 secs
Pace: 8:45 min/miles
Weather:cloudy. cool. some rain

Cloudy. Some rain. Felt really cold when I finished. Failed at goal to be under 1:45:00, but I finally got a 2013 half under 2 hours. Overall 161 of 702. 9 of 35 in 40-44 males. 124 of 342 males. Went home and changed clothes and went back to run a mile with Lainey.

October 12, 2013 - Rotary Trail 5k

Time: 33:49.  Pace 10:55
 Race was closer to 3.2 than 3.1 miles. The guy even said it could be a little long. But since it was to be 5k, I went with 3.1 for pace. Watch had 3.17 miles at 10:39 pace. 30 of 86 overall. 2 of 7 in 40-44 male, actually 3rd of 8, because one master winner was in age group.

September 21, 2013 - Houston County Fair 5k

Time: 0 hr 23 min 13 secs
Pace: 7:29 min/miles

Official time 23:13. Missed PR by 7 seconds. I had 23:44 - forgot to stop watch. I had pace of 7:35, was actually 7:29. Had best pace of 3:54!-has to be error or when started off too fast.  Mile 1 was 6:46. M2 - 7:34. M3 - 8:07. I wanted all under 8:00. Those 7 seconds cost me PR. Last 0.1 miles - 53 seconds - didn't help either. I was 3rd overall of 25. Three of 9 males. Got first in age group but was really second, because overall winner John Beard was excluded. There was only one other male in age group .

June 22, 2013 - Muddy Buddy

Distance: 4.2 miles
Time: 1 hr 00 min 03 secs
Pace: 14:18 min/miles

We finished 7th of 13 in Wave 2. Good enough to finish 3rd in Wave 1, and 2nd in Wave 3. 10th of 30 overall. It was hot!  Last year it was at the old zoo, so we did get some shade. This year it was "urban" - downtown Nashville - on pavement and concrete. I slept for 15.5 hours afterwards.

June 8, 2013 - Bust a Move 5k in Erin

0 hr 26 min 30 secs
Pace: 8:33 min/miles

Pushed Lainey in stroller. Mouth so dry couldn't swallow water. Think finished 8th time or places kept.