Tuesday, February 12, 2008

January Racing

It looks like just Sue and I were on the race course last month.

Sue opened up the year with the Resolution Run in Weston on January 1 completing the 5K course in 22:12 and coming (big surprise here) first in her AG and sixth overall.

Now for a brief detour in our story:

The Boston Buildup is a race series that includes a 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, and 30K race. The first four of which are on the hilliest courses you can imagine! They are designed to either get you ready for a spring marathon or drive you into the ground. I am not sure which. The winter cold, the challenging courses, and the general paucity of available distance races this time of year brings out a very tough crowd. If you have any doubts you just need to know that the West Point Marathon team often shows up to run them!

We now return to our regular programming:

On January 20 Sue ran the 15K race held in Ridgefield finishing in just 1:10:39. Need help visualizing the course? Imagine starting the race at the lip of a really big bowl. Now run down the bowl and up the other side. Then turn around and run back the way you came. The elevation change involves about 350 feet of climbing. Ugh is probably the appropriate expression!

Matt/I ran the January 6 10K BB race in Norwalk finishing in 42:54, a time I must admit to having been disappointed in. It just goes to show how fast a 40+ year old body will slow down once training slacks off! So it is back on the road for me as I try to recover my speed from last fall before the Boston Marathon hits in April.