Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Preliminary Results Are In

It's looking like 1st, 3rd and 15th overall at the Shamrock Duathlon down in CT today with John Babcock setting a new CR?


1st (Keri), 2nd (Donna) and 3rd (Bob) overall up at the Blackbear Du in NH with Keri setting a new CR?

Not too shabby (especially for Donna and Bob with their tired IM legs!!!)

Shamrock results

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free Speed

The run project continues to net notable results! I met a major objective today by stepping out the door and averaging 6:00/mile pace on one of my standard training loops: An undulating 6.28 mile course that takes me out through Annisquam and back . 37:44 without having to push. Even better: This is only week 5 of the training progression so I'm just getting the ball rolling again (and still toting plenty of extra "chub-chub" around the midsection!) after having not run, or done much else for that matter, for about 6 months.

No knee or SI joint pain to speak of. After 2+ years dealing with that BS EVERY time I headed out to train or race, you could say that it's a major relief. I must have seen about 8 - 10 PTs, MTs, MDs etc. and nothing worked.

Three or four months ago I was ready to hang it all up and never run again. Now I get up and am excited to hit the roads every day!

Although I have no plans to race in 2010, this little side project has been a ton of fun. I'm now cruising at 70.3 race pace in easy training runs and feel better than ever. It's exciting to think about just how much faster I will run on race day if the motivation returns to cut back on work and refocus on racing. Overhauling my run mechanics has made an incredible improvement in my running economy. I used to kill myself to hold 5:45 - 5:55/mile pace in 70.3 events, but that pace is starting to feel like a comfortable steady state effort these days. It'll be exciting to see where things stand a year from now, especially if I decide to hit the circuit again.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Amierican 10k Record

Thanks to Dave Smith for passing this along!!!