Sunday, December 06, 2009

Busy Weekend

Well did two races in two days. Got our Christmas tree up and the house is decorated inside and out. First did a 5k at Penn State Brandywine on Saturday. This was a no frills trail 5k. There were no bib numbers no timers etc. We just got the command runners set and start. I ended up finishing first in a time of 20:31. Not my best time but it was cold, wet and an it was a trail run. Very neat event and lots of nice giveaways. Before the race we also got to hear Chirs McDougall talk about born to run and how he runs barefoot and how it is supposed to help you. I am interested in learning more about this but I am not sure barefoot running is something I will be doing in the near future. (by the way I beat him in the race) Overall this was a cool event especially that it was free and got to race in the snow.

Today I did the 32rd annual Brian"s Run. This used to be a 10K that started and ended at West Chester University but due to financial issues it moved to a high school in West Chester and it was changed to a 5 miler. This was a nice race also. I ran a 30:46. It was a tough course. Alot of hills and it was also cold. I hope they keep this race like this for the years to come.

Overall both races went well. I have been battling a cold and also I still not fully recovered from the Philadelphia Marathon so in these shorter races it is hard to find that extra gear. I am not sure if I will do anymore races this year. I hope to keep a base of 30 miles a week.

Enjoy the cold weather and stay warm and enjoy the holiday cheer.

I have also updated all my race results.

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