Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slacker

Ok, I feel like such a slacker.  I haven't posted a blog entry in days.  I just get so dang busy.  Also, I work with computers all day and sometimes, I just don't feel like staying on one all night as well!  I have to make sure I comment on all my DM friends entries and that can take up to an hour sometimes.  LOL

Anyway, I had a bad week last week.  I did a long run the Sunday before and since I usually take Mon and Tue off, I though I'd have plenty of time to recoup.  Instead, I ended up feeling poorly for a couple more days.  The weather here has been brutal for this part of the country.  The temps got down to the teens in some places.  That and the fact that I didn't feel real good, keep me from running until last Fri. 

I had a 5K race on Sat and did pretty well.  I didn't post a new PR, but I did manage to take the Grand Master Award.  The course had some pretty decent hills and since I wasn't 100%, my time was a bit off my average 5K time.  Finished in 24.16.  That's about 30s off my usual time. 

This race was in a different town then where I live.  It was about an hour down the road.  It's kinda nice running some place different sometimes.  A chance to meet new runners.  There wasn't anyone from my area at this race.  Anyway, I did just that.  Got to meet some new people.  It was a YMCA race and they put on a nice event.  Great course and after party.  Always like fruit after my races and they did a good job having plenty on hand.  No complaints.  Oh and the awards were awesome.  The GM medal was sweet!  Probably the best one I have seen for a 5K event.

Last Sunday I got in about 7.5 miles.  Just didn't have the energy to push it any further.  I wanted to get more in since I am running a 1/2 marathon on Jan 15th.  Like I said earlier, I just didn't feel real great all that week.  The Sunday before I managed to get in 12+ miles.  I just have to make sure I have enough energy the day of my the race.  I'll push for 13+ this coming Sunday.

I'll try to make sure I do better keeping up with this blog.  Maybe not a post every day, but at least a few times a week. 

My next race is a 4-miler at the Florabama Lounge on the Florida/Alabama line.  It is an annual event and draws a good number of runners.  If you're there, look for me.

Remember my friends, "Real athletes run, others just play games!".

1 comment:

Suzanad said...

Hey Steve, what's a Grand Master award? It sounds awesome!