|Race Name||Date||Location||Time||Place||Award||Notes||Distance (miles)||Pace|
|Brookfield Lions Run For Sight||1/1/2007||Brookfield High School, Brookfield CT||0:24:35.0||5||2nd place 40-49 AG||Temperature in the 40s, raining, 100+ runners, several runners
from the Roxbury series were there.
Won a huge Apple Pie.
This was not my best race. I could have attacked the hills harder - the hills were moderate, and I held back too much going up them. I wouldn't have caught up to #4 finisher, but I could have made 24 minutes even - maybe. I was running alone for the last 2 miles - I just caught a glimpse of the flashing light on the police car leading the race on the long, straight stretch of Long Meadow Hill Rd.
|Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon||2/4/2007||San Francisco, CA||1:23:31.0||103||1 - 6:48
2 - 6:16
3 - 6:24
4 - 6:22
5 - 6:06
6 - 6:14
7 - 6:13
8 - 6:23
9 - 6:30
10 - 6:33
11 - 6:18
12 - 6:19
13.1 - 7:14
Very crowded at start (5000 runners) - net downhill, but mostly flat. Went through Golden Gate Park, then out and back on Great Highway, next to Pacific Ocean. Never alone on this race. Went last few miles with a small group of 3 or 4 runners, passed almost 20 other runners in last few miles.
|Roxbury Race Series - Up Chalbyes (2.4 miles)||2/17/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:14:51.0||2||Cold day, 1st mile in about 5:45||2.4||0:06:11.3|
|Roxbury Race Series - ice shortened down Chalbyes||2/24/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:14:16.0||4||Cold, very windy. I was in third until the last half mile. #3 finisher caught up to me. We traded off going into the wind a few times, trying to catch up to #2, but I spent my last energy going up a steep section into very strong gusts of wind. I ended up jogging in the last section for 4th place.||2.3||0:06:12.2|
|Polar Bear Run||2/25/2007||Polar Bear Run -
New Preston, CT
|0:47:39.0||9||Cold and windy, but not as bad as yesterday's race in Roxbury or
last year's Polar Bear Run. Started a
few rows back from the line - 3 second difference in gun time and chip
(chip time: 47:36)
Worked hard through the whole race. Passed several people in the first mile, a few more in the miles 2 and 3. After that there was some passing back and forth among a few runners until the end.
1 - 3: 18:21 (6:07 pace)
4: 24:42 (6:21)
5: 30:56 (6:15)
6: 37:34 (6:38)
7: 43:52 (6:18)
7.6: 47:39 (3:47 for 0.6)
|Ice - shortened Roxbury Race Series - Hemlock||3/3/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:18:00.0||5||Icy road / not too cold / out and back to bottom of Hemlock and back||2.8||0:06:25.7|
|Roxbury Race Series - Down Hemlock||3/10/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:21:16.0||4||Decided beforehand to go out faster than normal at the start - I
ended up going out too fast, and the first 3 finishers passed me early
on. I was able to barely hold off the
2nd mile was 5:45, which included a lot of down hill, but also some gentle up hill.
|Roxbury Race Series - Down Chalbyes, Up Ranney Hill||3/24/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:22:56.0||2||Stayed back this time - I knew I couldn't keep up with first place finisher, so I just maintained second place||3.6||0:06:22.2|
|Roxbury Race Series - Jeep Trail||3/30/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:27:29.0||6||Ran easy - tempo - resting for tomorrow.||3.95||0:06:57.5|
|Greater Danbury Road Races - 5K||4/1/2007||Rogers Park, Danbury||0:17:38.0||5||2nd place 40-49 AG||Temperature in the 40s - about 260 runners in the 5K race. Most of the fast runners ran the Half
M1 - 5:31
M2 - 5:59
M3.1 - 6:08 (5:35 pace)
PR (by 42 seconds!) on certified course
Went through first mile in 4th place. 2nd place finisher passed me just after 1 mile mark. I felt as sick after this race as I did after my first 5K race 2 years ago.
|Roxbury Race Series - Down Hemlock, up Ranney Hill||4/7/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:30:17.0||16||Resting up for Boston in about one week…||4.2||0:07:12.6|
|111th Boston Marathon||4/16/2007||Boston, MA||3:01:30.0||1043||Boston Marathon 2007
Much of this race was all a blur. I just don't remember very much about it. My goal was 2:55 - around a 6:40 per mile pace.
Mile 1 - 6:59 - Slower than I wanted, but the pace was dictated by going with the crowd in the 2nd corral.
Miles 2 - 4: 6:23, 6:25, 6:30 - All too fast, and I was trying to slow down a bit.
Miles 5 - 14:
6:48, 6:41, 6:44, 6:44, 6:44, 6:48, 6:42, 6:35, 6:40, 6:44 - Finally I was close to the pace I wanted to be at, and I hit the half-way point at 1:27:27. It was great hearing the screams from Wellesley College from what seemed like half a mile away. I took my first gel at 1 hour - about 9 miles.
Mile 15: 6:54 - From this point on, it was very difficult to run. I had a side stitch, I guess, for a while, and my calf muscles began to hurt here, I think. It felt like I was going slower than I was.
|Miles 16-17: 13:52 (6:56 pace) - trying to work through
Miles 18 - 25: 7:05, 7:08, 7:38, 7:45, 7:04, 7:20, 7:15, 7:29 - Lots of people passing me in these miles, although I was still passing some. I took my second gel at the 2 hour mark, around 18 miles.
1.2 Mile (26.2) : 8:32 (7:07 pace) - I managed a bit of a quicker pace, and I was able to pass a few people towards the end.
Official Time: 3:01:30
So I missed my goal by 6:30, and from mile 15 on, it was painful running - just trying to get one more mile at a time closer to the end. Although I did slow down on the up hills, they did not seem that bad to me - if I wasn't already hurting from the previous miles, I felt I could have handled them with no problem. The down hills late in the race were tougher. It was frustrating not being able to cruise down them as I normally would.
Still, it was a good experience. The spectators were great - standing out in the rain. I got a charge of energy high-fiving five or six kids in a row, when I happened to be running over on their side of the road. And for some reason, I got a kick out of seeing the group of spectators ringing cowbells and wearing "More Cowbell" t-shirts.
|Roxbury Race Series - Judds Bridge Rd 4.8 miles||4/21/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:30:35.0||4||M1 - 5:55, M2 - 6:10, M3 - 6:13, M4 - 6:39, M4.8 - 5:38||4.8||0:06:22.3|
|Roxbury Race Series - High Bridge - 4.3mi||4/28/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:27:24.0||2||M1 - 5:49, M2 - 5:56, M3 - 6:22, M4 - 7:14, M4.3 - 2:03||4.3||0:06:22.3|
|Roxbury Race Series -
High Bridge - 4.3mi
|5/5/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:27:09.0||3||M1 - 5:54, M2 - 5:54, M3 - 6:20, M4 - 7:08, M4.3 - 1:53||4.3||0:06:18.8|
|Branson 10K for Good Friend||5/6/2007||Ridgefield, CT||0:39:08.0||5||M1 - 6:08, M2 - 5:42, M3 - 6:00, M4 - 6:26, M5 - 7:09, M6 - 6:18, M6.2 - 1:24||6.2||0:06:18.7|
|Roxbury Race Series - Down Hemlock, Up Ranney - 4.2mi||5/12/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:26:35.0||2||M1 - 6:31, M2 - 6:10, M3 - 7:17 (?), M4 - 5:41 (?), M4.2 - 0:56 (?)||4.2||0:06:19.8|
|Roxbury Race Series - 1 Mile||5/26/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:05:42.0||9||1||0:05:42.0|
|Washington Trails 10K Road Race||5/28/2007||Durham, CT||0:39:00.0||9||M1 - 6:07, M2 - 6:02, M3 - 6:47, M4 - 6:38, M5 - 6:14, M6 - 5:57, M6.2 - 1:15||6.2||0:06:17.4|
|Roxbury Race Series - down Chalybes - 2.4 miles||6/2/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:14:41.0||2||2.4||0:06:07.1|
|Human Race 5K (short)||6/3/2007||Danbury, CT||0:15:33.0||2||2nd place overall||Race at Danbury Fair Mall - short: actually about 2.7 miles||2.7||0:05:45.6|
|Roxbury Race Series - Judds Bridge Rd 4.8 miles||6/9/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:33:00.0||3||M1 - 6:37, M2 - 6:33, M3 - 7:15, M4 - 7:03, M4.8 - 5:32||4.8||0:06:52.5|
|Litchfield Hills Road Race||6/10/20007||Litchfield, CT||0:44:47.0||44||M1 - 5:34, M2 - 6:08, M3 - 6:07, M4 - 6:34, M5 - 6:14, M6 - 6:28, M7.05 - 7:43||7.05||0:06:21.1|
|Roxbury Race Series - Sentry Rd - 6.6 miles||6/16/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:43:10.0||1||1st place overall||My first win at Roxbury this year!
M1 - 6:05, M2 - 6:03, M3 - 6:09, M4 - 6:58, M5 - 7:19, M6 - 6:42, M6.6 - 3:56
|Roxbury Race Series - 4.3 miles||6/23/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:30:49.0||10||Resting for tomorrow's Half Marathon in Fairfield.||4.3||0:07:10.0|
|Fairfield Half Marathon||6/24/2007||Fairfield, CT||1:24:15.0||37||(1:24:15
chip time, 1:24:19 gun time, 1:24:20 -
time by my own watch)
M1 - 6:14 M2 - 6:17 M3 - 6:23 M4,M5 - 13:03 M6 - 6:19 M7 - 6:50
M8 - 6:13 M9 - 6:21 M10 - 6:45 M11 - 6:28 M12 - 6:19 M13.1 - 7:07
|Roxbury Race Series -
Squire Rd - 5 Miles
out fairly fast down hill, but relaxed, not pushing the pace, not holding
back. Turning off Squire Rd onto Apple
lane, the first up hill is tough - tempted to walk, but kept up a minimal
running stride. There's a big down
hill after that to regain some energy, then its another short up hill, flat
out and back on South St for 1/2 mile, and up West Apple Lane for 1/2 mile to
M1 - 6:00 M2 - 6:09 M3 - 7:57 M4 - 6:39 M5 - 6:29
|Bethel Firecracker Road Race - 8K||7/4/2007||Bethel, CT||0:30:10.0||23||3rd place M 40-44 AG||Good weather - about 70 degrees.
Caught up with 2nd place woman finisher in last mile - finished just
ahead of her, holding off a final kick near the finish line.
M1 - 5:38, M2 - 6:18, M3 - 6:04, M4 - 5:59, M5 - 6:13
|Roxbury Race Series - Squire Rd - 5 Miles||7/7/2007||Roxbury, CT||0:32:22.0||5||I was more careful in my pacing as compared to last week's race
- improved on the hills of Mile 3 by 24 seconds, and the whole race by 51
seconds. (I added 21 seconds to the first 2 miles, which are mostly
M1 - 6:11 M2 - 6:19 M3 - 7:33 M4 - 6:15 M5 - 6:05
2007 Races - Part 2
Beat Frequencies - Running