Wednesday, October 28, 2015

End of XC season and a new PR!

Gage ran his last 2 mile XC run yesterday and finished his season with a significant PR. He cut it around 40 seconds. His time was 11:17:03. He wants to run the Goblin Run 5k on Saturday/Halloween/Heston's birthday. Yes, that day will be super busy. 

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

First 15k, Razorback Run

This morning was a nice, crisp, fall morning. Overcast and cool, with lots of leaves all over the place. Made for a perfect day for my longest competitive run, thus far. It was a 15k, but an unfortunate miss of a turn, when taking a gel, it was actually 9.7 miles. My goal was to finish in under 1:45. Even with my added mileage I got 1:35. So I was happy. I heard the 5k was missing a very important volunteer that told runners when to turn back around. Most kept running and ran much longer than a 5k. I am thinking that made for some unhappy runners. At least with mine, I can only blame myself. 

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Slaughterpen 10k Run and Berryville XC dual day!

This past Saturday was a double dose of family running. I had originally signed up for the Slaughterpen 10k trail run months ago when Gage's XC schedule showed no conflicts. Well they since changed it and we had double duty and had to get a babysitter for the littles that morning. I ran my first trail run and a 10k one to boot. It was so hard. I had ran it up 4.5 miles before, but something about those last couple of miles killed. I was hurting in places that I never knew existed the day after. My overall time was 1:13. Not bad considering I was shooting for anything under 1:30. 

Gage and his team won their very first 2 mile Cross Country meet at Berryville. He got under his goal of 12 minutes and got 3rd place in his division, 12th place overall. This was the first official Cross Country meet for Haas Hall Bentonville, not including the Chili Pepper 5k last weekend. It was a fairly big 5k and had teams from all over the country. Gage got a side stitch and didn't do as well as he liked but still got a respectable time of 20 something for a 5k. He was much happier with this weekends run. He has another run a week from tomorrow at his former Jr. High. I will be running in 15k this Satuday, if I don't die. 

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