The highlight of 2014 was a 159-day “run streak” from May 26 to October 31, during which at least one mile was run each day. Sometimes biking or walking workouts (or both) were done as well. The extra training paid off, as strong PRs were achieved on both races.
Races in 2014
- Parkinson’s Half Marathon
Glacial Drumlin Trail, Cottage Grove
April 19, 2014 at 8 am
13.11 mi / 1:56:16 (8:52 pace)
- Nice morning: cool but sunny with a light breeze. I didn’t feel very strong, so I ran slow and steady. Took the last hill, still running this year (last year I had to walk some of it). Official time of 1:56:16 was a PR by nearly 3 minutes, and last year's course was 1/3 of a mile short. Placed 6th of 12 in 55-59 age group (1st place was 1:33!), 95th of 156 males, and 146th overall out of 356 runners. I was much less sore than last year. I was pleased with this result.
- Milton Independence 10K
Milton High School
July 4, 2014 at 8:30 am
6.14 mi / 50:33 (8:14 pace)
- All I can say is WOW. Great weather, no pain before, during, or after the run… I simply glided through this race, finishing with a 4-minute PR and 3rd place in the 55-59 age group.