Friday, May 8, 2009

5 mile easy run (38:20)

Today was another great morning for a run. I got in an easy 5 miles in 38 min (7:40 pace). My calves are still a little sore otherwise no complaints. I will start to ramp up the mileage next week.

Zac Patten shattered his PR by 7 seconds at the Desert Mountain League finals in the 1600m run 5:11! That was good enough for second place. He ran a very smart race according to his dad. See Clay’s commentary here. Congratulations Zac!

Minneapolis hosted the USATF road mile championships for men and women last night. My dad was able to go and said it was very exciting. Up and coming runner, David Torrence won the men’s race and $4000 but also broke 4min with a time of 3:59.3 for a $10,000 bonus. If you pause the video at 5:37 you can see my dad on the right side past the finish line. Shannon Rowbury won the women’s race, but did not hit the bonus time. Check out the women’s video too (Shannon’s form is so smooth).

My friends Ron and Julie Gallagher are in Santa Barbara for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. They are taking a group of first timers for the race on Saturday. It looks like a great course and the Santa Ynez Valley area isn’t affected by the fires. Good luck out there guys and have fun!

For anyone in the LA area there is a big track meet at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on May 16th. It is the Adidas Track Classic and there are some big names including Shalane Flannagan, Bernard Lagat, Shannon Rowbury, and Jordan Hasay. You can get a seat for as little as ten bucks!

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Really enjoyed watching both races and the post race interviews. Thank you for the link.