Thursday, May 28, 2009

7 mile easy run

The plan was to run 8-10 this morning but felt sluggish on the run and cut it short. Ran 7 miles on my regular Quartz Hill tour loop and called it a day averaging just under 8:00 pace. It felt way slower than that.

I forgot to talk about my new sock purchase two weeks ago. I bought some injinjis at REI while in Las Vegas and have been wearing them on my long runs. I didn't know if I would like the toe sock design but they are awesome and not nearly as expensive as the drymax or other brands. They do run about $12 a pair.

Also I heard a rumor from Dale that the new owner of the LA Marathon Frank McCourt (also the owner of the Dodgers) were interviewed during the race on Monday and said that his vision for the race next year is to start at Dodger Stadium and end at the beach, running through downtown LA and Hollywood etc! We'll see how many strings he can pull but if he pulls it off I might be interested.

Congratulations to HDR Chuck Fieland who ran the LA marathon on Monday in 3:15:44! Is that a PR Chuck? That is an awesome time (avg pace 7:28). Age grade 71.2% and 10th in the 50-54 age group. I would love to hear how it all went down Chuck. He almost cracked into the top 200. Think about CIM in December to run even faster!


Chuck Fieland said...

My PR is 2:59:17 in 1997 on the old Las Vegas course. I ran a 2:59:59 at the Coeur d' Alene Marathon in 2002. This was my 20th consecutive Los Angeles Marathon. My best time for the LA Marathon was 3:02:56 in 2002.

My goal was 3:15. Knowing that the 2nd half is a little more difficult then the first I decided to go out at 1:36 and try to finish with a 1:39. My splits were 1:36:06 / 1:39:38. I was pleased with my effort and race plan.

I am running the Route 66 Marathon on November 22th, in Tulsa, OK. I ran the CIM Marathon in very raining and windy conditions in 3:06:40 in 2001. Have you run the CIM Marathon before?

Do not know if you saw the incredible time that 60 year old Yoshihisa Hosaka from Japan ran in the LA Marathon. He ran 2:39:33 for 28th place overall. They have an article on him in this month's Running Times.

Dale Lister said...

Wow - I also want to add a "good job" to Chuck..