Friday, November 20, 2009

5 mile recovery run

No watch today just an easy 5 miles to loosen up and recover from yesterday. It felt like about 8:30 - 9:00 pace. It sure is getting cold out there in the morning. Last weekend I returned my Kayano 15s. I traded them in for a pair of New Balance 1225s. After wearing them at work for a few days I took them for their first spin today and the shoe feels much better on my right foot. Now I have to decide between the 1224 and the 1225 for race day!

Oh, and by the way, Ray Ostrander, a male runner from California Lutheran University, qualified for the Division III National Championships last weekend with his 10th place finish at the Regional meet at Pomona College. He will run at the National Championships in Ohio this weekend. It has been 13 years since CLU has sent a male runner to Nationals. His name was Jed Colvin, who I had the pleasure of running with for one track season in 1998.

My best finish at an NCAA Div III championship race was in 1999 in Estacata, Or where I ran 29:58 for 8k and was 86th place (out of 108) see results here. It was the only time I broke 30 minutes in a championship race. I was a much better runner than that but either injury or poor race tactics kept my PR at 29:12 for 8k cross country.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Thank you for sharing some of your college running experiences. I enjoyed looking at the results.