Sunday, December 20, 2009

5 mile easy run

I have been a little slow to build back up my mileage after the marathon but I have been busy with work, holiday planning and preparation, and just plain sleeping in. I figure now is the best time to do so. Starting in the new year I will have to hit it hard again. There are two all comers meets at Antelope Valley College on their new track in the beginning of the year that I am excited for. I don't have any leg speed right now but it will still be fun.

I ran an easy 5 today, down to Lane Park, two laps, and then back home. I was able to maintain a decent pace (I estimate 7:30-8:00) but did still feel tight in the calves and hamstrings.

I had some information to share with some of my readers:
Dale, did you hear that Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi will both be running the Boston Marathon with you in April? Ok not with you but in the same race. There will be lots of BUZZ for sure. I am excited for you. It will be fun to help you train and follow your progress on race day!

Chuck, I found two marathons that start in one state, travel through another, and finish in a third. I know that is probably cheating to count all three states in one race but I though it was a cool idea. Then I wondered, if you ran one of those races, which state would you count? The state that it started in or the state that it finished in? Here are the websites for the two races. I thought you would be interested.

Mesquite Marathon (looks like a fast course)
It starts in Utah, runs through Arizona, and finishes in Nevada.

Mother Road Marathon (first running in October)
It starts in Oklahoma, runs through Kansas, and finishes in Missouri.


Chuck said...

Thank you for the marathon information. When I ran the Marine Corps Marathon I had the same question? What state does it count as? I asked the president of the "50 States Marathon Club" this question in Casper, WY. He told me that it counts as Virginia, because it starts in Arlington. I have run 5 of 6 states that the two marathons cover. The only one that I am missing is Kansas.

Karl Stutelberg said...

Thanks Chuck, I knew you would know the answer to my question. So the state you get credit for is the state the race starts in. Interesting.

Chuck said...

Karl, You've got me thinking! Since the Marine Corps Marathon does not finish in a state, (it actually finishes in Washington DC) I really do not know the answer to your question. Since I ran 4:03 in the Marine Corps Marathon, I am planning on running the SunTrust Richmond Marathon sometime.

Dale said...

You can count a marathon towards either the state it starts in or the one it finishes in. (See rule #7)

Chuck, Since the club is fifty states (DC does not count) you would count Marine Corp for Virginia run.