Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mission Accomplished!

I hadn't been longer than 8 miles in two months, so the goal today was 10 at Ave S and the aquecduct (which is out and back twice). It has been two months exactly since my calf injury, can you believe it. My mileage was cut back over 50% for the last two months. So today the goal was a healthy 10 miles. Well, mission accomplished, I had a nice run, 5 miles with a headlamp and 5 miles at sunrise in just under 80 minutes (8:46, 8:21, 7:59, 8:10, 7:54, 8:01, 8:07, 7:50, 7:39, 7:00). Dale, sorry I didn't let you know I was coming but I thought you would be out there. Missed ya I guess.

Chuck finished is back to back marathon weekend with a Maine Marathon today just under 4 hours! I got a text that said the last 6 miles were a battle with fatigue. I can only imagine! So mission accomplished Chuck! Congratulations! Back to back marathons in new states, both under 4 hours!

Mission Accomplished for Sergio Reyes who won the Twin Cities Marathon this morning in 2:14:02 (also a PR by over a minute) and took home the 2010 USA marathon purse of $25,000! Not bad for two hours of work! had the race live on their website but blew it when their camera batteries died half way through. Luckily I had an insider texting me with updates. Sergio's wife Aimee was on the lead car! Two guys took off at the start and Sergio hung back with the chase pack with 3 other guys. At about half way they caught the other group and finished as a pack of three. Sergio pulled ahead at the end and won by only 7 seconds! Congratulations Sergio, can't wait to hear more about it! I can't believe it has been a year since Andi and I ran Twin Cities last October.


Dale Lister said...

Sorry I missed you Karl. You did not RSVP - I decided I would rather sleep in and run in the afternoon - even in the heat....

Great to hear about your run!

Super great to hear about Sergio!

Thanks for sharing the video.

Chuck said...

Thank you for sharing the video. I have really enjoyed watching and reading all of the news about Sergio!