Sunday, July 16, 2006

Training 7/10 - 7/16

Mon-Boatman Hill Rd, 4 mi, 31:50, 7:58/mi

Tues- Dave's Dirty Devil Run, 6.6 mi, 47:39, 7:13/mi

Weights, upper#2, 39 min


Thurs-MKT, 6 mi, 51:00, 8:30/mi

Fri-Red, White, and Green Estate 5K (3.1 mi), 21:59, 7:05/mi

This first annual run took place at 7:30 pm in Mexico, MO with a temperature of 88 F and quite humid. It was sponsored by the City of Mexico, Mexico YMCA, and the Mexico Bulldogs Cross Country Team. The Mid-Missouri Road Runner had planned to run this race together, but only 4 of our small group participated. The race started near a lake and took place on the Green Estates. The course started on gravel and then meandered around a mowed grass path with a white line.

I followed a couple 18 yr olds at the beginning and they eventually pulled farther away once they were warmed up. I maintained my 3rd place position for about 1 mile. First mile split was 6:20. Then I was really starting to feel the heat. I was passed by one younger guy. My second mile split was 7:09, and then I was passed by 2 other guys, one the same age as me. Near the finish, I didn’t have much left and another guy sped past me so I finished in 7th place overall out of 50 people (mostly men). My last 1.1 mi split was 8:30.

Hugh finished in 25:19 and 14th overall. Our times were about 3 – 4 minutes slower than normal. We both placed 2nd in our age groups and received silver medals. Muffins and water were served after the race. Our friend Peggy in the 45-49 age group was first female overall due to the low number of female participants. She was quite surprised to win. James another MMRR, also was second in his age group.

Sat-Stephens Park/Grindstone, 8.75 mi, 1:14:57, 8:34/mi

Sun-HOA Marathon Course (Miles 4 – 22 - 20), 20 mi, 2:52:18, 8:37/mi
Temperature was 72 at the beginning of run and 88 by the end of the run. I expected pace to be slower and was pretty much wiped out by 15 miles, so took it slower the last 5 miles. I had water every 4 miles, but didn’t feel that was enough. Considering the heat and hilly course, it was a good run.

Running: 48.45 mi

Cycling: 0 mi

Weight-lifting: 39 min

YTD Running: 1064.65 mi

YTD Cycling: 288.5 mi

July 22nd-Smokin’ Chicks BBQ 5K
July 30th- Show-Me State Games 5K
August 5th-Great Sandbagger
September 4th-Heart of America Marathon
October 22nd-Chicago Marathon


Kurt said...

The heat is a killer for sure. Funny how it really just sucks the speed out of us. Good job though, you still finished overall in the top!

SRR said...

WAIT A MINUTE!! Did I miss something? Are you running in Chicago?

Andy Emerson said...

Yes, I'll be in Chicago! I just don't talk about it much since it is a few months away.

Hugh said...

The heat wasn't the only problem; for me, the loose gravel and the grass were severe impediments.