Monday, September 27, 2010

Half Marathon History

As the Cincinnati Half Marathon date approaches, I thought I'd take some time to research my previous times. Thanks to an awesome site called, this wasn't too hard!

State to State Half Marathon 2004 (my first and best) 9/27/04
2:11:23  |  10:22 pace  |  The website results say it was only 12.68 miles! Dumb!
summary: Very very sore knees, blamed on old shoes.

2006 Fying Pig Half Marathon 5/1/06
2:17:37  |   10:30 pace
summary: Getting over some sickness made it a little rough.

2008 Akron Half Marthon 9/27/08
2:43:54  |  12:31 pace
summary: The tail end of being sick, and about 40 pounds overweight.

2009 Flying Pig Half Marathon 5/3/09
2:35:25  |  11:51 pace
summary: Under-trained. Had to walk a lot. Not fun.

So. My first half marathon was my best. That is pretty funny.
I have now ran 11 miles at a 10:09 pace. So, it is quite possible that I could get a PR at the Cincy one October 23rd, and that is what I'm aiming for. It will be my first ever attempt at a long distance PR...hmmmm....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sidecut Park

Quite a few weekends ago (I think it was the last weekend in July) I did 7.5 miles up in Perrysburg at Sidecut Park. It was within running distance to from the inlaws, and all shady trails and paths. I wish there was something so convenient to run to where I live.

There was some nice scenery.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Catchup. Or catsup. Or ketchup.

Well, I got an anonymous "crickets..." comment on my last entry. Hint taken. Guess it's time to get back to this blogging thing.

Recent race highlights...Powder Keg Trail Run was quite possibly the most fun I've ever had at a race (other than my marathon). I should still give a bit of a write-up to that before I forget it all.

Training... for the Cincinnati Half Marathon is going well. I was sick a couple of weekends ago and somehow kept a slog up to finish around 8 miles. Now 10 has been conquered at the fastest pace I've ever ran 10 miles.

Biking...I get a ride in when I can. I am trying to figure out what to do over the winter. Because I think I would like to do more biking next year. busy. Nice and busy again. Not the greatest of projects, but the steady work is much appreciated and will hopefully allow for Fill Creative to gain some ground to be able to seek out some stuff we would like to do. Also, I have been trying to draw more, and was blissfully drawing regularly for a while. But it has been hard to fit it in recently. I'm hoping to fit it in again soon. The motivation is definitely there.

And now, because pictures make this blog better...

Wednesday night bowling.

The odd nubby things you could win in the claw game.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Woah - it's been too long! I need to get back to posting on this thing. Perhaps with a different outlook also. I've tried to make this blog interesting through sharing my running and racing adventures. But the truth is the daily running stuff just isn't all that exciting. So I think I'm going to try to dive in a little deeper and see what else I'm thinking around the subject of running.

For now, I have a slight cold. The 10 mile run that was supposed to happen this weekend got cut short to about 8 and it was slow and very painful. I felt like I could have laid down at any time and just fallen asleep. We'll do 10 next week. There are 7 more weeks until the half marathon - woohoo!

That's it for now. The Powder Keg 5K race report is in the works!