Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
The kids have been playing in the back of the truck for weeks for hours at a time. They set up their lawn chairs and fishing poles in the back. Never mind the playground equipment that's sitting in the background rotting away that we paid a couple thousand dollars for last year. If I would have known this I would have bought a wrecked truck from the auction and set it out back. Who knew?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
It was a very nice morning for the start of the race. A little chilly approx. 40 degrees, some people I saw were shirtless (freaks) and our first runner (Juan) ran in nothing but a tank top and shorts (crazy). Juan ended up running a 6:25 pace, well done. Garth ran the second leg, and he's been fighting injuries so he wasn't sure what would happen. He ended up running good, but I don't know what his average was. I ran the third leg and I ran with Nike Dri fit tops and bottoms, I did not want to be cold. My knee has been injured for the last two weeks so I had not ran at all. I was a little worried about how I would do. My knee ended up not being a concern at all, it felt great. I ran 6.3 miles at a 6:34 pace. I was happy with that.
Here is our number one runner for Team Herm 1. Finishing the race in perfect form as usual. I think Aaron ran sub 6:00 mile pace for approx. 7 miles. His fans were very happy to see him do so well again.
Team Herm 1 (Juan, Garth, Kevin, Aaron), after a couple hours after the race awaiting our prize for being the FASTEST relay team in the Open division.
Oh Yea, here is the Hermz team (Missy, Jake, Melody). They did alright I guess. They ended up coming in first for the Co-ed relay teams. Missy and Melody ran great. Jake is a pretty good runner. He ran the last two legs (approx. 13 miles) at a average pace of 5:20. Missy ran the second leg and was going to hand off to Jake, but Jake was no where to be found, so Missy stood at the exchange point waiting for him. Apparently a couple minutes later he arrived after a pre race pee. I was told that he ran the first mile at a 4:20 pace to make up for his late start. I was not aware of all this because I was far ahead by this time. Well, not far enough, Jake comes flying by me like I was standing still. He was talking to me and telling me what had happened, all I could get out of my mouth was "OOOKKK", "Good Job", and he was gone.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Total time of my race was 40:53, my goal was to keep it below 41 minutes, so I was happy. I think it works out to be a 6:34 average per mile. I placed third overall and third in my age group (30 to 39). It figures the other two infront of me were my age.
Coach's laid out a game plan to run the first two miles at 6:37 average, so I stuck to that and by mile three and four I felt good. I knew I was in fourth position so I focused on passing the third place guy, but decided not to kill myself and try to catch the 2nd place guy, he finished around 39:40 or so.
I made sure that I drank HEED in the morning and had a GEL right before the start and of course after the race had a RECOVERITE.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Below is the average speed, miles, and time it took to ride up to the top of the hill.
because I had Kendall's soccer practice to go to and I was not going to make it home and back in time for that. Above is a picture I found of a nice little hill that alot of cyclist ride in Hawaii, its called KoleKole pass.