Quickening my 5k time week after week at #cc5kFridays
April 23, 2016
After nursing my aching lumbago and missing race 3 of the Crystal City 5k Fridays series of races, I stopped exercising for two whole weeks and returned for week 4. I ran what I thought was a fast race, for me, but when I finished my girlfriend remembered a 45-something-minute time instead of my races times […]
Still not dead last and I gained a wee bit in both pace and time
April 9, 2016
Last night I ran the second of five Friday night 5k runs in what’s called the Crystal City 5k Fridays series sponsored by Pacers Running. Long and short of it: I shaved six seconds from my time last week: 46:17 vesus 46:11. Then, in terms of rank, 488th out of 497 men, this week it’s 510th […]
Not DFL in my first Crystal City 5k Fridays race!
April 2, 2016
I wasn’t DFL last night. I ran the first Crystal City 5K Friday race last night and was 488 out of 497 for my gender — not last! — and I was the 1,070th finisher out of 1,126 finishers! I am not sure if I was DFL for my age group, but I doubt it. That’s […]
In praise of being dead last in a race
March 18, 2016
As I told you last week, last Saturday I ran the Four Courts Four Miler. I finished!
Running my first road race this Saturday!
March 10, 2016
OK, I have been working really hard. Every weekend, my girlfriend and I run three or four miles together, though it’s been since 2012 that I have last run a 5k race. And, though I am in no position to run a four-mile run in the Arlington hills, this is perfect timing. My girl […]