2011 In Numbers
PRs: 4 (13.1M, 4 Mile, 5K, 10K)
Miles Run: 2110
Shoe Pairs: 4?
Prize Money+Gift Certificates: $125
2011 in Races
At the time I was thinking "never again", but the memory must have faded because here I am, all signed up with Derry just three weeks away!
Derry Boston Prep 1-23-11 43/657 16M 1:49:30 6:51
Old Fashioned 10M A mediocre effort. Training had been very challenging (my logs including such entries as (*** treacherous w/ snowmelt!) (imagine black diamonds in place of asterisks), and (more snow, sheesh!) --after two consecutive missed days.
Foxboro Old Fashioned 10M 2-20-11 47/521 10M 1:03:22 6:20
Hyannis Half Marathon 2-27-11 47/2683 13.1 1:23:20 6:22
Blue Hills Fox Trot 10M 4-10-11 2/139 10M 1:07:27 6:45
KBVCM (keybank marathon) 5-29-11 287/2668 26.2 3:29:51 8:00
Highland Sky 40M 6-18-11 62/178 41M 9:18:16 really slow
Bridgton 4 on the 4th 7-4-11 19/1850 4M 23:24 5:51
Houghton's Pond Trail Race My first race back after Achilles pain made me take 10 solid days off running. That sucked. This was mainly just a reference-point. I lacked the endurance to effectively race at 10K distance, especially over hills.
Houghton's Pond 10K (trail) 10-2-11 9/228 10K 39:18 6:20
Canton Fall Classic 10K The freak snowstorm that cancelled the Bills Pizzeria 5K also postponed the CFC, so I decided to hop in. At first I was exhilarated about winning it, but on reflection, it's hard to take it seriously. Let's just refer to the Race Highlights, shall we?
"Woodruff's winning time was the slowest for men in the race's history. The men's field was greatly affected by the reschedule. The new date conflicted with a New England Championship meet where several expected competitors ran for their clubs"Consider me deflated.
Canton Fall Classic 10K 11-6-11 1/188 10K 36:06 5:48
Norwood Turkey Trot 11-20-11 9/612 4M 21:56 5:29
GNRCYO 5K: This was the last race of what I think of as my Fall Season. I really wanted to cap it strongly with a PR--and I did! There's really nothing with quite the same short-lived savor as setting a PR. It's sublimely delicious--for about 5 seconds. Then you start thinking, "hmm, maybe I can do 16:30".
GNRCYO 5K 12-3-11 3/144 5K 16:49 5:24