I’m working on a year end wrap-up post, but in the meantime you can catch up on what Matt and Kenny have been up to.
Winter racing (Matt George Roberts)
The first Freezeroo, the Bill Curran Memorial 5K, took place on Saturday, December 14th. A good amount of snow had fallen in the day or two prior, and the roads that morning looked like they hadn’t been plowed in some time. On top of that, the course we ran went on a bike path through a park and various parking lots, which made footing very treacherous. As a result, the race was decidedly not a fast race. I finished 3rd overall behind fellow Roadkill Racer Kenny Goodfellow and Dave Rappleyea. Kenny and Dave are sub-16:00 runners, and the three of us all ran from 17:25 to 17:37. Not a fast race at all.
Limits (Kenny Michael Goodfellow)
It’s a good time for me to look back at the past year and look to goals in the year ahead. Frankly, though, I’ve never really done that at the end of the year. I started recording mileage in the summer of 2008, but what good is data that is recorded and never used? Here are my mileage totals from 2009 to this year. Although I don’t use a GPS, these totals are probably fairly close. I always assume 7:00 pace for easy runs, despite the actual pace, and it seems to average itself out in the long haul.