Archive for May, 2007

2007 Spring Lake 5

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

I ran the Spring Lake 5 again this year. The temperature was in the mid 70s with no breeze and no relief from the sun, so it was hot during the race. Apparently, about 50 people were treated for heat stroke.

I set my PR for the SL5 race, finishing in 34:18, an average pace of 6:52. I placed 179th out of 7,642 runners. I expect to do much better in the Belmar 5 this July, since the SL5 race is more challenging. Each year I’ve done both these races, I’ve always performed better in Belmar than in Spring Lake; I think the SL5 has some gradual hills in miles two, three and four.

I met up with Nora at her mom’s house in Belmar before the race. Cielo and her husband Jose, Jon and Toby met there with us, then we all drove to Spring Lake. After the race, Jeannie, the boys and I had to leave right away so I could get home to pack. I left for a camping trip at Lake George that afternoon.

Test iFrame

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007