Archive for March, 2008

Bordentown St. Paddy’s Day 5K

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

I ran the St. Paddy’s Day race in Bordentown, NJ yesterday. It’s a 3.1 mile course and is relatively fast and flat. My finishing time was 20:17. This is a record for me, by just a few seconds. My pace was 6:54 per mile.

The weather was perfect for running — the morning rain had stopped and the temperature was in the high 40s or low 50s.

Matthew and Peter did the one mile children’s run before the 5K began. Matthew placed 16th with a time of 7:19 and Peter finished with a time of 9:19. Nice job guys!

E Murray Todd Half-Marathon

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

I ran the E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon on March 2, 2008. The weather was good for running – just cold enough for your hands to turn red, but not need gloves.
I finished in 1:34:51, which is a 7:15 pace. Considering the hills in this course, I’m am pleased with my finishing time.
I didn’t train specifically for this race. I simply used it as a training run for the New Jersey Marathon which I am doing on May 4, 2008.
My training schedule called for a 20 mile run on Sunday March 2. So after I crossed the finish line of the half marathon, I turned around the ran another seven miles.