Saturday, January 26, 2013

Emilia: Run for Relief 5K (2) - 1-26-2013 by addickens at Garmin Connect - Details

Emilia: Run for Relief - 5K - 1-26-2013 by addickens at Garmin Connect - Details

I participated in a race this morning that was produced by high school students for their senior class project. The purpose was to raise funds to benefit earthquake victims in Italy. As I looked around the crowd I couldn't help but be impressed with this group of young people. Maybe there is hope for the future.

I was feeling good this morning and really tore up the out and back course on Siesta Key beach. The good news is I brought home a medal for finishing 2nd in my age group. The bad news is there may have been only 2 people in my age group. I think almost everyone over 30 at this event placed in their age group. My pace was very steady throughout the event.

The heart rate graph on the details page shows my heart rate shot up to 190 shortly after the start and stayed near there until the turn around. At the turn my HR dropped to the high 140's and then hung in that range for the rest of the event.

After the event, waiting for the awards ceremony, I met Jerry Dunn, America's Marathon Man, who for some reason ran 200 marathons in one year. Jerry's moto is "Don't limit your challenges, Challenge your limits". In case you are wondering, 200 marathons equals 5,240 miles. Sounds like a bit of a challenge. Jerry happens to be from Indianapolis.

1 comment:

jel5010 said...

Wow Allan! Nice race! And speedy too. Were you being chased by a gator? :) Finishing 2nd out of 2 in your age group is still better than not finishing at all. And remember, all you have to do is show off the medal. You don't have to give the background details.