To my chagrin, this was the first run in a month (since the Halloween 5K Nite Run). It’s been bitterly cold the last few days, and due to get worse, although we have escaped snow so far. It was around freezing so I tried the tips from Barefoot Owen at http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Area-Barefoot-Running/boards/view/viewthread?thread=10093236 I normally wear fairly… Read More »
The Halloween 5K Nite Run was registered with runbritain.com, so I now have a very modest handicap: http://www.runbritainrankings.com/runners/profile.aspx?athleteid=352403 runbritain’s revolutionary new handicap scoring system is designed to give road runners of all abilities the ability to benchmark their progress and compare their results across a range of distances and terrains.
Harry, over at Barefoot Ted’s mailing list has written a great post about the marathon. He makes a very valid point. I am pretty sure that I could just about stagger through a marathon right now. It might take me 8 hours, and calling it running might be debatable, but I have covered over 26.2 miles… Read More »
http://www.halloween5niterun.co.uk/ A lot of fun, I feel comfortable that I’ve set a low PR with my first ever timed 5K. It was dark, muddy and slippery for a lot of the course, and parts were narrow which made it difficult to pass people when I wanted to. I started right at the very back, because… Read More »