Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's been a long time

After more than three years without a post, I'm back--both to real running and writing about it. I ran a 10k today, and my time wasn't horrible. It wasn't good, but I think I finished top 10 in my age group. I know I was the 34th man, and 47th overall.

The coolest thing about today's run is that my whole family ran. My son is 13, and he and I ran the 5k together. He was able to run sub-8:30. My 11-year-old daughter and wife walked the 5k, and my daughter ran a 1k fun run. I guess I shouldn't be too disappointed with my time since I ran an easy 5k before my race.

I'm shooting for a BQ time in the next year or so. I figure I'm in shape to train for a 3:30 right now, but not yet the 3:20. Instead of training for a marathon, I'm working on overall fitness. I'm doing pushups and pullups. My weight is down to about 142. I figure now is the time to get fast and light.

OK, not enough writing, but as I keep telling myself, some is better than none. More to come.