Race Number 38 in the Morning
San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
I really like the San Jose Rock n Roll half marathon. I have run it every year since 2007. My best time is 1:27:53 in 2009. Last year I ran 1:31:22. I would love to get under 1:31 this year. I am feeling pretty good but my legs are not fresh yet. I am sure all this racing is not helping. Dr JoAnn made a motivational tape for me. I listened to it last night and I will again tonight. Just thinking you can do something is half the battle. Thanks JoAnn.
Ujena Fit Club member and Ujena model Jodi is in town. She is running the half too. After walking a mile with Mike, Jodi and I went to Foothill college. We ran an easy mile and then she timed me for a mile. I ran 6:32 evenly passed. It didn't feel as easy as I was hoping but it wasn't that tough either. However, my hamstring is not 100% for sure. I went in and got a sport massage on Wednesday and that seemed to help a bit.
Our crew is going to be busy. Catherine will be shooting stills at the start, the four mile mark and at the finish. Plus she will be getting additional behind the scenes shots. Waitman will be shooting video at the same spots. And Michael will be running the whole half marathon with a Go Pro camera.
Jodi came up on Friday. She has run a half marathon before but that was over 12 years ago. She started back in running at the Ujena Jam. She has run five of our Doubles (10k + 5k) in Mexico and has been running regularly since January, 2011 when she started getting in shape for her first Double in Cancun March 5, 2011. She hopes to break two hours in San Jose.
One thing I like to do is have a Hamburger for lunch the day before a half along with some fries. Afterwords we went to see the new Clint Eastwood baseball movie. Going to eat an early dinner which will be 8 oz of lean meat, mash potatoes and steamed Vegas.
Mike and I call this our club house, otherwise known as Burger Town in Los Altos. This is where Mike and I detailed out the plans for my challenge and our movie. And they make the best burger in town. My brother Barry agreed when he was out. Lis, Justin and the grandkids are going to be at the race in the morning. Justin will be running too! Going to be fun!!!!
Comments and Feedback
Hey Bob, I just saw the official times from the San Jose, and they have you down at 1:34:39 that is 4 seconds faster than you thought, and every second counts right now! :) My official time was 1:57:59 :) Cheers!Jodi Labossiere 10/10/12 10:42 am
I need every second I can get. Wow, Bobby McKee ran a good race. He told me everythng just clicked for him. He ran 1:26:54...Congrats again Jodi...Bob Anderson 10/10/12 10:50 am