I wanted to get under 21 Minutes and I did
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Saturday, October 13th, 2012
I was going to take this weekend but I needed to make up some time. I decided not to count the Cabo Double (Oct 27) in my 50 races. I love the Double but in Cabo it is hot and after being on my feet for three days taking photos of Ujena bikini models I was for sure going to run over 7 minutes/mile. So I put on my schedule this race, the Campbell Oktoberfest 5k. One issue I had leading up to the race, I developed a sore on the top of my foot and I could not tie my shoe regularly. But right before the start I figured out a way to tie it. (Lead photo Jose Pina Jr. and I talking about his race.)
Before the start I spoke with Brian (left) and Scott. Brian and I have been racing together for years. In fact, earlier in the year he ran the 5k on the track I did. I had hoped to hang on to him in that race, but I just didn't have it that day. Brian is 57 and is still running well. Today he ran 20:02. Scott just turned 60 and we both knew that we would blow away the 60 plus course record of 23 something. He beat me today by 30 seconds or so. He was first 60 plus and I was second.
It was great to see the Pina family. We had not seen them since we got together for a training run and filming for "A Long Run." I knew they had been running well. Omer, age 11 was also running today. Jose Sr. did not run because he has an important cross-country race Sunday morning.
I was so proud of Jose Jr. (1472) today. He was first overall. He run his best time ever. I think he ran 15:36. He is only 15-years-old. His brother Omer ran 21:37. Most likely the Pina family will be running with us at the Double in Pleasanton.
I wanted to get under 21 minutes and I did. I hit the first mile at 6:34. I ran 20:50. I am now just 40 seconds in total behind my 7 min/mile goal. I have 11 races to go. Next up is the half marathon next Sunday up in the Redwoods. I hope to run 1:31 there. Photos by Catherine Cross
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Hey Bob today I went and got a Moji!! It is a little hand held massager ( stainless steel roller balks). A trainer I know here let me use his after the San Jose 1/2 I am hooked!!! Only around $30.00 my legs feel so much better!Jodi Labossiere 10/14/12 4:17 am