Not feeling Well
Race Number 13 is Saturday in Fort Bragg, CA
Monday, March 12th, 2012
I woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat. The grandkids were sick on Friday. Some sort of flu. Today my body just aches all over. I certainly don't feel like racing under 7 minute pace right now.
I don't usually like to take medicine but I need to knock this out right away. I was going to run with Christine Kennedy in the morning up at Rancho San Antonio but I am going to have to cancel this. I think I am just going to walk one mile with Mike later. What would I gain from running today?. This is why I include walking in "my streak."
Our film crew (Michael, Catherine and Waitman) are going to spend Friday night in Fort Bragg. It is about a 5 hour drive from Los Altos and it just does not make any sense to do it any other way. We will shoot around town Friday before dark.
I checked and the forecast is saying rain. The tempature is going to be about 40 degrees at the start. Cold considering how I am feeling right now. However, otherwise I like this temp. Just the rain and possible wind could slow me down. But I am following Dr JoAnn's advice. I am only thinking positive thoughts...but it is hard when you are not feeling well!!!
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Richard Stiller 3/12/12 9:59 pm
Race Number 12 Juana 8k
Fun racing in Palo Alto
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
The Juana 8k race this morning went well. I had a lot of things working for me. I ran 33:16 and placed first 60 plus. This helped my average pace for the year. I am now at 6:56/mile. Dan Brown, who I met at the first race of the season, from the San Jose Mercury News ran with me for the first mile. That helped me run 6:25. (Dan and I pictured below)
During the race I kept thinking about what Dr. JoAnn told me yesterday in our interview. She told me to imagine that the runner in front of me has a magnet. Let it pull me to them. Also, at the finish line. I was almost toasted by 54-year-old Meredith at the finish but I held her off. It is always nice to have the encouragement of Rich Stiller.
Rich filming as I am catching up with Matt who we interviews a few weeks back after donig a nice 5-mile training run with him and his twin brother Mark. Matt finished third today.
I had just interviewed Verity Breen for the Ujena Fit Club. Here we are before the start. She placed first women overall.
Matt finished third overall. He ran what he was hoping to do.
Catherine and I ate late last night (like 9:15pm) and I had half a banana this morning. I finished as strong as ever. I also like my splits too: 6:25, 6:45, 6:45, 6:45 and 6:30 the last .97 which equals a 6:43 mile. So does this mean I should start eating later?
Talking with Bill Clark (below) after the race. We have known each other for a long time. He set the American Record for two hours on the track at Foothill College many years ago. Runner's World sponsored the race.
Ellen Clark has done so much for running. In the backgrown Mike is filming Bill and I.
Wih Matt Tompkins and family. Their son race in the kids races.
With Bill Clark, Karen and Amol. We will be interviewing Bill and Amol for the movie.
Always great to be working on this project with my son Michael, Catherine and Waitman. Next race is the whale Run in Fort Bragg. CA next Saturday. Thanks everyone for making this race so enjoyable. Photos by Catherine Cross
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