Good day of filming in Carlsbad
Getting ready for race number 15 in the morning
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
We are in Carlsbad, CA for the Carlsbad 5000. This will be my 19th straight Carlsbad. We had a full day of shooting. My race is at 7am in the morning. Joining us (pictured above) is Jodi and her dog Ollie. Jodi is our fastest Ujena model and hopes to run under 25 minutes.
At the Expo we meant up with 11-year-old Jason Gomez and his father-coach Alex. Jason won the mile for 11 year olds and only missed the record by two seconds. He ran 5:06. His goal, he wants to be the youngest runner ever to break the four minute mile.
We had a great interview with my high school coach and in fact he timed me running a quarter mile. Hard to believe Coach McGuire turned 80 in January.
My coach timed me on a quarter today. I like to open up my lungs the day before a race at race pace. This is the first time my coach has timed me on the track since May 1966. I ran 89 seconds. Lots of good stories for the film...
Catherine and Michael getting it all on film.
Next up was Jodi...we ran in the flower fields.
We had a good day of filming. I am ready to race in the morning. My ankle is bothering me a bit but I hope it will be okay in the morning. Photos by Catherine Cross for "A Long Run"
Comments and Feedback
Beat my 25 minute goal!! 24:09! Great race! I loved the course! It is races like this that get you hyped to run more! Thank you Bob
Jodi Labossiere 4/1/12 2:05 pm
You wanted to get under 25 and you did it. Great time!!! I think the wind the second mile cost us all 10 seconds...It was fun hanging out with you and Ollie...
Bob Anderson 4/1/12 10:11 pm
Congrads to everyone!! Not too many kids Jason's age have such an inspiring goal!
Shari Mernett 4/7/12 6:28 am
More Photos from Oakland Half
Ken Collins sent these along
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
These are some photos that Ken Collins took at the Oakland Half Marathon last Sunday. Thanks Ken...enjoyed breakfast after the race.
Warming up before the half near Lake Merritt...
Doing some stretching...I don't do a lot before or after a race. Maybe I should?
I am ready to race...I was looking to run 1:31 and I finished in 1:31:53. I was ahead of pace at 10 miles but did not run a good last 5k.
Near the 5-mile mark. I was running about 6:43 pace here.
At 5 miles I was 33:37. If I could hold hit I could get under 1:30...
My lack of training miles over six caught up to me. I didn't really fall apart, I just slowed down and I couldn't do anything about it.
Before getting in the car to get back to the Waterfront Hotel, I did a little stretching. I was pleased with my 1:31:53. I finished first 60 plus and 94th overall. We lucked out on the weather. It was suppose to rain and it didn't. So far, it has not rained on our parade. Photos by Ken Collins for "A Long Run"
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