Race 19 The Great Race 4 Miler
Point to Point race from Saratoga to Los Gatos CA
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
It was a perfect morning for racing. Ran 27:10 which was a 6:47/mile pace. Didn't feel as good as I was hoping but better than last week.
Warming up before the start. I have run this race more than 10 times. I have run under 24 minutes in the past. But that was back a lot of years.
Honor and Shelley run this race a lot too. Honor has beaten me the last two years including this year. She ran 26:42 which is over 90% age-graded. I am sure it was the best performance of the day!
We met Jason (1259) in Carlsbad. He ran 25:33 today. He was hoping to do better. His friend behind him (white shirt 504), Zacharias Martinez ran 23:04. He is just 11 years old.
It was good to see Bill Dunaway there. He worked for me at Runner's World and I had not seen him in over 25 years.
These kids are fast. Jason's father (Alex) is the coach.
Mike, me and Waitman. Catherine taking the photo. We all leave next Friday for Ave of the Giants Half Marathon up in the redwoods. I need a longer race. These short ones are just not doing it for me. Photos by Catherine Cross
Photo by Waitman Ujena Fit Club
Comments and Feedback
Almost a mile further than last week on a tougher course. You ran pretty well.
Richard Stiller 4/29/12 2:19 pm
Great time!! Way to go Bob!!
Jodi Labossiere 4/29/12 2:28 pm
Steven Richardson 4/30/12 6:39 am
Way to go Bob! I had 26:14 on a much easier Trolley Run course--75th
Bruce Gilbert 5/1/12 9:38 am
I was way off my goal for the Zippy 5k
"I wanted to run a lot faster but it just didn't happen"
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
I have a lot of reasons why I didn't run close to what I wanted to at the Zippy 5k in Golden Gate Park this morning, but the bottom line is that I ran 21:09. I probably went out too fast. One positive note is that my third mile was 6:30.
The sixty plus field has at least 12 guys under 22 minutes. Ron (above) was one of them...
On the other hand my running buddy Bill Dunn and the guy I thought I would be battling ran what he had hoped for, 19:53. I should have been there.
On a positive note, our gang (Rich, Waitman, Bill, Catherine, JoAnn, Wesley and I) had a nice breakfast afterwards.
Thanks Rich and Bill for your support. This was race 18 of 50 and after 110 miles races my average pace is 6:57. Next week is the Great Race and then Ave of the Giants Half Marathon. I will be ready... photos by Catherine Cross Ujena Fit Club
Comments and Feedback
You're still under a 7:00/ mile overall and well into the 350 miles! :)
Jodi Labossiere 4/23/12 8:09 am
Thanks Jodi...I ran 6:49/mile pace. But I wanted to run at least one minute faster...that's all...
Bob Anderson 4/25/12 2:19 pm