Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Always a Good Time

Solid weekend of results on a nice September weekend. The marquee event of course was the race formerly known as the Philly Distance Run, where Brennan Feldhausen earned his first Purple Drink Athlete of the Week in 2012 following his 1:15:46 race. Dan Miranda had a bit of a tough outing, not really feeling strong from the start, and finishing up at 1:19:57. Jon Miller was looking to break 1:30, and was working hard for it, but couldn't keep the pace and crossed the line at 1:31:37. Sara Damiano had a similar day, wanting a sub 1:40 time but finishing at 1:44:26. For Dan, Jon, and Sara, a little twinge of illness hit them all during the week and they weren't at 100%, but know they'll live to fight another day. Most important, as always, Philly was a good time. Nice weather, got some respect for having our Orioles stuff on, and we ate at Continental Midtown and then Shake Shack after the race.

Locally, PJ Anderer was 10th in 19:51 at the Executive Stampede 5k in Hunt Valley, and at the Fort McHenry Tunnel Run I was pleasantly surprised to see Joel Brusewitz's name in the results. He finished 2nd in 17:49. Bryan Borowski was 5th at 18:19, just ahead of Dave Berardi, 6th in 18:27.

In her first ever cross country meet, Becky Parks finished 33rd in 24:04 (6k) at the San Francisco State University Invite. She said it was, like, really really really hard.

In New Hampshire, a team consisting of Bryn Burkholder, Meg McNew, and Sara Breedlove finished 3rd out of 36 Mixed Masters teams, and 30th overall. Great work gals!

Final result I noticed from the weekend was Ben Ingram's 35:06 (16th place) 10k at the Omaha Corporate Cup 10k. Keep in mind that's just a week after his amazing Ironman Wisconsin where he ran a 2:52 marathon OFF THE BIKE to post the fastest run split of the day.

Tomorrow's workout at the track: 10x1000 with 1 minute rest. As I mentioned in the email, I don't expect everyone to get through 10. 6 is good, 8 is great, 10 is awesome. See you there.

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