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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Running with the big boys

I've run with the Tuesday morning Luke's Locker folks long enough to know some of their names. As it turns out, many have either run the Boston Marathon or have qualified to run Boston in 2009.
Noreen, who normally leads the group, has run, I believe, more than a dozen marathons and Boston is one of them. Richard and Kimberly have qualified to run Boston next year. I'm not sure if Dave or Krista have qualified for Boston, but Krista is usually the fastest runner in our group and so I wouldn't be surprised if she did.
So, I figure the more I run with these real marathoners, the faster I'll get.
And it seems to be working.
This morning was our 6-mile tempo run. I finished in about 46 minutes, which is a 7:40 minute-per-mile pace. This is definitely the fastest I've ever run in training, but I didn't feel like I was "going all out" That's encouraging, because the pace is faster than my 2007 10k time at the Cowtown Marathon, and just a few ticks slower than my 2008 10k time at Cowtown.
Looks like I might be ready for a 5K pr. I'll keep my fingers crossed and register today (after I file my taxes of course) for the Komen Race for the Cure at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.

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Anonymous Bryan Daneman said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog the last couple of months. That's some good speed you're developing. Have you run with a lady named Annabell? She trains with the Luke's crowd, and ran Boston a few years ago. She also works with me.

Have you registered for the Komen yet? If not, I invite you to join our team, Team TTA-Fort Worth. Sure it's named after where I work, but the group should end up being a mix of coworkers and non-coworkers (friends, family, and even people we haven't met before).

Here's the team link: Team TTA-Fort Worth.

April 16, 2008 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

First of all, let me say I am flattered that you have been stopping by the blog to read my drivel.
I haven't registered for Komen yet (I guess I better hurry). I've several people ask if I wanted to join their Komen team and since I couldn't make up my mind about either, I decided I'd run unattached this year.
But thanks again for the invitation and good luck Team TTA-Fort Worth!

April 17, 2008 at 9:31 AM  

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