Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Next Up: Trolley Run

Well, I couldn't wait long to put a new blog post out there so as to not re-live my troubled Sunday every time I visit my blog (only slightly vain here... someone has to keep my blog statistics up).

I've decided my pre-season ends with the completion of Brew-to-Brew.  Just like football, I have four races to get in shape.  In football, the 3rd game is effectively the last game of the pre-season as the starters sometimes play into the second half.  That was St. Patty's Day four mile run where I hit a sub-7:30 pace.

So the first race is Trolley Run.  This is "the nation's largest timed four-mile run"with nearly 10,000 participants.  The unique nature of this point-to-point race is it's nearly all downhill.  Last year's Garmin data showed only a 14 feet elevation gain.  Because of this I have decided to keep this race in its own PR category, which is currently set at 6:54 pace.

To be honest, I was probably further along in my running last year than this year due my time spent on Swim and Bike; however, the cross training may allow my legs to be fresher this time.  I've become more technical in my running but hopefully I can still see the forest for the trees.

The Trolley Run benefits the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired.

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