Mike race in just behind me at 51 minutes. Mike is training for his first marathon, the Marine Corps. Marathon in Washington DC this October. Mike served in the Marine Corp in the late 90's. He's have a good week of running...starting with last Sunday's Michigan Trail 1/2 Marathon, running Vince and the group on Wednesday & Thursday, Trail 101 on Friday, and finishing up with this run today. Good Job Mike!!!!
Here's Steve my cameraman helping Jim with the race results at the finish.
Nick, Vince, Mike, & Me...Chef Bill
Nicks mission was to run a 7 minute/mile. Great Job Nick!!! Vince paced Nick.Mike was just out for the run of it, but pulled off a great 10K run. Mike write this one down, now you have a PR to beat. Speaking of PR I have a new 10K PR (by my watch unofficial time- 50:04:60 ) I'll get the official time when they are available. After the race we were allowed to walk around Jacobs Field. Here's Vince, Greg, Mike & Chef Bill. Vince receives an award for best Downtown Chalk Arrows. Way to Go Vince!!!
The Cav's had a pre-game party setup at the Q. Here's my cameraman Steve Rising Up with the Caviler cheerleaders. On our way to the car I snapped this picture...Steve's marching with the band.
When I started running my goal was to finish. If it was to finish a 5 mile training run, a 50k trail ultra or anything in between. I have to say now that I have find a new goal to accomplish. I know now that I can finish any run I start. I've always told myself, "I'm not going to focus on time." I'm not out to compete with anyone else but myself. Entering my second year of running I find myself thinking of a time I want to finish a race...glancing at my watch running past the first mile marker...picking up the pace at the last mile of a race. So did I subconsciously create a new goal to accomplish? I think so...I will return to Michigan next year to beat my trail marathon time. Other goals I will achieve by keeping up with my training and just getting out there and running.