January 22, 2008

The Spirit of the Marathon

Happy Belated 2008, ForMyFather has been active but only a little. Updates will be coming regularly from now on anticipating my next major event, which is exactly 2 months away. To those curious about running marathons, a movie The Spirit of the Marathon is being shown this thursday at 730 in a few select theatres. I have included a little youtube trailer for all your viewing pleasure. Enjoy till next week's updates.....

March 25, 2007

First 5k

So over a month ago I ran my first 5k race down by the ocean. The first picture is at the starting line 15 minutes before the start. It was a cold March day and soon got colder when the wind picked up.
I started out in the pack of leaders and kept them in sight as I came up to the last mile. The last mile , which was on the boardwalk, was into 25mph winds. COLD.. My hands starting to get numb and my legs lost all strength. I managed to finish 11th out of about 135 which was a pleasant suprise. This being my first short race, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can push myself a little harder pace-wise and not have to take the entire day off to feed my race hunger.