Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Beautiful day for a run and the L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K

After last week's running with no days off, I took the liberty of rest yesterday and felt great today for it. I joined Ethan for the first part of his interval run. We had a pretty deep, existential chat as we made our way over to South Freeport. The weather was great, with a slight chill in air, which contributed to the nice, up-tempo run I found myself doing on the black, sandy Freeport roads. The run turned out to be a nearly perfect negative split run and I felt strong the entire time.

Run Stats: South Freeport / 44:56 / 6.3 miles / Avg HR 156 bpm \ Max HR 183 bpm
Splits: 1 - 7:44, 2 - 7:19, 3 - 7:14, 4 - 6:59, 5 - 6:49, 6 - 6:51, Last 0.3 - 6:42

Also, consider signing up now for the L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K. Besides supporting a great cause in the Casco Bay YMCA kid's scholarship program, you get a great looking technical t-shirt and a pair of New Balance Running Shoes (the 1062, which is a top of the line, neutral shoe which retails at $110). The price of the race: a measly $17. This is truly one of the best deals going and it's a great race. Please note that only the first 500 registrants who sign up by May 15th will get shoes. Sign up through me or on Active.com.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

Wow, that is a bargain! I would love to volunteer at the race, so count me in for that. I always hear awesome things about this event.

tc said...

Thanks for the heads up. Katy and I signed up the morning of the race last year and had a blast. We ran moderately slow and just enjoyed the mighty fine weather and the awesome scenery on this course. As with you and your speedster buddies, I am blessed with being able to run this loop often as it is part of our 18 and 20 mile training loops.