The Elgin Valley Fox Trot is held every Memorial Day (May 26th this year). It's a great alternative to the Soldier Field 10. There are a couple of challenging hills and a great homestretch for fast finishes. It beats the hell out of trying to navigate around people on the lakefront path. It's not a great course for a PR at this distance -- but the added benefit of this race is the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast immediately following the race. Well worth the travel.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
The Ravenswood 5K was on Sunday. I was really worried about DNF'ing, so I set a low pace bar (7 minute miles) trying to account for my 180 pounds and lack of running. Luckily, I hung on for dear life to sneak under 21 minutes. All that effort for a PW. It could have been worse though. I was just happy not to have a 5K DNF on my permanent record.
Congratulations to Josh and Matt who both ran 5K PRs!
72 11 67 Joshua Rich 18:22 5:55 18:27
98 15 86 Matthew Gibson 18:51 6:04 18:56
Posted by Rick at 5:10 PM