Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Alternative to Soldier Field 10

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.

No online registration for this race.  They do it the old fashioned way.  Application is on the City of Elgin website:   www.cityofelgin.org

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ravenswood Run Report: 2 PRs and a PW

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