Monday, November 9, 2009

Spectating - Run For Runaways 5K

At some point this week, I'd like to get to the several thousands of blog posts I have missed over the past 2 weeks, as my insane work schedule continues.

But for now, here are some pics from the Run For Runaways 5K at Duke Island Park on Saturday. DH and I ran this race last year, and that is where we met Glenn, who has since become my weekend running buddy. This time, I was there to spectate and to cheer Glenn as he shattered his PR...just one week before he is due to run a marathon. Go Glenn!
Stretching is oh-so important before a race
The course was 2 loops around the park.
The leader of the pack...

The first woman, not far behind...

Glenn and his pace bunny




I didn't have time to stick around for the awards ceremony...

...but it was mighty nice of the organizers to allow spectators to partake of the post-race hotdogs and burgers.

Glenn came in at 24:46, a PR of more than a minute, after setting a modest goal of 27 minutes. At least I'm not the only one way off base at estimating race performance!

Last week's runs:

Monday: 4 miles

Tuesday: 7 miles

Thursday: 10 miles

Friday: 4 miles

Saturday: 5 miles

15 comments:

Marlene said...

Wow, congrats to Glenn! Awesome that you were out to spectate.

Looks like a nice local race. I love running through parks!

lindsay said...

congrats to glenn on the pr!

enjoyed the pics, spectating a race is usually a nice change of pace. last week's mileage looks solid.

Emily said...

sounds like Glenn had a great race! So nice of you to go and support him, too!

Erica said...

Congrats to Glenn! And good luck with the marathon. Looks like a fun event :)

Great job to you on fitting in all your runs. Hope this week is treating you well and that you get some relax time in

Oz Runner said...

way to go Glenn...that is a super time, props on getting a PR!

Mica said...

Congrats to Glenn!

Aww, this post makes me want to get out there and do a Fall race!

Abby said...

What a pretty course!

Looks like you're getting in some solid runs - glad to see you're on the mend.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Love the pace bunny picture!! Congrats to Glenn.

I can never decide what my race pace will be either..

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats to Glenn! That's awesome, and good luck to him in his upcoming marathon! Nice of you to spectate too :)

Heather said...

Congrats to Glenn! I love the pic of all the people stretching - too funny.

Scheri said...

Congrats to Glenn! I'm sure it means so much to have had you there taking pictures and offering support. Great pictures too :-)

Beth said...

It looks like a beautiful course for a fall race. Looks like you had a solid week of training. Way to go! :)

aron said...

sooo fun! i love specating :)

X-Country2 said...

What a fun looking race!

Ali said...

Congrats Glenn. I love spectating a race for a change, it's fun to see the other side of it.