Saturday, January 24, 2009

Today run the Sarasota Ringling Bridge 4 miler with my daughter, Addie. Finished 34:17 watch time and 35:07 official clock time. Felt great. Temperature at race start was 43 degrees F. with little wind. Cold for south Florida. They used chip timing but used the gun for scoring. About 2000 runners so getting to the start took a while with a lot of bunching in the early 1/4 mile. It quickly spread out when we got to the beginning of the bridge at about 1/2mi point.
Up to 13 burpees. Skipped today.
Next race Sarasota half Feb 15, 2009
Special Olympics track season started today. Glad to see all of the athletes. I help mainly with the running events. No limits and no quitting for these athletes. They are an inspiration to all.
High School track starts Monday. I wish these kids were as motivated. Nevertheless, there will be lots of good times and many good memories to come.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just Beginning

Just starting this blogging thing. Today I ran a nice 10.4 miles at a 10 min/mi pace. It was 55 F and sunny. A great day to run.
My upcoming races are the Sarasota 4mile Bridge run, the Sarasota half marathon and then the Gasparilla marathon as a relay. This will be my first relay. Looking forward to running with friends and my daughter in the relay. We will be called the 4 Joules. This has to do with the electricity associated with cardioversion.
I am also looking forward to starting track practice at Cardinal Mooney HS. I will be coaching the sprint events this year as well as the jumps. It takes a lot of preparation to keep up with the HS wit.
I am also interested in doing a joint venture with the YMCA for cardivascular risk factor modification. I would like to focus on the 30 and 40 something crowd that has got out of shape and are developing early risk factors for heart disease