I ran a couple of 5ks in March before the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Flowertown races on March 12 and Catch the Leprechaun 5k on St. Paddy's Day. I have run Flowertown many times in the past as an able-bodied runner in Summerville, SC, once a small town and now with the population that would qualify it for city status. My times of 26:09 (26:04 watch) 4/15 AG and 25:36 (25:28 watch) 10/20 AG aren't quite what I know I am capable of, but have to realize I have just gotten back into the swing of training post-marathon. Both races are deserving of reports, but I won't have time to do them justice this time around.
33rd FLOWERTOWN FESTIVAL 5K RUN-PRESENTED BY SUMMERVILLE FAMILY YMCA SUMMERVILLE, SC MARCH 12, 2011
USATF Certified Course #SC11012BS
Results Compiled by Race Management Systems(RMS),www.rmssports.com
Place Div/Tot Name Age S City St Time Pace
99/638 4/15 Richard Blalock 58 M Mt. Pleasant SC 26:09 8:25
|Flying with feet off the ground! (Pic by Dan Clapper)|
Catch the Leprechaun
March 17, 2011
All Finishers Report as of 3/22/2011 12:17:38 AM
Place Name Total Pace Age City
166/693 RICHARD BLALOCK 25:36 8:15 58 MT PLEASANT SC
I am very much looking forward to training this summer, getting my mileage back up and working on leg speed and form. I had developed a system of cycles for myself as an able-bodied runner that I plan to employ once again with some slight variations. Having goals, including many small ones, help us reach larger ones. Time to take another step forward.
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