Saturday, October 11, 2008

2008 Sunshine Run

Originally uploaded by scottgriffith22
We loaded up the family this morning and headed for the St. John's Sunshine Run. Emily and her friend Jade ran the Murney 5k and ran along with them until the finish. They finished at 26:11 and placed 4th and 5th in their age division. I changed clothes and watched some of my friends and family come in, then headed for the starting line. I lined up hoping to run a 8 minute pace which would have put me in around 49 minutes and some change. I set my GPS watch to buddy mode and set the pace around 8. About half way through the run I was feeling the strain, but was determined not to slow down. When I rounded the corner in the last 200m I saw the clock showed 47:30 so I let out a "yahoo!" and put it in high gear to finish with a time of 48:05 which crushed my PR from last year (52:39). Hopefully I will use this to propel me to a nice PR for the Bass Pro Shops Half-Marathon.

1 comment:

rob horton said...

good job scott - the training is paying off!!!