My Life as a Dog

Monday, December 05, 2011

Provo Santa Run 2011

Last year I began running and ran my first 5K ever the day after Thanksgiving (Santa Run 2010). I thought it would especially be fun to run it again this year to see my progress. Of course since I ran the Las Vegas Ragnar I haven't been very good about getting my running in. In fact I had only run 4 times since Ragnar which was over a month before. Sad! I was trying to reach a goal of running 400 miles this year and if I keep up my current pace I will not make it. I have another 27 miles to get in. That is at least 9 more times running.

On the bright side, I have at least doubled the number of times I spin each week. I have started back up playing racquetball. And I have begun to do some regular weight lifting, hitting upper body at least 3 times a week for a few weeks now. (I just don't want you thinking that I'm completely slacking off because I am not!)

Anyway I did get a better time in 2011 than I did in 2010 but only by about 30 seconds. My time was 30:16 minutes. I was really hoping and planning on on something more like 28 minutes. And even though my time this year was better, I placed lower in my age group, 5th place instead of 3rd. I placed 74th this year in all the men out of 155 -- solid middle of the pack. Here's the results from this and last year:

2011 Results - Men  -- 2010 Results - Men

Thanks to Chris for taking photos for us!
Kyle, Me, Ty, Erik, & Bryant


Kyle & Me