Sunday, July 26, 2009

Midnight Streak & Training


Last night I ran the Midnight Streak. Two problems with that name, first it isn't at Midnight, and second it's not a streak in the old running naked sense. Anyway this was my first time running this night race run at the State Fairgrounds. It is a large race, around 1,000 people. It was hot and humid, but a cool front was scheduled to come in soon. We started at 11:00 P.M. and I had decided to run a little slow to keep from overheating. I felt pretty good and started picking things up. We had one mild uphill and there were sprinklers on the course so I ran through them. I finished and saw that my time was better than I had hoped, 21:55. Good enough for third in age group, first in my age group was a 56 year old man who ran 18:09.
Yesterday morning I ran 7 miles on trails with some friends from the trail running club. This morning I ran 9 miles on different trails with two friends. I'm feeling pretty good lately and hope it continues.

5 comments:

Just_because_today said...

you run very impressive times.
I wonder why they don't make the race at midnight...11 is only an hour away.

Rocky said...

You were expecting a clothes optional race? Anyways, good job. I'm still considering Bluff Creek ultra. Maybe I'll see you out there training (that is after my poison Ivy thingy clears up--you'll have to read about it on my blog when I write about it[sucks])

Jon Gilchrist said...

solid time my friend. Sounds like you're rockin! ROCK ON!!

Kristin Richter said...

Thank you so much for running our race! We hope to see you back next year.

Sincerely,

Kristin Richter
PR Manager
City Arts Center

Terri said...

So it sounds like you had a good experience at that race. I read someone else's blog who was not happy with it, and I was impressed that someone who worked for the city arts center took the time to respond to everyone who commented on his blog. I've been meaning to email her back, since that was right before my vacation.

i personally think it'd be fun to run a race like that at that time of night, but I don't think they hold any around my neck of the woods.