Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Summer Sizzlers are back

The Summer Sizzlers started up on monday, and it looks like it should be a lot of fun again this year. I don't know how many I will be able to do, but if I am around, I'll be there. This week started from the Hancock Depot, for a tough 2 1/2 mile out and back course. The first mile has a hard hill in it, that kind of takes the wind out of your sails for the rest of the race. A little downhill to the turn around, then back up on the return. It's good to have the downhill for the last mile or so, but it's hard to pick up the speed when you are winded. My mile splits were: 7:10, 6:27, 3:04 (1/2 mile), for a total of 16:42. I came in 6th, I'll have to check my results from last year to see how my times compare. I was about a minute behind the top woman, Yolanda Flamino, who I found out later was the 2010 usatf 50k champion. There were some fast runners there as usual. It was good to see fellow Keenyan Jeff Goupil take 3rd. Hope to see more of the Keenyan group out there for this fun and fast series.
Today we hit the high school track again, and Sunday, it looks like a Stuart and John's run for some pancakes.


  1. Last year's time for James was 17:21 on 6/29. So a nice improvement!

  2. Thanks Jeff,
    I tried to go back and find the info, but I wasn't able to. Sunday should be a fun run to S&Js.