The Running Realtor: November 2009

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

MADD Dash - One for the Record Book!

Dan Cummings - MADD DashSeems we all slow down with age and as my training has escalated over the past few years it has been frustrating to see my best running time was before I joined Team in Training and really learned about the importance of variation on runs. 

Last week at this time I was in the early miles of my slowest marathon in NYC.  Pat Murray and I planned to do the Miami Marathon but we never talked about how to approach the race so on marathon morning we went our separate ways,  in NY we decided to set an nice pace and enjoy the sights of the city which was great!

Yesterday I noticed there was a 5 mile race in New Haven so this morning I was off to the MADD Dash.  I felt pretty good considering I'd just finished a 26.2 mile marathon but at mile 4 with a time of 36:20 I figured chance are I would not make up a minute in the final mile for a new personal record in a 5 miles race so I settled in to a comfortable pace behind a follower.

The last mile was not a steep downhill but a nice gradual decline where I was able to pick up a little speed.  About 200 yards from the finish I could see the clock turn to mark 44 minutes and had to make a split second decision.  I opted to forget the fine follower and go for a PR, my first in almost two years!

By running standards I'm still not very fast but I was able to trim over 15 seconds off my quickest previous time to finish at 44:48.

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MADD Dash - One for the Record Book!
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Seems we all slow down with age and as my training has escalated over the past few years it has been frustrating to see my best running time was before I joined Team in Training and really learned about the importance of variation on runs. … more