The Running Realtor: Fairfield Half Marathon 2007

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

Fairfield Half Marathon 2007

Welp.... My first one is DONE.  I was up early this morning and hopped the 6:55 train out of New Haven instead of battling traffic and parking around Jennings Beach.  Surprisingly there were not as many runners as I expected to see at Union Station.

I arrived about an hour before the start and got my paperwork done since I did not pre-register.  The crowd filled the beach and parking lot and if I recall corrrectly they announced a record number of about 3000 runners.

 

The Fairfield Half Marathon ( 13.1 Miles ) was a tougher course than anticipated.  Starting down on the beach I expected relatively flat topography but there were some decent hills. Below is an elevation profile of the course.

I am not a speed runner so I decided to carry a camera in case I wanted to snap a few shots along the way. My first look back was about the 5k point just after mile three.    Noticed a follower approaching so I decided to pack up the camera and head on my way, nothing like a little inspiration to help on the long climb from mile 3 to 5.

Weather was absolutely perfect today. Temp must have been in the mid 70's with no humidity and a slight breeze.

My finish time was not very exciting in position number 1637 but I did complete the run with 6 minutes to spare from my goal of 2-1/2 hours.

When you are Coming to Connecticut -  Contact Dan Cummings - The Running Realtor for help with Real Estate.

Comment balloon 8 commentsNo Longer Active • June 24 2007 06:21PM

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Congratulations honey - I'm so proud of you

Sandra

Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Yay, Dan!!  I'm glad you were able to do it!  Good time, beating your goal!
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 10 years ago
Your the man Dan, if that was me running someone would have to have given me mouth to mouth after a mile.  How is the knee????
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago

Dan,

Congratulations on beating your own record! I knew you could do it, just make sure you take good care of that knee now. :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Congratulations Dan.  I am more of a bike rider myself, but really appreciate the effort it takes to meet a goal like this.  Now, enjoy some R & R for a day or so. 
Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) over 10 years ago
I'm glad your injury didn't keep you out of this as I know you were really wanting to run it!
Posted by Danny Smith (DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES) over 10 years ago
The KNEE held up fine and felt good after the run... Feeling a little discomfort this morning but I'll survive.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

              

 

I am proud of you - you set a goal - worked for it and completed it.... that is a winner

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

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