Sunday, September 17, 2006

Fairhaven Waterfront 15K

Short story: great course, great race, beautiful weather (sunny and 47 to start). Eric got 2nd in his age group with a 1:00:23. The guy who got first went to high school with Eric and they had drivers ed together! I came in at 1:45:27 (chip time). I was hoping for 1:48 so I'm happy. I felt comfortable during the whole race and once again, passed a lot of people on the hills. I don't think most back-of-packers train on hills. Eric and I went out this morning to Lake Padden to run - it has a 2.6 mile path around the lake - mostly gravel. I did three loops for 7.8 miles. I was a little tired after yesterday, but love running there. It's been a busy and long weekend, so I'll add some pictures and call it a post!

21 comments:

robtherunner said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Nice job at the race and tell Eric congratulations on his 2nd place. Two more weeks to Portland just in case you forgot.

Nicole said...

Awesome job to poth you and Eric. And, great job on keeping on top of the hills - there are very few hills in Chicago so that is something I rarely do.

Sarah Elaine said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Nice photos, too!

Dori said...

Congratulations on beating your time! Whoo hoo!

Darrell said...

Nice job on the uphills and on meeting your time goal. I love passing those people because they are usually the ones that passed me on the downhill.

Ironayla said...

Glad to hear you had a great time and finished sooner than you thought :)

Really like that photo of Riley and his girl :)

Thomas said...

Good job on the race, well done both to you and Eric.

Hill running is fun, isn't it?

TryAthlete said...

Congratulations to you both.

Wes said...

Wow! I didn't even know that they had 9.3 mile races. Cool! You guys really rocked that one. Nice pics too!

Jenny said...

Wow Michelle, you really are a "hard core" burly woman athlete! :) Glad you too had fun up north! Hope to see you soon! Love the photos!

JustRun said...

Congrats on a great race (to both of you)! The photos are great!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! You really look strong in that pic!

Ryan said...

Lookin good....keep it up!!

Jack said...

I'm just catching up on your week, you've been busy. Great job with the 1:45+, best of all you felt good the whole race! Congratulations!

olga said...

Man, can you believe how much you're running back-to-back and strong?
Crazy...
Congrats to all, and the girlfriend is cute:)

Robb said...

Hey Michelle, great job! The hills do build stength...all those early morning hill runs with the ladies (and Rob) have paid off for you.

Lana said...

Nice job on the run - way to beat your goal! And congrats to Eric!

Annette said...

Good job! And tell your husband congratulations, too! Those hills paid off, huh? :)

D said...

Nice job on your race - you came in over 2 minutes UNDER what you were wanting - AWESOME. Congrats to Riley on coming in first at his XC meet (1st in his group.)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

Woo hoo!!!!!

Great pics.

Donald said...

Nothing wrong with short posts - I've got to work on that more often. Nice pics.