Saturday, September 8, 2012

Keeping Pace

With all our spare time Amy and I have had plenty of time to get out for runs. Before we arrived back Amy's dad Ted invited us to run with him in Stamford's 5km run supporting the local cancer centre. With only a week to get ready for this race we took it pretty casually and had a couple of 2-4km training runs and just did our best on the day. Amy and Ted were planning on sticking together and and their goal was to just run the whole thing, however I made a little challenge with Amy's brother-in-law Tom. We were all happy with our time on the day, especially considering the lack of preparation. Tom wasn't so happy I beat him by 3 minutes though!!! I came in at 24 mins 45 secs, and Amy and Ted coming a respectable 36 minutes. 

Now after weeks and weeks of bring averagely committed to training, we had another race one town over in the upscale New Canaan supporting Autism. Another 5km lay ahead of us and we were more prepared with specific goals. I ran hard and was absolutely dying as the others were. I was stoked coming in 19th overall and 4th for men in my 20-29 age category running a 21.09 with and Amy and Ted getting in at 30.19, Amy taking out the 4th for females in the age bracket too!!! 

In true American style we were greeted with pizza at the finish line!


  1. Sounds like you are a fit couple of bunnies. John and Mike did a 5 km fum run yesterday too and Mike did the 10 km Bridge to Brisbane last weekend. You will have to ask them their times as I cant remember.
    Love Mum

  2. mike run 21.15 in the 5km. I had a pretty slow 28min after not running for aver a month. Will try get it back down to the 25/26 min i was doing un UK. think he did the 10km in about 48 mins.

  3. I'm in training for 5km too. Aiming to do under 30mins at Parkrun in a few weeks then will aim to get under 25mins eventually I think.

    Steve n Marg - what are you in training for??

  4. Well done, Thomas and Amy. Fourth overall is very good. I can think of better ways of spending my time, though!

    Description of Greek wedding was wonderful - I have heard of the immense family connections with Greeks, didn't know about the money at the wedding though. Perhaps I have read of Jewish celebrations doing the same - maybe that's the bar mitzvah.

    Love, Carolyn.