Monday, September 13, 2010

Running Bird in Flight

Yeah! I finally got a decent race photo.

I was beginning to think I was destined to never have a great running photo to show off. I’m usually pictured in some awkward pose that hardly looks like I’m running at all, but here I was captured with both feet off the ground in the middle of my kick in the last few yards of the race.

The Rock-n-Run 5k on Saturday was a great event and I managed to PR again by a healthy 51 seconds. 23:07!

I averaged 7:27 per mile and ran at a fairly consistent pace throughout the race, 7:19 was my fastest mile. That elusive 7:00 mile escaped me again, but I’m hot on its tail.

The temperature was about 78 degrees and Florida’s usual high humidity made the air feel heavy. I was sweating heavily even before the start. I’m really looking forward to racing this winter. Give me a dry day with temperatures in the 50’s and I think I will be able to run some impressive times.


  1. That IS a good photo! I was actually relieved to read that you think you normally look awkward. In almost all of mine I wonder what the heck am I supposedly doing? It certainly doesn't look like running - at least not running worth bragging about. Maybe someday I, too, will have the good photo!

    Averaged 7:27 per mile ... Yeah, that's like 3 minutes faster than me. Nice work, Speedy Gonzalez!

  2. Thanks Fruitfly. I've seen some great running pictures on your blog. I've been reading about your upcoming trip to my neck of the woods. Hope you have a great time.

  3. Yay!! This gives me hope, I've also never had a good race photo! You look like your head is in the game! Great photo! Lucky you!

  4. @freak4fitness Thanks, I was exhausted and focussed on the finish line.