Sunday, July 26, 2009


Activity: Run
Date: 07/26/09 11:09 AM
Distance: 1.75 miles
Time: 0:20:13
Speed: 5.2 mph
Pace: 11' 33 min/mile
Calories: 167

20 minute recovery run (jog) in my neighborhood. For whatever it's worth (because I was running slowly anyway)I had negative splits going up hill.

In other running news, my brother just ran the San Francisco 1/2 marathon, and even with a pit stop to use the restroom after the first 6 miles, he finished in 1:41, a new PR for him, finishing 6th in his division. I asked him about his improvement in time and he said that he's training with a running group... finally. He said if he didn't have a pit stop he could have finished much faster.

Yesterday's song:
Ups and Downs - Paul Revere and the Raiders



Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Nice job on your negative splits.

And congrats to your brother!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Great run, and congrats to your bro!! Nice speedy run!

cami said...

Congratulations to your brother. I think he's trying to compete with your running. ;)

Miss Rachel said...

So have you been encouraging your brother to run with a group? Sounds as if it worked.

The song - Rick James.

AKA Alice said...

Oh bummer...Miss Rachel beat me to it...and this is the first one I've known in awhile!

Hey, a 20 minute recovery run is better than nothin' which is what I did today :-)

Back to PT tomorrow!

Glenn Jones said...

That's pretty blazing fast for your brother!

You know - I had completely forgotten about KROQ. Those were the days! In these days of iPods, I rarely listen to radio anymore. And if I do, it's some talk or sports talk radio. But, Richard Blade and the Swedish Egil still have a gig on Siruis Satellite Radio!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Sometimes pit stops are better than the alternate..UGH!! I wish that I would not need a pit stop but my bladder just does not hold out for the long races.

Running through Life said...

Congrats to your brother! I love the little "doh!" face you added.

Irene said...

Thanks, I really wasn't trying hard. I was just trying to go forward.

He's a bit competitive. I'm surprised he hasn't run Boston yet.

I agree. I was on his heels before my hip surgery last year. I think that intimidated him!

I think he saw how it helped me. I'm glad he finally joined a group. Winner!

AKA Alice,
20 minutes was on the schedule, so it was a planned thing. :)

He's very much a type A, full of energy person. I'm sure he'll knock a few minutes off of THAT PR time.

Mel - Tall Mom,
He told me he realized the need to "go" is important before starting a race, whether if you have to or not! Maybe it's a part of race jitters? I don't know. Even though, he still pulled out a pretty good time!

Thanks! For as long as he's been running, he's just now making sense of training. He's 53 and been running since high school... DOH!