Sunday, June 03, 2007

Cobscook 10k

Hey, the boys are back in town!! It was great to see both Marc & Andrew at today's race.

This was the pre-race get together because it was our last chance to see Andrew (see his race report) before he went tearing off into the fog/sun with the lead pack to a 2nd place overall. Actually there was no fog but he did go out quickly while Marc and I hung back and tried to gab a bit. However, it's kind of hard to run a 10k and talk at the same time so this only lasted for a mile or so. We chatted with the 1st lady for a bit and then after the 5k in about 21:30 we split up as Marc pulled ahead. This was a tough hilly 10k and no excuses but my legs just couldn't go any faster today. I guess the lack of any speed work and the effects of Cabot Trail were the main culprits. Nice to finish (in under 45min) and then schmooze with the boys and Andrew's family. Jo also made the trip today and got to visit some of my running haunts as we drove part of the Boyden Lake route.

It was a great day for a run and nice to have the Three Blind Moose back together again. We hope to get together again for some long runs before MDI. Have a good week!

10 comments:

Andrew said...

What a great time getting together like that! Unplanned and all. Yeah, while I'm out there trying to pull for you guys, you're back with the 1st lady. Some guys have all the fun...

Lauren enjoyed meeting Jo. Perhaps getting them together for chat so we can run?

Marc drove 6 hours round-trip to see us. Of course, he claimed it was to run "his favorite race" but I don't think so.

Marc said...

I agree, what a great time today! I was very surprised and happy to see you pulling into the lot.

Ok, Andrew, you got me. It was for the food :)

Jamie said...

I had no idea Laura Bush ran competitively. Great job you guys!

olga said...

That some good run!

Bob Gentile said...

Three Blind Moose-lol Very Nice!! Congrats to u three!

Bruce said...

Good result Mike just a week after the Cabot run. That was some hill (no I'm guessing mountain) you climbed!!

DawnB said...

Nice job Mike!! great to running buddies that you can enjoy a race with!! now go rest those legs

robtherunner said...

Congratulations on the run! I know the feeling of heavy legs. It's always good to run with friends.

Phil said...

Great race Mike and congrats on the sub 45 on a tough course.

Dusty said...

Nice job in the under 45 min 10K. Hills can really beat you up on a 10K, sometimes on a 5K. They eat at your time when you don't expect it. Fantastic run!