Summer Update

Summer of Speed! After the LA Marathon I decided to change things up a bit and focus this summer of increasing my speed and keeping the weekly mileage down. Racing the shorter distance events has been fun and I’m glad to say I’ve hit some PRs that I’m very happy about! Now that the summer is pretty much over (doesn’t feel like it with this heat!) I’ll be marathon training again soon for CIM in December. Also this month I’ll be running the Berlin Marathon but I won’t be trying for PR as I will do my best to take in all the scenery that the route has to offer.

Below are some of the PRs and Course PRs that I’ve hit this summer

5K: 5/18 – Armed Forces 18:38 (2 Second PR) -> 7/13 – Meals on Wheels 18:23 (15 Second PR)

10K: 6/1 – Wrigley River Run 39: 04 (2:02 PR)

6/2 Griffith Park Trail Marathon Relay 38:36 (4:32 Course PR)

9/2 Conquer the Bridge 34:58 (10 Second Course PR)

IF you’d like to see these in more detail, please check the link here.

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Fourth of July Weekend 2017

This post is a little late but hey at least I’m posting something up! What a busy weekend it was! With family and visitors coming from Arizona, the Bay Area and Kansas it was sure to be a fun filled (and extended) weekend!

Saturday Morning I headed to Cars and Coffee in San Clemente with my buddies Steve and Ronnie who both have Lamborghini Huracans. Afterwards we headed to Newport Lamborghini’s monthly cars how and it was packed! So many people and exotics! I even saw a La Ferrari in person for the first time, very nice car but I’d still take a McLaren P1 GTR over it any day!

Later that day I just hung out at my sisters and met her in laws from Kansas, my sister’s family from Arizona and family from the Bay area. Most of the night consisted of playing hide and seek with the kids as well as some intense games of Knockout!

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Father’s Day Run 2017

Did the Father’s Day run with @abetterworldrunning yesterday. This was the 10th Father’s Day since my dad’s passing so it had a special meaning to me. That and the fact that my brother @congruns was my father figure during my high school years. Taking me to wrestling tournaments at 5 in the morning, picking me up late after practices and even paying for my camps always meant a lot to me. @erix006 and @jvoruns (not pictured because she was running the half marathon) also ran that day. It was a hot morning but another great experience overall! Also beat my previous time by 27 seconds finishing 28th out of 187!

Wrigley River Run 2017

I was asked by my brother (@congruns) if I wanted to participate in the Wrigley River Run in Long Beach last month. I’ve been running more but have never done any organized run other than 2 Warrior Dash runs which aren’t timed. I’ve been wanted to try and see how I’d do so I gave it a shot. It was a 5K run with great overcast weather and it wasn’t too hot with low 70s temps.

I ended up finishing the 5K with a time of 26:27, 78th overall and 2nd in my age group. This was a fun event and I’m glad to have been invited to participate.

I’m signed up to do a Father’s Day Run in Van Nuys  on June 18th. Weather is supposed to a hot high 80s/low 90s so we’ll see how it effects how I feel during the run.