Saturday I ran the Monument Avenue 10k for the first time in 6 years. The weather was absolutely perfect – warm but not hot with mostly sunny. I have an ambitious running goal for this year and it was good to have this to look forward to for training. I managed to run it in under an hour.
After wanting to run this race for a few years I finally had the opportunity to run the Anthem Corporate Run with 40 of my co-workers and another 1,000 or more runners from around the city. Turned out to be a great night for it and I ran a little over 5k in 24:37 for a 7’46” pace.
After standing on the sidelines for 3 years cheering on friends and family I finally joined the 30,000 people who signed up and ran the Monument Avenue 10k. Here’s my time and some pictures of running in the rain.
Here I am running the 2012 Ukrops Monument Avenue 10k Presented by Martins.
I had an awesome weekend in Deltaville. It started with the Inaugural Deltaville 5k. With zero training I ran the whole thing and had a respectable finish of 26:07.
I took the weekend off from sailing to heal a minor wrist sprain and so I went right from the 5k to doing race committee at Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the offshore Cut Channel Race. I got a lot of great pictures of the offshore fleet here.
Saturday night was 4th of July partying, fireworks and swimming. For Sunday’s racing we thought it was going to be a bit windy so I jumped on a Front Runner as a 3rd crew member, but halfway through the race the wind died and I sat out the next two light wind races and instead went sailing on a Byte in the afternoon. Saturday night we again watched Fireworks.
Monday was FBYC’s One Design Long Distance Race. I normally would have sailed my Laser in this, but again I was sitting out to rest my sprained wrist. I went out for the start and the first two legs to get some photos. The entire collection is posted here.