It was a rainy day for the 2019 Monument Avenue 10k. Thankfully the rain washed away all of the pollen that has been in the air. My goal for this one was to run the whole thing and finish in under an hour. I beat that by about 5 minutes and was pretty happy with my running.
For the 2nd year now I got out to run the Hill Topper 5k in Church Hill. While it has been pretty cold both years I’ve run it – it has served as a good race to train for and start getting in shape for the Monument Ave 10k a month later.
Jess and I ran the SpeakUp 5k for the first time Saturday the 8th. It was a fun run through Byrd Park with a lot of entertainment over a variety of terrain. We joined her co-workers and the thousands of others there to support this cause.
We had a beautiful evening for the Anthem Corporate Run 5k. Companies from around the city sponsor teams, there’s a run around Innsbrook and then a couple thousand participants hang out among the company tents for a big party. I had a great time catching up with friends from all the different companies.
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.