Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thomas Wolfe 8K

I decided the day I finished the Citizen Times 5K that I wanted to do more than a 5k and immediately signed up that evening for the Thomas Wolfe 8k. I have to admit, this morning I was think that I must be crazy to get myself up at 6 am and go run in the cold and misting rain. I was shivering the first 2 miles (5 miles total), but then I warmed up and did better. My goal for this race was simply to finish under 1 hour. I finished in 55:56, which is roughly an 11 min mile (I was doing just over a ten min mile until I had to run up Patton, which greatly slowed me down). Mile marker 1 was 10:12 and mile 3 was 32:24. I'm happy with my time though. I can tell my times are improving with each race and with practice (that I've been slacking on lately). The picture was taken in the cemetery

It was a pretty run. It started out in front of the Mellow Mushroom and went through downtown in front of the Civic Center. Then, over the bridge into Montford, down to the Cemetery where Thomas Wolfe is buried, back out to Montford. It continued back over the bridge heading away from downtown before turning back and up Patton Ave all the way up to the monument, before turning and finishing in front of the Thomas Wolfe House.

Shawn sat this one out, he said he's exclusively a 5ker. Jaime's already planning the next run, I'm not sure if I want to do anymore for a while. However, this is very addicting and I probably will. After all, what's another 4 miles?


Shawn Pyfrom said...

read my thoughts on the run at


stephanie said...

your cool!