Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Jersey 5K

I'm here in Long Branch New Jersey for the full marathon tomorrow.  But many of our Team In Training team chose to also run the 5K today.  We increased our fundraising limit to raise a little more to fight cancer. We were blessed with a beautiful day after what has been fairly cold and windy weather.  I dressed a little too warmly in anticipation of dealing with the cold.  But since it was only a 5K I didn't suffer very much from the heat.  I was very happy with my results too, just a couple minutes over 30 minutes.  If only I could keep up that pace for a full marathon.

Our inspiration dinner is tonight and tomorrow we will run our full event.  I am doing the full marathon but most of the group are running the half marathon.  It will give me the state of New Jersey in my quest for running a marathon in each of the 50 states.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Maratona Di Roma

A wonderful marathon in Rome, Italy today.  The amazing course started and ended at the Colosseum and passed by all of the most important and famous sites of the Eternal City.  The weather was perfect and I felt great.  I even had a fairly decent finish time of 6 hours and 7 minutes.  Still slower than I would like, but considerably faster than some of my more recent events.

At The Finish

After the race I plan to take the train to Assisi and begin my pilgrimage along the Via di Francesco.