January 30, 2011 – It was a very early AM wake up for the 2011 Groundhog Run down in Kansas City.  It was the second year in a row that I attend this race and had high hope for a new 10K Personal Record (PR).  See, the race is all indoors (in a cave really) and very flat.  Last year’s time was [50:39] and I wasn’t in half the shape I was this year.  Still, coming in at [49:21] is nothing to shake a stick at, but nowhere close to the sub 47 I was looking for.  It was a good day of training and I will take anything under 50 any day of the week!

A full set of results can be found here HERE

Here is where I fit in:

 

215th over all (out of 1160).  22nd out of 72 in my age category (this is usually a very tough bracket) with a first mile of [7:43] and an average pace of [7:57].  As my trainer Ryan Wolf would say, good day of training!

We, Dan Svoboda, Carrie Adams and myself, left at 5:00 AM for the 3 hour trek south.  With some healthily options for breakfast loaded with us, the trip when very fast both ways.  We heard a bunch about clean eating from Carrie and I got to know Dan a little bit better.

We also ran into some faithful Mud Mafia Members, Trish Adele, Tony Hartzell and Melissa Fabina.  They were running a little late an almost missed the race!  Good work guys!

I captured some Live Audio and Video of the Event that will be available over at the Blog and Podcast site.  http://theaverageguy.me.  Might be worth viewing if you have a very minutes.

It’s a short month until the Trek up the Tower here in Omaha and another tough event.  More info on that as we get closer.  You can check out all the details that event at http://trekupthetower.org/

Cheers!