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Detroit Zoo Run


On Sunday September 16th was the annual Detroit Zoo Run.  The temperatures here in Michigan have gone to instant Fall like temperatures, so the start of the race was in the mid 40’s.  I had planned on running this event with Elizabeth as long as I could, then let her go off and not slow here down since I had ran 18 miles the day before.  We started at a quick pace with the first mile being about 7:30 minutes per mile.  I felt pretty good and we continued on.  A little after the 3 mile mark I think we were both feeling tired because there were several instances where we told each other to go ahead and take off.  Neither one of us wanted to back down I guess, and we continued to race each other.  Mentally I was thinking to pick off the next person, and then the next person so that kept me focused at a fast pace.  I know if she would of went faster and took off I would of became lazy and slowed down my pace.  With about half a mile left to go Elizabeth started to speed up and get ahead.  I tired to keep up but I felt like I had nothing left in the tank.  No kick for me at the end?  With a tenth of a mile to go I felt some energy come out of no where and I began sprinting towards the finish line.  I did have some kick left!  I felt like I was flying, passed Elizabeth, about 7 other people and then crossed the finish line.  I ended up with my best 10K time yet, another personal record of 46:59.  That is an overall pace of 7:33 per mile.  Thanks for pushing me and keeping me honest during the race Elizabeth.     


September 17, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Wow, great 10K!  Way to sneak under 47. 🙂

    Comment by Unknown | September 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. Now you\’re a speed demon, way to go!
    TNT Coach Ken 

    Comment by Downtown | September 18, 2007 | Reply

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