Saturday, June 17, 2006

This morning was my last 5k of the season...

now it's on the marathon training starting tomorrow.

This morning was the third annual "Hero's Run". It was sponsored by the St. Louis Track Club and the Police Athletic League. It benefited the Metro PD's inner city sports program. It was a great race, although it was a little warmish out. I think I must just be well acclimated to the heat, because I never got really miserable until after I was done with the race and sitting in my car finishing my water.

I was really happy with my time, I finished in 26 minutes. I was really disappointed in the other people running the race. There were an awful lot of people really struggling with the course, because it was warm, and it was hilly, and it was extremely sunny. I tried to offer a few words of encouragement to anyone I passed who looked like they were really having a tough time. I also tried to make it a point to thank the kids handing out water and the cops directing traffic. Is it me, or doesn't that just seem like being a basic, decent human being? I was pretty much the only one doing these things though. That made me sad.

We also went to the Science Center today. For those of you who don't live in St. Louis, it used to be a really top notch facility. Nowadays, none of the exhibits have been updated since the late 1990's and most of the exhibits are broken or extremely uninteresting. However, the special engagement exhibits ROCK!

Today was the BJC Sportswork exhibit. It was an interactive exhibit where you could try your hand out at throwing from a major league distance mound, sprinting 10m against Jackie Joyner Kersee, pulling up to 5Gs on an inverted loop with a bike, and various other balance, agility and physical aptitudes tests. It was very cool, and I highly recommend it if you're in the area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That sucks about the Science Center - haven't been there in ages. Awesome running. And, so sorry I forgot my charger and don't have your number but I really hope you'll have some free time while in chicago so we can catch up because 3 years is way to long to not see each other.
Good luck with all the training