||This is in my first real running race.
The name of the race is called Dave's Four Mile. And it starts and
ends in Grupe Park in Stockton. Lisa snapped this photo about a quarter
mile from the finish. This guy behind me was behind me for the last
mile, right on my tail, drafting I guess. It was annoying me, especially
when he passed me right after this picture was taken. But I finished
well ahead of him! One female runner finished before me in this race.
My calves were sore after this race.
||This is me at the start of the Asparagus Festival
run called the Aspararun, a 5 kilometer in Stockton. The start and
finish is in the new, downtown Weber Point Event Center. I had a good race
here, I passed many people on the way to the finish. One statistic:
I was second to the top female finisher again, this time by 8 seconds.
The same female in Dave's 4 Mile.
||April 2 and I can be seen finishing the Hernia
Hill Half Marathon in Avery, CA. This was a tough, first half marathon
for me. Aptly named, this course is a hilly 13.1 miles. It
starts and finishes next to the Avery Hotel. It is out and
back. The turn around is near the bottom of a river canyon and the
paved section in the canyon is steep. It was a hot 2 hours that day.
||The rest of the year I ran pretty well. I even
reached a personal record/best in the mile. In October I started
a marathon training program. My goal was to run the California International
Marathon, CIM, December 2, 2001 in Sacramento, CA. I was running
5-6 days per week, 30-50 miles a week just prior to September 11.
Running almost stopped completely after that. I did not run the CIM.
I am kind of glad because this year the CIM was run in in heavy rain.
Now in 2002 I am just getting back. Stay tuned.