California International Marathon

Kevin Buchholz, Bob Shebest and me at California International Marathon 2008

Kevin Buchholz, Bob Shebest and me at California International Marathon 2008

Dylan is officially more comfortable walking than crawling. We have put the baby gates around the house to contain him but it is good to see him walking around and exploring. I am still taking him twice a week in the Chariot. Usually he has a good time but about a week ago we went late in the evening and it was pretty dark and I don’t think he enjoyed running in the pitch black.

No more marathons this year. Whew. Last weekend I paced the 3:10 group at the California International Marathon. Friends Bob Shebest paced the 3:15 group and Kevin Buchholz paced the 3:40. They came over Saturday night, we were up around 5 AM Sunday morning and Nicole dropped us at the starting line around 6:30 AM. We cut the start pretty close by spending too much time in the porta potty line. I think I showed up for the group with about 3 minutes to go. Nerves were high. And was it cold and foggy. The fog never lifted the entire run.

Had a good run. Started a little slow with the 1st mile coming in around 7:40 but that was the plan. I usually try to hit a 7:30 first mile then hit the 7:15 splits the next few. Had a very large group and lots of runners qualified for Boston. Ran into Jim and Barb Carlson handing out water around mile 22. Always a smile on their face. Bob and Kevin crossed the line like clock work. Great run. Here’s my splits from my Garmin: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7259810

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