More Running in 2013

September–November, 2013
Posted here April 15, 2022

Labor Day Dash

Monday, September 2, 2013

This is the same race as last year’s Safe Harbor Run/Walk; they changed the name of it this year. It was held at Henry Vilas Park in Madison, WI, at 9:00 a.m.

Headed to Madison for the Labor Day Dash (5K)
~ Posted at 7:38 a.m.

Labor Day Dash - Madison, WI: 3.1 miles in 26:12 (8:27/mile), 9:04 a.m.
Arrived late, five minutes before race time! Quickly checked in and jogged to start line. Started at the back of the pack... first half mile especially, was very congested. Still ran a good race, breaking my PR by nearly two minutes!
Mile 1 - 9:23
Mile 2 - 8:28
Rest of race - 8:21

From official results, later:
Field Placement: 24th of 105
Gender Placement: 15th of 44
Age Group Placement (Males 50-59): 4th of 10

Set a new PR at the Labor Day Dash 5K in Madison, WI - 26:12. Previous record was 28:03.
~ Tweeted at 12:31 p.m.

That awkward moment when you realize that it took you longer to get out of bed than to run 3.1 miles.
~ Tweeted at 4:51 p.m.

Skelly 50K Relay

Saturday, November 9, 2013

This private event started and ended at the Skelly home which is not far from Skelly’s Farm Market.

Skelly Country Run, First Leg: 7.76 miles in 1:09:28 (7:10 a.m.)
First leg of a 50K relay. Strong west winds and some hills provided a challenge. I finished strong with a kick at the end. Great run!

Team Rusert (3 runners) finished in 4:09:37.
Jessica Garcia and Jennifer Skelly finished together in 4:28:20.
Team Jade (Charlie, Jade, Kayla, Ann) finished in 4:45:00.
Team Mike (5 runners) finished in 4:47:15.
Team No Plan, No Problem (3 runners) ran only the first lap, finishing in 2:30.
Jana ran 17 miles by herself; time not recorded.

Thanksgiving Day Group Run

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Holiday Adventure: Ran 8.63 miles in 1:19:22 (9:12/mile), 7:10 a.m.
Met up with a dozen other runners at Ron Mowry’s house for the annual Thanksgiving Day run. This was my second year, and I lost the course for the second time! I ended up running Racine St. right through the roundabouts (still under construction, with deep tire tracks) and over the interstate. Ran into some of the group at mile 6.6. ~ Also saw Jennifer Skelly at mile 4, on Palmer; she ran with me for a bit. ~ Snow and ice, plus snow-covered woodland trails and creek crossings, added to the adventure.

Hot spiced cider, mixed nuts and zucchini bread awaited us upon our return.