Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Racewaking Clinic Classmates Do Big Sur Half

Several classmates from Dave McGovern's Solano Beach racewalking clinic participated in the Big Sur half-marathon. Here are their results:
Jim Paschall------2:25:47
Karen Byrne-------2:28:51
Trisha Petraglia--2:29:19
Deanne Edwards----2:29:41
Jules Fox---------2:35:11
Pat Paschall------2:38:02

Wow, that's pretty good. The fastest average pace was Jim Paschall's 11 min/mile and his wife did a very respectable 12 min/mile. That in itself is impressive but add to this the hills in Big Sur and it is quite amazing. Congratulations to Coach Sloan Zsiro and her "Walk This Way" club.

How am I doing? Well, I finally got rid of those blister pads and after taking a day off I'm feeling pretty good though I still have a slight case of wobbly knees. Once again I jumped out of bed (after hitting the snooze button about a dozen times) and hit the pavement.
Mile 1 - 12:23
Mile 2 - 12:35
Mile 3 - 12:15
Average pace - 12:24 minutes per mile
Total Workout - 37:15

So, I've got a long way to go before I could consider myself up to the level of my classmates, but then again I've been slacking off these last few days. Time to push myself a little harder.