Hello. I'll kick off the thread by posting the results of the Gate River Run:
1 Viacheslav Shabunin, 43, New York, NY 47:21 2 Vladimir Tontchinski, 44, Jackson, NJ 48:09
3 Malcolm Campbell, 41, Atlanta, GA 48:16
1 Averkova Anzhelika, 42, Jackson, NJ 54:59
2 Fira Sultanova-Zhdanova, 50, Gainesville, FL 59:16
3 Sue O'Malley, 51, Port Orange, FL 1:01:50
The performamces of the Russian master runners is certainly impressive, and I hadn't realized that Shabunin had relocated to the US. He still holds the Russian record for the mile at 3:49.83 and 3000m at 7:39.24.
I didn't quite get up to his speed in my week's running, even in my track workout, which we were able to do outside in shorts for the first time this year (although it was windy and a little chilly). We did a mix of 800s and 1000s, which for me were around 2:40 and 3:23, respectively. Not hitting on all cylinders, but I shouldn't be with no serious races in the near future. Otherwise, my miles will end up at around 52 after an easy 10 today. I did 10 on Friday with the first 5 at around a 6:40 pace and the last 5 at a 6:20 average pace, so I should be able to run a decent half next Sunday in New York.
Last, but not least, good luck to everyone running next weekend in Bloomington. I'll try again in August for Lisle, IL.