Sunday, September 26, 2010

Update - Sunday, September 26, 2010

John V. Karavitis, John Karavitis, Karavitis, KC9ISD, Amazon, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, BigSight, etc.  Hey there everybody.  It's been a while since I last blogged re my running.  Sorry about the lapse, I have of course been Twittering, and my results are, of course, on Athlinks.

So, ran in the Peapod Half Madness 10K in Batavia, IL, on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010.  Time:  63 minutes, 31 seconds.  Great effort given this was my first 10K in about 20 years (!!).  I surprised myself, I thought I'd be bringing it in in about 72 to 75 minutes.  63 minutes is very good.

Yesterday I jogged/walked 13 miles, basically a half marathon.  I felt good yesterday, and I feel good today (didn't run today).  I think that if I keep it up and don't have any lapses in training, I should be able to do my next 10K in UNDER 60 minutes.  I think that my speed will get better with more mileage and losing a few more pounds.  My legs, etc., all feel great, even given the 13 miles I covered yesterday.  I think that's pretty good!

Next year, I'll be thinking seriously about running in half marathons.  I think that if I can lose a few more pounds, I will speed up A LOT.

Stay tuned!  John V. Karavitis, John Karavitis, Karavitis, KC9ISD, Amazon, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, BigSight, etc.

Monday, September 6, 2010

LABOR DAY - Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day everybody!  Looks like it's going to be a great Labor Day today!  Go out running or biking NOW, it's gonna hit the mid 80s later on this afternoon, according to the Weather Channel Desktop.

Yesterday I ran the Peapod Half Madness 10K race in 63.5 minutes.  I'm veryhappy with the result, and I look forward to MORE 10Ks!  John V. Karavitis, John Karavitis, Karavitis, KC9ISD

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010 - Had a GREAT run today! John V. Karavitis

Had a great run today.  Made a little over 5.25 miles in one hour, and did my 7 miles in 79 minutes.  So, I think I'll be okay for this Sunday's 10 K.  Packet pick-up tomorrow, won't run though, I think I might just walk the distance.  Then, weather for Sunday is supposed to be PERFECT.  I wonder what the timing "chip" is going to be like, if I don't turn it in, I'll be charged $95!  John V. Karavitis, John Karavitis, Karavitis