I was toasted and Linda was roasted on yesterday’s 20 miler. Seventy eight degrees at the start, 90 when we finished. Was smart enough to head to the Wabash Trace and take advantage of the shade, 10 miles down to Mineola, 10 back. I lost 5 pounds and dipped to my lowest weight of this training cycle, 61.688 kilograms. Refurbished the calories at our 1st Annual Omaha Endurance Group Summer Splash at the Yutan Clan Compound of Bill Weeks. Thanks Bill for hosting and treating!
The Boystown 5 Mile and 1 Mile, and Kids Run went off under decidedly cooler temps this morning. There were even the occasional sprinkles to help cool the runners. Thanks to RD Brooke Whitrock for helping us promote our fundraiser for David Adams on June 6th at Burke Stadium. A nice announcement by KAT 103 and recognition of David’s accomplishments helped kick off the 1 Mile. David hopped in with the kiddos lined up front, cameras were flashing everywhere and I’m sure those little ones will have a memory of a lifetime. He covered the tour in 4:28 a time that will likely stand until he decides to run it again. It was heartwarming to hear the cheers from the casual spectators and other fans that were appreciative of his smooth and speedy stride coming down the final stretch.
I had the best seat in the house for the 5 Mile doing lead bike duties. Our mate Cory Logsdon won in 26:45 using the race as a rust buster for this upcoming weekend’s Hospital Hill Team Challenge. Dustin Llewellyn (29:17), Jimmie Doherty (29:59), Shawn Kellis (33:02), Agustin Delgado (33:18), Bill Weeks (39:10), and Ron Olsen (41:21) also represented with pride and distinction.
On the women’s side, Jen Viehrig (33:29), Joy Shulz (34:11), Nicole Nelson (35:09) and Roxi Erickson-Olsen (36:03) were our women’s entrants.
Tim Langdon (39:31), Emily Langdon (39:32), Olivia Langdon (39:32) all crossed the line celebrating Fun Family Fitness. Olivia set a new 5 & under female age group record, pretty speedy even if she was in the BOB.
Always great to see so many of our athletes proud to wear the Red & White! Team Unity, Team Pride!
We also had many, many of our OEG mates competing with most scoring big prs and some getting hardware and bragging rights (You Go Cindy Tully!).
We’ll have photos up on our flickr account later today, enjoy and download for free as usual. Thanks to Justin Mollak for coming out and shooting the race. Thanks also to Matt Pohren, Kelly Crawford, and Linda for volunteering this morning, if we’re not in it to win it, we’re in it to help you enjoy it!
Cory with his first overall hardware.