MIXED BAG

Steve Spence won the Olympic Marathon Trials in 1992.  He was also a World Championships Marathon Bronze Medalist in 1991.  He recently ran 4:52.9 for the mile at age 51.  Not so remarkable you might say until you consider it continues a streak of 37 years having broken the 5:00 barrier.  Start now and chase his record.

5 years ago today (at age 49) I did a time trial on my USATF Certified 12K at the dojo.  My splits were 7:02, 6:51, 6:35, 6:42, 6:20, 6:16, 6:18, and 2:37 for .45 for a time of 48:45.  My personal record for a training run loop.

Nick Symmonds ran a 5:19 Beer Mile on Tuesday.  Don’t even try that.

 

Going to give some love to the The Hollywood Run 5K & 10K (Friday night, August 31) because I like their amenities, message and effort to promote a healthy lifestyle for Omahans.  Race Director Kurt Beisch and Omaha Race have a lot in common with the goals of Team Nebraska’s road and trail race management efforts.

Register: http://www.active.com/10k-race/omaha-ne/omaha-hollywood-run-5k-and-10k-2012
Highlights:
• Bring a costume and run through Aksarben Village for a Friday night run and enjoy the evening as the sun goes down.
• This is a Kids friendly event in Stinson Park with a Kids Fun Run (3 times around is approximately a mile).
• First 100 people singed up receive a great technical running shirt with the Hollywood Run sublimation logo.  This is not a cheap cotton t-shirt. $25 value.  We have around  20 left.  First come gets the better shirt size!
• Quality Brands of Omaha – sponsors the first beer free first beer.
• Jimmy John’s – sponsors the snacks after the run.
• Prizes for costumes …
• Red Carpet Finish … of course there is a Red Carpet Finish
Come join us for the second annual Hollywood Run.  This is the last event presented by Race Omaha.  This event has a lot to offer for everyone and is a Kid friendly event. This event takes place on Friday night so you can get the weekend started off right!  There is a kids run that takes place in the Stinson Park at Aksarben Village before the adult race.  This race is approximately 1 mile and is open to ages 7 to 14.
After the 5k and 10k race, hang out and enjoy the evening before the sun goes down.

Stinson Park at Aksarben Village – is located in the middle of Omaha at 2225 South 64th Avenue.   Race Omaha Hollywood Run – Offering a 5k and 10k race for the adults and a Kids fun run in Stinson Park.  The Kids will run 3 times around the park which is approximately 1 mile. Run Course   The 5K and 10K Run Courses are an out-and-back route.
All athletes will start from Stinson Park and run down Mercy Road and 67th Street in the heart of Aksarben Village.  Both courses with turn towards the Keystone Trail and follow the trail until the appropriate turnaround.
Refund Policy No refund or transfers are given for any reason.  Considerable effort goes into producing such an event and funds are expended early in the process to create this race.  Thank you for understanding this policy.   Who we are Race Omaha provides multi-sport events for Women, Adults and Kids in the state of Nebraska.  We promote a healthy and active lifestyle for youth and adults one event at a time.

** Preliminary Schedule of Events **   Stinson Park at Aksarben Village  is where packet pickup will be and the start and end of each race.  There should be plenty of parking around the Village and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance parking garage will be available.  Stay around for giveaways after the race!   6:00  Packet Pickup.  Show up early to avoid the congestion. 6:50 – Race Briefing for all Athletes 7:00  Kids Race Starts 7:15ish  The 5K and 10K races will start together.

What better way to re-start my running than with my favorite group of Geezers.  An easy 3 miles this morning gives me 10 pain free miles in the last three days, I’m so happy I could cry.