Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Seagull Six

Yesterday was a beautiful day. The night before I had decided to try to run the route for the Seagull Six. I haven't been to the gym or run in about 3 weeks due to being sick and f'ing up my back. I was thinking about running this race and I wanted to see how it would go. I usually don't prepare, I just wing it. This is just to long to "wing it".
I started out by walking a bit around Woods hole to warm up and stretch. Once I got my Ipod and timer watch all set I headed to the starting line and Ooops - the draw bridge is going up. That was all cool as I had not seen it function since it was replaced last year. Surprisingly it went up silently. No boats around so it appeared to be a test run.
The route was surprisingly hard. Of course the distance was more than I was used to but it was full of hills. I took a left onto School St and just began the long run uphill. It wound through the curves of Quissett Ave. and the Woods Hole Golf Course. I love to drive this road. I then took a right onto Oyster Pond Rd and began to feel it. I knew I was only about 2.5 miles into it. At the end of this road I took a right again which dumped me just before the 3 mile marker for the Falmouth Road Race. This was about 35 minutes into it.
From then on it was more walking than running but it felt great to be outside and the sky was beautiful. Above is just after the Lighthouse and just before the 1 mile marker. At this point I am basically doing the 1st 3 miles of the road race backwards. I was really counting down the miles here.
I made my way back into Woods Hole feeling good and hungry. I was spending more time enjoying the sights and snapping pictures like this perfect sign of Spring.
It took a total of 1hr and 20 minutes including a few breaks and about 20 or so photos. I dumped all of my change into this meter without it going up before I finally read "Quarters Only". Only got 30 minutes and just crossed my fingers when I left. As you can see that didn't work. My debt to society and the Town of Falmouth-10 Bucks. I could have registered for the race for $15.
Today is another story. Snow, Wind, Cold, ect. That is Ok as my muscles are sore and I have laundry to catch up on.
I will be keeping my eye on the Cool Runnings and Falmouth Track Club calenders for some upcoming 5K's and work towards the Falmouth Road Race.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40