Monday, August 16, 2010

New PR's and Blogiversary

This past weekend we ran 2 races, the Brew run Saturday night , 5.2 miles, and the Falmouth Road Race (FRR), 7.1 miles, Sunday morning. This post we'll just focus on Falmouth because we both got PRs (sort of).
This was the 38th running of the FRR. It's a very famous race that attracts A LOT of elite runners. The course is all along the coast and is quite gorgeous! It has no shade and has a few rolling hills, since it's held in August, it's usually pretty hot. This is the kind of race that has helicopters and is shown live on TV. Every year there are about 10,000 runners and everyone is assigned a bib number based on past performance. This year miss Bethany was bib # F97, which is the reason why she "sort of" got a PR. more on that later...
Ryan's past PR on this course was 57:30 which he set last year. Keep in mind we did our long run Friday morning and a road race Saturday night which we did as a tempo run so our legs weren't as fresh as they could have been. This year Ryan did 55:29, 7:52 pace a 2:01 PR!
Last year Bethany did 50:27 and this year did 50:22, so technically a 5 sec PR, right? Well because she was in the top 100, her time was based on gun time rather than net time like everyone else. bummer! So technically the garmin showed a PR, but it goes down in the books as 50:34. oh well.

We ran by this just after mile 1. 

See how pretty? 

Also, August 15th was the 1 year anniversary of our blog!
Happy Birthday Blog!

More in our next post about our Saturday night race - We got there 4 minutes before it started!

Thanks for reading our blog!
Hope you all had a great weekend!

14 comments:

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been a year!!

Amanda said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm certainly glad I found you :)!

Congrats on the great times on the race. Really impressive after your long run and race in the two days prior!

Jill said...

Congrats on two PR's - yay. That's great B that you placed in the top 100, too! Happy blog anniversary :).

Johann said...

Congratulations! Great running both of you! Pity about the PR but that’s a minor detail. Happy Birthday to your blog!

Colleen said...

You guys are crazy fast :) Happy Blogiversary!

Marlene said...

Congrats to you both! I say Bethany's PR totally counts... I don't see why they would use gun time for the top 100?!?

Katie A. said...

A PR, is a PR, is a PR - take it Bethany! Congrats to both of you! And happy anniversary to your blog!

Katye said...

geez you guys are speedy!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

you are racing fiends! blows my mind

biz319 said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Great job on those times too - awesome!

Jennifer said...

Nice PR"S!!! And happy blogger birthday! Cheers!

Tricia said...

congrats on the PRs!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Nice running! So wish I could run fast in the heat. I haven't learned how to do that one yet. Not giving up yet. Happy Blogiversary! Glad we connected over the past year.

Laura said...

Congratulations on the PR! I've never run the falmouth road race but I hope to do it some day. maybe next year :)
Cool to find other runners who live in MA! I'm in Beverly.
Will be following your blog!