|The Start of the Monterey Bay Half-Marathon
(Photon from Big Sure International Events)
I’ll do my best not to be one of those runners that bore you with all their training and race performances. Yesterday, I ran the Monterey Bay Half-Marathon, and let’s just say I ran pretty well. I’ve been running for over 30 years and at age 46, I can still compete in events like the Monterey Bay Half-Marathon which are every bit as competitive as any race I ran in high school or college. How many high school or collegiate athletes, outside of runners, can say that?
I finished in 1:25:57 and according to my Garmin watch, the “half-marathon” course was 13.3 miles, so this roughly translated to a 1:24:40 half-marathon. The weather was ideal, the scenery along the Monterey Peninsula Cost was spectacular. I finished in the top 100 and fifth in my 46-49 age group. Hope you’ll forgive the bragging, but it’s nice to know at my age, I’m not too old for this shit. It’s days like these that remind me I hope to be running until the day I die.