Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cross Training

No, not Cyclocross, but running! Started running a bit over the summer and now am looking forward to splitting workouts between cycling and running over the winter. I think this will provide a good, alternative workout when the roads and weather are not favorable for the bike. It will also provide a good variation and motivation to try something new.

Away in Corning for the Thanksgiving holiday, I signed up for the 16th annual Pie and Glove 5K in Denison Park on Thanksgiving morning. Yes, it is a race, but its really a family-friendly event. My niece and nephews were also running, and saw lots of kids and parents running together. Prizes for top three finishers in each age category are pies, and everyone gets a free pair of gloves to help keep their hands warm in the chilly, November air.

I felt good on my run, finished 162 out of 800+ runners. Also signed up for the Snowball 5 mile run in December, here in Wantagh.

800+ runners ready to start the Pie and Glove 5K run.

Me in the final few meters of the Pie and Glove 5K run.

Saturday was a travel day back to LI but was glad to get on the bike this morning for 50 miles in good weather and sun. Enjoying what will probably be the last few days of good weather before winter really settles in.

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