Tuesday, August 29, 2006

1st River Run - Labor Day - Downtown Montgomery

Labor Day Chick-fil-A/Sneakers 5K/1-Mile River Run

Inaugural event that starts and ends at Union Train Station, downtown Montgomery. Challenging and scenic course.

Lots of big door prizes, including over a dozen pairs of running shoes and gift certificates for local area restaurants.

-- August 28th - September 2nd, $15.00 all
-- Day of race, $25.00 all
-- Day of race registration times, 6:45 am - 7:15 am
-- Packet pickup, Saturday, September 2nd at Sneakers, 6085 Atlanta Hwy between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
-- T-shirts are guaranteed for first 200 registered participants
-- For a registration form, go by Sneakers, Chick-fil-A, or call 263-2424 or email jacobs2508@aol.com
-- Register online at Active.com by September 2nd, 7:59 pm,

Monday, August 21, 2006

Midnight Express - Summer Misery

No runs this next weekend for me, work commitments. But if I could run, I would be doing the Country's Midnight Express in Columbus, GA. The run starts just before midnight Saturday, Aug 26. The route is lit by candles. Proceeds benefit the local visually impaired through scholarship funds at Columbus State University. Here's the link for the run:


The oppressive, miserable heat continues here without a break. It has been above 90 everyday since the beginning of May. It makes running a chore. The only choice I have is too run in the heat, or the boredom of a treadmill. I've been doing the treadmill lately, if this was my only option, I'd quit running. I'm really looking forward to the cooler temperatures, but the way this year is going, it's won't cool down till October. DAMN! The HOT summer nights don't really bother me, I can run forever as long as I can get some water, but it's the sun that really bothers me. As soon as that sun hits me, I feel drained, like "hitting the wall". Does the sun raise body temperature that much.

Saturday's 10K felt great until the halfway mark, I was a full minute faster than usually at the 5K, but then we turned around and were facing the sun the rest of the way. It was like someone was holding me from behind. There was even a nice breeze, but the sun just sapped my strength. I must be allergic to the sun. This year the sun and temps have been brutal everyday, no cloudy days this summer. The lack of tropical storms is very noticeable. Come on fall. I don't think I can take another summer in Hell (Montgomery).

Monday, August 14, 2006

Woodland Wallahatchie Run - August 19 - Pike Road

10k, 5k & 1 Mile

Woodland United Methodist Church
4100 Wallahatchie Road
Pike Road, Alabama

10K and 5K Race start 7:15am CST
1 Mile Run/Walk start 8:30 am CST
More Info Here

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Wetumpka RiverFest 5K - August 12 - 7:30 AM

Wetumpka RiverFest 5K
Fast course in downtown Wetumpka Alabama.
Race will start at Fain Memorial Park and Finish at Gold Star Park.
Following the race will be a full day of food, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

On-Line registration at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1319797 or pick up a registration form at Sneakers on the Atlanta Hwy in Montgomery.

Early Registration is $15 Day of race is $20.