I recently told a friend that I wasn't going to do these vanity posts about my running anymore, but it's been well-documented that I don't pay any attention to what I'm saying most of the time. Plus, if I lived somewhere good instead of Ohio, I could just shout imy performance from on top of a mountain. But I don't have a mountain; I have a computer and a blog.
The top story in Robb Kestner's world over the St. Patrick's Day weekend was that I won the Dublin Irish Festival 5K, clocking a 16:40 (the results say 16:42, but my watch said 16:40 so that's what I'm going with). My running partner was second, so that's pretty cool to finish 1-2. While I'm not thrilled with my time, it was cold (35 degrees), windy and the course was hilly. And 16:40 was all it took to win. On a positive note, I'm not doing 5K training, yet that's the fastest I've run a 5K since 1999.
Because I know all of you are tracking my running so closely, I'm running the LaSalle Bank Columbus Distance Classic (a half-marathon) on April 1, then making my annual pilgrimage with my good friend John to Indianapolis for the 500 Festival half-marathon on May 6. I'll let you know how they go. Unless they go poorly, in which you'll never hear about them again.