Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Hey! I'm No. 223.

Every time I run a race, I feel the need to blog how I finished. So, I'll do it again.

My wife and I ran a half-marathon through Fargo-Moorhead Saturday. I finished with a time of 1:53:51, giving me a pace of 8:42 a mile. This is almost a full minute behind the pace I ran in March, but keep in mind that I ran an additional eight miles this time (21k rather than 8k -- 13.1 miles rather than 4.9).

And I can take solace in having outrun my wife. She finished the race with a time of 2:05:42. That's a pace of 9:36 a minute.

Another element of this run was that it allowed me to shake off a few old hang-ups, as mentioned in my column.

Our planned next race is this one.


Crystal said...

forget the running! i am impressed with your mad division skills!

Dave Morris said...

Chris, welcome back and congratulations. We missed ya man!

Thomas said...

When did you start running? I never ran too much myself - except from coppers.

Chris Cope said...

I started running about two years ago in an effort to get in shape for rugby. My obligation to the Global Media Conspiracy is not rugby-friendly, so I've just stuck with the running thing.

People regularly tell me that they think running as a hobby is a bit daft and I regularly agree with them. People who get their kicks from running have something wrong with them.

I run for the complete sense of vindication I feel when I drink heavily and eat poorly. Immediately after the half-marathon, my wife and I went to Chili's.

Astrid said...

I run 10K in about 50 minutes, but to run as far and as fast as you and your wife that is way awesome! Excellent job!!! I hope the police didn't stop you for speeding?