Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ran 3.5 miles in 20:15. 5:47 pace!

36 years ago.  I came across an old piece of notebook paper from the summer of 1975, part of my training log I thought was long gone.  One of the entries, dated July 20 tells me I ran the 3.5 mile Bethlehem City Festival race in 20:15, not too bad for a 22 year old bicycle racer.  I also made note that  it was hot and humid.  I now remember that race, back then there were not too many running events and it was hot that day because I took my shirt off on the home stretch for some relief from the muggy conditions.  Other entries from that log are runs with my good friend Len Vreeland and club runs with the LVAA (Lehigh Valley Athletic Association).  The LVAA and the Emmaus Road Runners combined to become the Lehigh valley Road Runners of which I am now a member.  Anyway back to the race, after finishing remember large quantities of beer being consumed by the members of my party and falling asleep under the trees in the park near the Bethlehem YMCA.

So, save your logs, they are nice to look at later in life and bring back pleasant memories.

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