Rutgers Unite

When:
April 17, 2016

Bib Number:
1580

Race Results:
01:55:48 (8:49/mile)

Race Recap:
Well this was a fun race indeed!  It was my third race of the year, my second with CGI Racing and my first in Northern New Jersey.  While this race was not an easy one, it had nothing on The Love Run that I ran just a week prior.  What was consistent was the great organization from the folks of CGI, and the AWESOME team support from both Team Red, White and Blue (RWB), as well as Black Men Run (BMR).  One thing that did seem to catch my attention was the lack of post race beer once you completed the race…it must be a Philly thing!  All in all, it was a great time and I look forward to the next time I participate in a CGI organized race, which will be NJ State Triathlon (Olympic Distance) in July.

 

Love Run Philly

When:
April 10, 2016

Bib Number:
554

Race Results:
02:08:24 (9:47/mile)

Race Recap:
Well this was my second race of the year, and my second year in a row doing the Love Run. Boy did they change up the course!  Miles 1 – 7 were pretty easy…nothing much different than any other Philly race, but once you came on mile 7, it was all UPHILL from there.  No BS, I felt like I was running up hill for 2 miles straight!  Miles 9 – 13.1 (or .3) were pretty standard. We came back down the endless hills and finished along MLK Drive.  The highlight of the race was the free post race beer, which I couldn’t drink because I wasn’t drinking on that day (piss poor planning!).  All in all, it was another well organized race by the folks of CGI Racing to kick off the Spring race season.

HC15K

When:
April 3, 2016

Bib Number:
55098

Race Results:
01:25:07 (9:08/mile)

Race Recap:
Well HELLO 2016 race season.  I always saw people doing this race in previous years but never considered participating.  In fact, I wasn’t going to race this year but I was given a free bib on the day before the race.  I guess that proves my fitness theory, “stay ready so you never have to get ready”.  HA!  It was fun though…not the race itself, that was regular.  You do enough races in your city and they all become the same.  The fun part was seeing how many people came out from all over (NY, NJ, PA) on a cold rainy day in their Team RWB gear to do this race.  That showed some real commitment!   I may not do the race again, but I’ll definitely make sure I travel more to support the NY, NJ and PA folks outside of Philly more often.