Grand Slam Central


Going the Distance: 32.4 miles and beyond

Alan Tobin

Place                              Time
Anthem 5K Fitness Classic
19th                                 16:20

"That's my slowest time here. I've been putting in faster workouts earlier this year. So I'm fast, but I'm not as ready in terms of endurance. I went out good - in 5:00 - and I was hoping to get between my PR, 15:43, and 16:00. But with my training this winter, I didn't have the endurance to maintain it. Now I'll try to go through the first 5K in the same time at the City Run."


Place                              Time
Rodes City Run
15th                                 33:14

"I feel better today than I did two weeks ago, as far as being competitive. I did the first 5K in 16:10, which is faster than I ran the Anthem. That's what I wanted to do. I got through four miles in 21:00, which is good, too. But I kind of fell apart in the last two miles. I ended up with a little better time than last year (33:17)."


Place                              Time
Papa John's 10 Miler
8th                                   55:08

"I'm pretty happy with my place. My time was slow; it was very humid today. But I was ahead of some people who beat me in the last few races."


Place                              Time
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon
10th                               2:40:34

"I had a good place, but my time was not too fast. I went through the first half at about what I wanted. I had to make a one-minute pit stop at 12, and I did the half in 1:16. Then I didn't have anyone to run with. It's hard to race in a marathon when you're out there by yourself for most of it, or at least the last half."

Amanda Tolle

Place                             Time
Anthem 5K Fitness Classic
3209th                            31:00

"The race went well, but I feel like I should have done better. I just wish I could have finished in the same time as last year. I was in better shape last year. I finished four minutes slower this year. Hopefully the next races will be better."


Place                             Time
Rodes City Run
3437th                          1:06.18

"Good race, and thanks to my cousin Erin for pushing me to finish. I was glad she was with me. We had a great time running together. I look forward to the 10 Miler."


Place                              Time
Papa John's 10 Miler
3525th                           1:51:32

"I had a pretty good race, and the weather was beautiful. Me and my cousin had a great time. Also, my son did a good job at the fun races."


Place                              Time
Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon
6553th                           2:51:16

"I finished. That is about all I can say. Both my heels were bleeding by the third mile, and it hurt so bad. It took all I had to finish. Then I became really sick after the race. Overall, the day was a bust. The weather was great, though. I learned a lot from this weekend's race. I look forward to next year."

Shawn Wilson

Place                              Time
Anthem 5K Fitness Classic
81st                                 19:09

"I set a PR, running one second faster than my previous PR. I felt great throughout the race; it seemed that there were runners pushing every step of the way. It really helps you get through those difficult points of a hard 5K when others are pushing you along the way. Given the talent level of the field, I'm thrilled with my placement, and I look forward to seeing how I'll do in the upcoming races in the series."


Place                             Time
Rodes City Run
86th                                39:46

"I was pleased with the race today. We had great weather, and I felt great throughout the run. I was fortunate enough to set another PR with today's race. The weather and the course enabled me to maintain a consistent pace and come in under my goal time of 40 minutes. I only hope that the weather for the Papa John's 10 Miler isn't a repeat of last year with the high temperatures and equally high humidity."


Place                              Time
Papa John's 10 Miler
107th                             1:07:57

"I was pleased with the race today. I set another PR, improving my previous best by 30 seconds. I've been forced to cut back on my mileage over the last month or so, and I believe a decrease in endurance was evident during the second half of the race. Nonetheless, it was a great event, and I look forward to the last month of preparation for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon."


Place                              Time
Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon
119th                             1:29:33

"We couldn't have asked for better weather. The support was great on the course; it was easy to continue pushing for the full 13.1 miles. I was fortunate enough to set a PR today. It was a great experience."