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Patrick Crawford

Blogging on the road to the Louisville Triple Crown of Running




Feb 20, 2007

Getting Closer

The Anthem 5k is less than 2 weeks away. I am pretty excited about this race. I am coming off the Frostbite 5k in which I ran it in 26:31, My personal best. I was hoping for under 30 minutes, but I honestly did not expect that time.

I am running in the YMCA's Run to the Sun this Saturday. It is another 4 mile race. I like the adrenaline rush that comes with a race. I am very addicted to it right now.

I am glad the weather is warming up. It makes it a whole easier to go out run outdoors. I ran outside Monday night. I ran for about 4 miles at a track at an elementary school by my my house. Tonight I hit the gym. Did the elliptical for an hour and did some strength training. I usually run 3 days out of the week. Hit the gym the 3 others days and do another cardio exercise and do some strength training and take one day off all together. I really like this system. It helps break up some of the monotony of training.

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About Me


I've never been considered an athlete; I didn't compete in sports in high school or college. I just started running in August 2006 as a fun way to keep healthy and stay in shape after losing 55 pounds. I've run in three races since then: the Race for the Cure 5K and the Outrunning Autism 5K in October and the Snowman Shuffle 4 Mile in January.

I'm currently training with the Running 101 group at Fleet Feet Sports, preparing for my first Triple Crown of Running. My goal is to finish each race. I also plan to run in the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon.




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