Fairfield Half Marathon 2007

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Welp.... My first one is DONE.  I was up early this morning and hopped the 6:55 train out of New Haven instead of battling traffic and parking around Jennings Beach.  Surprisingly there were not as many runners as I expected to see at Union Station.

I arrived about an hour before the start and got my paperwork done since I did not pre-register.  The crowd filled the beach and parking lot and if I recall corrrectly they announced a record number of about 3000 runners.

 

The Fairfield Half Marathon ( 13.1 Miles ) was a tougher course than anticipated.  Starting down on the beach I expected relatively flat topography but there were some decent hills. Below is an elevation profile of the course.

I am not a speed runner so I decided to carry a camera in case I wanted to snap a few shots along the way. My first look back was about the 5k point just after mile three.    Noticed a follower approaching so I decided to pack up the camera and head on my way, nothing like a little inspiration to help on the long climb from mile 3 to 5.

Weather was absolutely perfect today. Temp must have been in the mid 70's with no humidity and a slight breeze.

My finish time was not very exciting in position number 1637 but I did complete the run with 6 minutes to spare from my goal of 2-1/2 hours.

When you are Coming to Connecticut -  Contact Dan Cummings - The Running Realtor for help with Real Estate.

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Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
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Congratulations honey - I'm so proud of you

Sandra

Jun 24, 2007 11:23 AM #1
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Sarah Cooper
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Yay, Dan!!  I'm glad you were able to do it!  Good time, beating your goal!
Jun 24, 2007 11:37 AM #2
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George Souto
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Your the man Dan, if that was me running someone would have to have given me mouth to mouth after a mile.  How is the knee????
Jun 24, 2007 12:19 PM #3
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Suzanne Sands
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Dan,

Congratulations on beating your own record! I knew you could do it, just make sure you take good care of that knee now. :)

Jun 24, 2007 12:28 PM #4
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Steve Scheer
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Congratulations Dan.  I am more of a bike rider myself, but really appreciate the effort it takes to meet a goal like this.  Now, enjoy some R & R for a day or so. 
Jun 24, 2007 01:35 PM #5
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Danny Smith
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I'm glad your injury didn't keep you out of this as I know you were really wanting to run it!
Jun 24, 2007 02:03 PM #6
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The KNEE held up fine and felt good after the run... Feeling a little discomfort this morning but I'll survive.
Jun 25, 2007 12:10 AM #7
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Thesa Chambers
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I am proud of you - you set a goal - worked for it and completed it.... that is a winner

Jun 25, 2007 07:47 AM #8
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