Well, I did it!
The numbers are in, and it was another successful finish to the Charleston, SC Cooper River Bridge Run 10K. Here's how it breaks down:
2011 time: 2:48:12 (yes, that's right. 2 hours, 48 minutes and 12 seconds.)
2012 time: 1:49:27.
Overall, an improvement of 58 minutes and 45 seconds.
I'll take it.
I wanted it to be less, I wanted to be able to run the whole thing. But here's why that didn't happen and won't until next year.
I still weigh 285 pounds. It's an amazing improvement over 577. But the idea that a 285-pound man who's only 5' 7" tall running an entire 6.2 miles, much of it uphill, is a bit much to expect. It's like a 200-pound man running while carrying an 85-pound weight.
So I will take my almost hour improvement and run with it!
See you at the race next year!