Monday, May 26, 2008

2008 University City Memorial Day Run

Ran in the U City Memorial Day 5K this morning. No chip timing so I'm not sure what my official time was yet. Somewhere around 21 minutes. Hopefully my speedwork sessions with Big River Running Company will help improve that by the end of the summer.

UPDATE 2008-06-02: Official results put me in 3rd place for my age group and 29th overall with a time of 21:01 and a 6:46 pace.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Velo in the Valley Time Trial

Participated in the Velo in the Valley Time Trial organized by Ghisallo Racing. The course was a flat 18K out-and-back in Wildwood, MO. This was my first USCF race so I purchased a day license and raced as a Cat 5. Finished 15th in my category.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Big River Running Company Speed Sessions

Attended Big River Running Company's speed session tonight. We ran a ladder at descending distances of 1600, 1200, 800, and 400 meters. I'm currently running with the 20-21 minute pack, but I'd like to get my 5K below 20 minutes.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Second City Touring Company

Went to see the Second City Touring Company perform their "One Nation Under Blog" show at the Touhill Performing Arts Center tonight. The audience was a little slow to help out with the improv during the first half of the show, but things picked up after intermission. The performer Seth Weitberg is worthy of a special note for repeatedly pulling off some very clever reincorporation.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

St. Louis Brewfest 2008

Volunteered at the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival this evening at Forest Park. It rained like crazy, but people still had a great time - even though things got a little muddy near the end. I worked tap 109 serving a Bohemian Pilsner from Morgan Street Brewery. Good fun, great people and a portion of the proceeds goes to help Lift for Life.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Swell Season

Went to see The Swell Season at the The Pageant last night. The Swell Season is Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, the musicians/songwriters from Ireland and stars of the movie Once (2006). Their song "Falling Slowly" won an Academy Award for Original Song.