Sunday, December 14, 2008

RR: Gulf Beaches Holiday Halfathon

Nice race that runs through some of our little beach towns, starting in Madeira Beach and running through Redington Beach, up the Pinellas Trail, and ending with a loop around, and then into, Taylor Park, which I'm pretty sure is in Largo. About 1200 people showed up, and the weather was perfect for running--cool, overcast, and not too breezy.

2:22:12, which is way better than my last PR (2:30:59) last month, and *significantly* better than this same course last year (2:57:05)

This one was for Lili the Great Dane, whose cancer had caused her to deteriorate rapidly over the past week and we had to have her put down last night. She was a very good dog.

And I ran like I stole it :)


Daria said...

Shawn.......a PR and what a PR....WOOHOO. So sorry to read about Lili. She has been welcomed by Dixie at Rainbow Bridge and bragging to her about your PR. I'm sure that she watched you from Rainbow Bridge and "woofed " you on.

Cheryl said...

Awesome! Have you changed your training? How have you gotten so fast?

I'm still very sorry to hear about Lili. My dogs are my family.

Shawn said...

Thanks, you guys.

The only real difference has been tri training, and that I lost 16 lbs this year. Free speed!

From Here to There said...

Oh Shawn I'm so sorry about Lili. What a lovely name for an elegant animal. So sorry for your loss :(

Congrats on the great race. Lili really had your back :)