Pete Tanguay

Soaring Wings Half 2010

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Mavia, Races

One of the great races of the year is now behind us – the Soaring Wings Half Marathon.  Troy and I were in charge of the Free kids run and the night before the race we had about 200 kids out doing different distances.  What a great time.  1402 runneres registered for Soaring Wings and Dustin and Rachel outdid themselves again.

I feel good about my race, forcing myself not to be discouraged that I didn’t keep an 8 minute pace throughout the race.  I just didn’t have it.  I’ve been fighting injuries and it just wasn’t to be.  On the positive side, the 1:50 pacers never caught me.  Felt real good the first 5 miles and started sagging a bit going up the long hills in mile 6.  That’s when Matt, the 1:45 pacer caught up to me and hit me in the butt with the pace sign, saying, pick it up Pete, I’m right here.  I did for awhile but at the next incline he started edging ahead of me.  I almost caught back up coming into Centennial and the mile 7.5 aid station but it wasn’t to be.  Welcome to the middle miles.  I lost my 8 minute pace but kept from falling out of the race altogether.  I picked it up at the end but not soon enough.  Finished strong and got the time that my body had for me today.

Ran for Mavia again and am so happy that her MRI report was good, tumor has not grown.  Got her a Soaring Wings Medal and am sending it to her to celebrate.

Did an easy 5 mile recovery run this morning and felt a little tighter than I expected to.  That’s it for 2010 racing.  Now I MUST get into some serious strength and flexibility training, lose about 10-15 pounds and make a 2011 “A” race plan for a BQ.  It’s been a great year.  Running with gloves and long tights is just around the corner!

Another good age group finish- it’s the consolation for not exactly meeting your race goal!  All is good.

2 comments for this entry:
  1. Dad

    Glad to hear that you had a satisfying run at Soaring Wings, only one and a half minutes behind the 1:45 pacer. Glad to hear also that the injuries seem to be resolving themselves–at least you didn’t mention anything negative about them in your race report. Both laps 13 and 14 had impressive times.

    Another successful year (2010) of running and competing. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to training reports during the coming year and more racing next year.

  2. petetanguay

    Thanks Dad. Hopefully the injuries are on their way out. Wasn’t 100% but didn’t feel injured either. Strength training starts tomorrow morning after my run. I think this is going to be key. Am sore from the race and the run this morning, but that’s not an injury, just a consequence I think!

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