Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
|Photo courtesy Malden Rotary Road Race|
|Photo courtesy Malden Rotary Road Race|
Malden Half + 5 results
|With Dave Dunham post race|
Sunday, February 17, 2019
I have to thank the incentive or schedule of the All Terrain Runner Series hosted by USATF New England. Over each of the last five years or so, the series has consisted of a snowshoe, trail, road, cross country, mountain, and indoor or outdoor track race. The lack of snow has usually found the snowshoe event getting cancelled. However, all other disciplines have been staples.
The track event within the 2019 ATR series was an 800M which had to be run at one of three meets: USATF New England Indoor Masters meet in January (Providence, RI), USATF New England Indoor Open Championship (Harvard), or USATF New England Open Outdoor Championships in July (Holy Cross). I selected the meet at Harvard late this week.
I ran a 4 X 400M workout on the treadmill late in the week. The 400's we're run at a mild 6:00 per mile clip (about my 5K race pace). I entered the meet with a 2:34 seed time which was #12 or at the cutoff for the men's masters "fast" heat. I was good with that. The alternative was a combined men's and women's 800M heat. I watched Harris Hardy win that heat with a 2:36 before I walked onto the Harvard oval up on the outside lane next to Bill Newsham (GBTC) and Jon Waldron (CSU).
The gun went off and followed Jon around for lap one. There was no competitor behind me. Pressure on. My stride was not smooth as I tried to get around Jon but failed. I did pass before 400M and put dropped the gauntlet I guess putting all my eggs in that 3rd lap. I caught Bill entering the final lap and moved into 8th place. I caught one runner. Now my stride was really clumsy. No kick here friends. Form failure lights went off. I was lucky to stay upright and keep moving forward in lane one.
So much for looking good for the finish line. Dust settled at 2:29.5, 7th place. I really had a blast. It was not pretty but I managed a smile and fist bumps for the finishers next to me. Wish I had another chance for a 800M soon. Shall I take another crack in July?
Photos and video by Krissy
Monday, February 11, 2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
I am glad Shawn was there for the company in not only the race but for the warm up and cool down. I want to thank race director Stephen Martin for his dedication to put the race on to support the Lynn Classical Girls Track Team. Shawn and I won Rolly's Gift Cards and a scratch ticket (mine did not hit any jackpot). Shout out to Mike Fitzgerald for the photos race photos and after. Grab a copy of the Lynn Journal this Thursday for a juicy interview with yours truly.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Attendance was down this year with under 200 finishers. Need to see an increase in attendance. Picked up a fleece blanket for 2nd in the age group. Tail wind heading out and in our face for the last few miles. Kept my place after the 1 mile marker until 7.5 and got gapped by over 20 ticks plus to the end. Think I was 58 and change last year. Still had some surges throughout today.
James Pawlicki, Bib: 78, Age: 44, has finished the 45th Annual 15K Great Stew Chase in a place and time of 59:22.1 6:23 010 59:22.8 0
Ran to the race for the warm up and a bit over 2 mile cool down with EJ and Rob. Picture below of me passing my dad and coach. Photo by John Mulroy.
Monday, January 14, 2019
So, I did stop at at the aid station area (we set up at the clock to be closer to the course). My right calf endured cramping in the 3rd loop, more in the 4th. Talked myself into the last lap with Nick and Todd going too. Last lap was a mental game while still running in slow motion and worrying about cramping.
Here are my fueling notes for the day and recap that I put down in my notes following the race while it was fresh:
Fat Ass 50K Race - 19th annual
Saturday January 5, 2019
Held at Bradley Palmer State Park, Topsfield, Mass.
Roger Martell Sr. RD
1 Pat Coran 3:23
2 Brian Burke 3:49
3 Nick Taormina 4:03
4 Brenden Burke 4:05
5 Jim Pawlicki 4:05
6 Todd Callaghan 4:05
7 Matt Curran 4:08
8 Gregory Lowe 4:25
9 Derek Cavatorta 4:30
10 Rowley Brucken 4:32