Sunday, November 23, 2008

My GRC Anniversary...

The difference a year makes....

from Robert Jarrin
to Max Lockwood
date Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 8:20 PM
subject Running

Max - We've never met. My name is Robert Jarrin and I'm a runner. Not a great runner, but a runner. I want to get better. Towards that end I was in the store the other day. I spoke with Ben who suggested I try to run with you and your group, depending on whether or not I can hang with you. He directed me away from the meetup page and to the blog. I was going to meet you guys today but pussed out on account of the rain. Instead I ran 10 miles tonight in miserably 10 degree colder weather which was probably just as shitty as this morning.

Again, would like to join you guys sometime but not sure I can hack the speeds. I usually train in 7-7:30 minute pace. I've run 5 marathons starting with my first one in 2005. I've run 5 marathons starting with my first one in 2005. My PR is 2:58. My PR half marathon is 1:23. I have no ego and want to improve. Two problems though: 1) I'm old (37). 2) I'm nowhere near sub-6 minute laps.

Are you running tomorrow (Friday November 16)? Or do you recommend that I come out for the meetup run at the store on Saturday?

Would appreciate any info you can lend.


from Max Lockwood
to Robert Jarrin
date Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 8:33 PM
subject Re: Running

Hey jarrin, nice of you to drop a line. Sure, come along and join the
fray. I am meeting my friend michelle for a run tomorrow at the store
at 3:45pm. It will be 10 miles. You are welcome to come along. Don't
worry about speed and age. I am 37 too! Stay in touch and welcome



He actually made me meet him at the store at 3:42pm that Friday. That run changed my life. Thanks Max.



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