Saturday, September 30, 2006

Five Fast Freaks Furiously Fly

The title describes our finish in the 5 person open mixed relay at the Akron marathon today. Todd ran first for a fast 10K. Brooks fried his 5K leg. Amie had a fabulous 10K finish. Elizabeth flew on her 5K portion. And Papa Louie, freaking finished the 12.2K strong to help bring us in 1st of 456 total in the mixed team relay. Second place team was 3 minutes ahead of us before I began the last leg but I not only passed that person but added 3 more minutes to finish our team in 2:57:25.

The only complaint was that it was cold and a lot of us had the uncontrollable shivers while standing around waiting for our relay to start. I took the shuttle bus with Elizabeth to her 5K start and ran from there to my start. I had to tell the cheering people, who thought I was running in first place, that I was just warming up, but thank you anyway.

We got to meet the marathon legend Bill Rodgers and I took a picture of him with our 2 fast lady's. Hopefully, Elizabeth will post that picture.

Click on this link to view our results.

Say the title 5 times for fun.

15 comments:

Michele said...

Wow, congrats on a great race.

JeffM said...

You're the secret weapon- six minute swap with you running- wow! Great race!!

TriSaraTops said...

Those are Five Fast Freaks! Congrats! :)

neese said...

WOW! that's freakin fantastic foot flyin! i had a feeling you'd do well! excellent job PL, and to all of you.

E-Speed said...

You did great Lou! Hope you are feeling warmer today. I still feel like crap but hopefully the CTC picnic will liven my spirits!

Lloyd said...

The five freaks won? 1st of 456 teams? Awesome.

Mojo said...

Congratulations! You five are fast, first place? Wow!

A five person relay sounds so fun. So, what was your split on your 12.2k?

Go ahead, tell me. Make me green with envy!

Papa Louie said...

I did the 12.2K (7.6 miles)in 45:50 which is a 6:02 pace. This was the pace I wanted to run in. I was very pleased with my run considering I was shivering all morning. During the run I had no need to drink or eat. I felt fine.

Cliff said...

Freaks!! :)

Jodi said...

You guys are amazing. Great race!

Jodi

JenC said...

Incredible! My two-person team didn't do as well, but of course, I was on it. : ) Great job FFF!

Deb said...

You are a bullet... Congrads on an awesome day!! Nice when you come to the finish and can think "it's good to be me"! ;)

Kim said...

It was nice to meet you after the race!! Elizabeth told me "you guys had won" the relay so that meant we had not!! LOL!! Oh well, we did place 67 out all those relay teams so I am pleased with the results.
It was a good day out there!!

Brian said...

Keep it up Lou and you'll be able to quit your job soon and go pro! Oh, and remember me when you get famous! I'd make a pretty good publicist : )

Lana said...

Great job! Congrats on 1st place. Way to pass 'em all!