Past Results, Upcoming Races, and News

I changed things up a little this week since there aren’t that many races I thought I would just combine the results and the races into one post!

Race Results

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk on December 8th was won by Abdelaziz Atmani, 25 of Indianapolis, in 15:22 (4:56) about 30 seconds ahead of second place.  Sarah Higgens, 17 of Greenwood, won the female division in 18:25 (5:55) about 50 seconds ahead of second place and 34th overall.  Bill Bentley, 55 of Greenfield, won the walk in 30:56 (9:57) about 20 seconds ahead of second place.  Janet Higbie, 66 of Indianapolis, won the female division in 32:17 (10:23) about a minute ahead of second place and 4th overall. 979 finished the 5K run and 127 the walk.

Upcoming Races

The 12K’s of Christmas Run and Walk begins at 9am on December 15th at the Northview Christian Life Church in Carmel.  12K is 7.44 miles, there is also a 5K fun run!

Toys for Tots 1 Mile Run/Walk begins at 9am on December 15th at the Professional Office building main entrance at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.  Contact Jo for more info.


As of November 30 the 2008 Indy Mini Marathon or the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon sold out at 35,000 entrants.  They claim that entrants come from all 50 states and 8 countries. There is still room in the Finish Line 500 Festival 5K, which was about 51% full at the time.  Starting in January the organizers will also registration transfers again this year.

Tuesday marked the Grand Opening of The Running Company’s newest store.  The Greenwood store is located at 1251 US 31 North Greenwood Indiana, 317-887-0606, inside the Greenwood Park Mall Lifestyle Center.

Yesterday’s Workout

I hit the pool again! This time I kept track of how many laps I swam and in total I did about 400 yards, which isn’t a lot but its a good start.  I didn’t time it so I’m not sure the actual time which would give a better comparison to distance, but swimming is a lot harder than running! I have always heard that you need to do 3x’s as long on the bike and 1/3 the time on a swim to equal a running workout.  (90 minute bike is equal to 30 minute run which is equal to 10 minute swim) I also found if I slowed down a little bit it was easier to turn my head and breath!


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