I ran the Monster Dash half-marathon over in St. Paul this past Saturday.  I’d trained fairly well for it, but not really exhaustively, and because of work travel I tapered pretty dramatically the past two weeks.  So I wasn’t sure how well it would go.

It went really well — I set a PR of 1:41:36.  Yes, it was a downhill course.  And yes, the temperature — while inducing shivering and teeth-chattering both before and after the race — was very much to my liking for the running itself.  But the legs always have the final say, and they were happy on Saturday.

Not bad at all for a middle-aged dude, if I do say so myself.