Brooksie Way 2008

by Frank Perez October 5, 2008

Today I completed my first half marathon (13.1 miles) with a time of 2:15:35 (hh:mm:ss). My first goal was simple - cross the finish line. After that, I was shooting for a time of 2:15 (hh:mm). So I must say that I am pretty happy with my results.

As for the race itself, this was the inaugural year for the Brooksie Way Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk. From my perspective I think everything went really well. I like the course, a mixture of paved roads and dirt trails, flat ground and hills. There were plenty of aid stations, lots of volunteers working the course, and a beautiful finish line at the Meadow Brook Hall on Oakland University campus.

I would like to say thanks to my family and friends who cheered me on along the course and at the finish line. Every time I saw your faces and heard your voices it made me forget the fatigue and gave me the boost I needed to push harder.

Now that I have done my first half marathon, I'm thinking the Martian Marathon (26.2 miles) on April 5th, 2009.

Brooksie Way Half Marathon
Martian Marathon


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Frank lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan with his wife and three children.  When he is not writing code, he enjoys long distance running and riding his motorcycle.

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