1996 was a turnaround year in my running career. Having been disappointed with my slower times from recent previous years and how I looked in the mirror, I made a determined effort that I was going to lose weight by following a diet and performing abdominal crunches on a regular basis. The original incentive was to get in shape in time for my sister's wedding in San Diego, CA.
What resulted in 1996 was an almost 40-pound weight loss, a great race in the Fairfield Half-Marathon, a couple of top ten finishes in the Westport Summer Series, a memorable AFC Half-Marathon performance in San Diego, CA, and a first place overall win in a one-mile race in Bridgeport, CT with my fastest one-mile time of 4:57. This had spawned a new level of enthusiasm in my running that had been missing for what seemed like ages. 1996 was also the year I purchased a Pentium computer and chose America Online (disappointed at first with the frequent busy signals) as my internet service provider.
|09/29/96 - Bigelow Tea Community 5K Road Race, Fairfield, CT||52||18:32|
|09/07/96 - Stratfield Fun Run, 1M, Bridgeport, CT||1||4:57|
- America's Finest City Half Marathon, San Diego, CA
08/25/96 - Pictures from the AFC 1/2 Marathon at the finish
|08/17/96 - Westport Summer Series 8.4M, Westport, CT||7||56:23|
|08/10/96 - Westport Summer Series 6.85M, Westport, CT||4||44:13|
|08/03/96 - Westport Summer Series 5.9M, Westport, CT||13||37:46|
|07/27/96 - Westport Summer Series 4.75M, Westport, CT||12||29:41|
|07/20/96 - Westport Summer Series 4.1M, Westport, CT||19||26:28|
|07/06/96 - Westport Summer Series 3.1M, Westport, CT||19||19:13|
|06/23/96 - SNET Fairfield Half Marathon, Fairfield, CT||270||1:31:13|
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