All I Had To Do Was Ask

Look what the cat dragged in...

After sending out a last ditch APB on my missing Garmin last night, I received an unexpected guest knocking on my door this evening.  Turns out that life on the lam was apparently not all it was cracked up to be for a certain lost GPS watch.  That, or maybe it caught wind of the fact that I had been secretly shopping for its replacement.  Whatever the case,  I welcomed it back with open arms, and look forward to returning him to action immediately.  He’s got a lot of lost time and miles to make up for. Welcome home Garmin, glad you’re back!

45 minutes in the pool this afternoon, started out easy, did several sets of drills, then finished up with about 10 minutes of turnover.  Felt good, but didn’t need to do anything too ambitious.  With the Drake Relays 800m race on Friday afternoon, this becomes a pretty short week.  Tomorrow will be even easier – I don’t know exactly when I am going to head out to Iowa, but whenever it is I’m going to be rested when the time comes to get it on.

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About Nick Berra

I am a 45 year old masters runner from Central Pennsylvania. I have been participating primarily in track events since turning 40 in 2009. This season has produced marks that I have not run in several years, I believe primarily due to starting a strength and flexibility program here at Elite Athletic Performance - I've felt stronger and faster than I have in a long time. That, coupled with lots of underwater running, has kept me healthy and fit - at this age those are things I no longer take for granted... I run USATF events with a team out of Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Track Club. They are a great group who have played a big part in making the sport enjoyable for me again. I also run local races for HydroWorx Track Club, supported by HydroWorx here in Harrisburg PA. Their underwater treadmills and training center has proved to be a crucial part of my training, rehabilitation, and recovery programs. I set personal records in the 800m (1:56.06) in 2010 and in the 1500m (4:02:63) and mile (4:23.48) in 2011. Despite the fact that I am not getting any younger, I nearly PR'ed recently and set the M45 indoor world record in the 800 meters at the New Balance Armory in New York City. I ran 1:56.10, besting the 9 year old record by less than a second. I feel like there are still more big things to come... I am married and have two daughters. I am an assistant XC coach at my alma mater, Cumberland Valley High School here in Mechanicsburg PA. I am also a 1991 graduate of the US Naval Academy, currently working as a pilot for FedEx after serving 10 years on active duty flying in the Navy. Beat Army! Beat Army!
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