Worth a Thousand Words

…a thousand normal-person words – if you count fragmented sentences and misspelled words that probably litter my writings, they are probably worth at least 2 times that in my world.  Anyway, found some ‘visuals’ from yesterdays race, putting them in today and will write more later.  Have already banged out a spin class this morning, plan on trying to get in some water-miles later on today before heading to Baltimore for a 3-day trip beginning this evening….

This has nothing to do with running, training, competing, winning, or losing. It’s just a car on fire. In New Jersey. And I thought I had a bad day....

In case you can’t read what he is pointing to, it says Morocco. I appear very happy that at least one of us is enjoying ourselves.......

At least some Berras left Ridgewood with some hardware. Lindsay (11) and Kate (6) sport their Fun Run prizes while dad has none.

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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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2 Responses to Worth a Thousand Words

  1. Brian Ober says:

    I don’t think it counts if you lose in the mile or 1500 to anyone from Morocco. His last name is probably El Guerrouj.

  2. kevinfforde says:

    Bernard Lagat finished 2nd behind El Guerrouj at Athens…..it hasn’t hurt his career any!!!
    Is “Downingtown’s Finest” going to Worlds???

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