Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cleveland Half Marathon

I ran the Cleveland Half Marathon today. I always want to be in good enough shape to run a half without doing extra training (unlike a full which requires real work)

The weather was perfect. 55 degrees to start. Slightly overcast. Warmed to perhaps 65 during the race. The course was also almost perfect. Largely flat. A few hills on bridges but not much other than that.

I finished in 1:47:03 or 8:10 per mile (a half is 13.1 miles or 21.1 K). Was hoping to beat 1:45 but still it was a good run. I always use the power of 3 goals. I achieved 2 of 3.

I think worse than the marathon was the 9 hour drive back to Long Island. Not real smart after running. Wonder which contributes most to my soreness.

And for those who don't like the race stories and who prefer the book reviews:

I read a cute little book by a Retired Deputy Judge, H. Clark Adams called Your Turn to Judge - Forty Interesting Cases for You to Decide.

The book outlines the facts and the cases (usually 2 or 3 pages) and then in the back of the book has what the judge actually determined with some reasons.

All of the cases are based in Ontario and all of them are small claims court judgments.

I've been to small claims court many times (when I ran EMJ / Synnex, we often had to resort to small claims court to collect money from our customers). I have found in virtually all cases that the judges were fair. I have not always found this to be the case in higher courts and have often found legal battle to be a negative sum game (lots of stress with little return).

1 Comments:

At 9:13 AM, Anonymous J.D. Meier said...

That books sounds interesting. I just started studying argumentation again. I like the fact that it's science + art and there are proven patterns and practices for it.

 

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