Sneak Peek of New Version of Morae

Be one of the first to get a sneak peek at the new Morae scheduled to release in Summer 2008. TechSmith will be demonstrating the interesting new capabilities that bring this usability testing software beyond just website testing. Come and check out Morae and UserVue and ask TechSmith all the questions you like.

For more information about the event: http://phillychi.acm.org/?p=69

To register for this FREE event:
http://upadelawarevalley.org/events/event_register.php?id=9

Broad Street Race

After my injury I was really concerned that I wouldn’t be able to complete the Broad Street Run (10 miler). I was afraid that I would have to walk a portion of it or worse — injure myself to the point that I wouldn’t be able to run again. Fortunately, that’s just a result of my typical pessimism and not reality.

Before I was injured, I convinced myself to run Broad Street in 1:35. That would put me at about a 9:30 min/mi pace. This pace is what I’ve been training at for longer distances. Last year I ran Broad Street in 1:49 (an 11:00 min/mi pace with a nice sprint at the end).

I’m still recovering from my injury so I had to mentally prepare myself for running 1:40, but I managed to finish Broad Street in 1:34.57. That’s 15 minutes faster than last year and I loved every minute of the race. I felt as though I could run 3.1 miles to make it a half marathon when I was done. I know I’m crazy, but I’ve always loved running and hope that my next race will be even better!

After a short break in my training, I will begin preparing for the Philadelphia Distance Run in September (half marathon) which will require me to train to run in the heat, which I loathe. Then on to the Philadelphia Marathon in November.