Divonne les Bains, 10K, France, April 7 th, 2002.
This was my first race since the ankle injury that ruined my 2001 season. Had this race not been right where I live I would not have participated since it is too early in my training and the risk of injury is great. On the other hand, getting your ass kicked is a great way to start the season.
Marathon: St. Vit (Near Besançon), October 6, 2002.
What a total disaster that race was! But I learnt so much from it. The race started at 10am. 70 runners only. It was raining and the temperature was 8 deg. C (45 deg. F). It was a 21K loop that we did twice. I did my first lap in 1h37 minutes. My second one took 2h18. Total time was 3:55. I was very cold and very bonked.
France Télécom, Itinéris: Escroquerie. Février, 2001.
2000 FF de facture en 2 mois, 30000 FF d'escroquerie, Coincé avec le meme mobile et la liste continue: France Télécom est Numéro Uno de la malhonneteté. Recherchez donc l'Internet, il y en a du monde qui tout comme moi se sont fait rouler par France Telecom. Au moins je les ai senti venir et m'en suis bien tiré.
I moved back to France!
It is done. This marks the end of my living overseas on a permanent basis. I am settling down. My new mailing address is: Res du Parc, 170 Av Des Thermes, 01220 Divonne les Bains, France. My home phone# is +33 4 5020 4970. My work cell# is +41 79 412 1707.
Springtime 10K, Tallahassee, FL, March 31st, 2001.
It was a nice 60 deg. F Saturday morning in Tallahassee. The biggest running race in the city: Springtime -- 701 runners. I missed it in 2000 so I had to do it this year. I finished 94th overall (out of 701 runners) and 8th in age group 30-34 (51 runners in this age group). My average pace was 7:09 minutes per mile, which is good for the beginning of the season on a hilly course when my body weight is 10 pounds greater than what it was when I did the Marine Corps Marathon. Still, I need to get that below 7 minutes per mile soon.
Marine Corps Marathon, Washington DC, USA. October 22nd, 2000.
Herve is HAPPY: the hard work paid off. It is 7 pm on Sunday and today I raced my first Marathon. I am so glad to be sitting in my hotel room right now. My legs are so happy when I give them a rest! And they do deserve that rest as they got the job done, and did even better than expected. My finishing time was 3h26:35 according to my watch. That put me in 629th position. 24,588 runners registered, 17,641 actually started the race and 17,186 finished! Official results are available at http://www.marinemarathon.com/theresults.html.
Bon Air 5K, Arlington, VA, July 27, 2000
First race in Washington area. One of my training objectives that you can see at the top of my Marathon training plan was to do a 5K in 20 minutes or less by the end of August 2000. Today was a little test: I finished in 20 minutes and 10 seconds. I passed the 3 mile marker in 19 minutes and 30 seconds, 33 seconds faster tan my last race: an average of 6:30 minute mile.
Melon Run 3 miles, July 4, 2000
Another small local race but this time in Gainesville. It is not a fast course because there are two significant hills and the temperature is always high this time of year in Florida. I did the very same race on the exact same course last year. This year my mile splits were 6:39, 6:47 and 6:37. Total time: 20:03, 5th in my age group.
Bare Bottom 5K race, June 24, 2000.
This was a fun way to do speed work for my marathon training. Nearly 300 runners met for a race on sand about one mile away from my house. My mile splits were 7:08, 7:09 and 7:08. I finished in 22:03 quite exhausted. That gave me an overall position of 44th out of 283 finishers (7th in my age group).
Hervé competed in his first International distance triathlon.
Sunday, April 30th - St Petersburg, Florida. I competed in my first international distance triathlon: 1.5Km swim, 40Km bike and 10Km run. So did my friends Carlo Ciuffoli (Oracle colleague), Cameron Martz (WKPP diver and personal trainer) and Jonathan Bojar (WKPP diver).
Dilly Bird is back from the Vet. By Nanci LeVake.
May. 03, 2000. Dilly Bird is home from his vet trip and is testing out his newly cleaned home. The vet said that he didn't really need grit, (the little rocks he eats) and it was actually more of a risk than a benefit to him. So I threw it out. The vet said his gizzard is a very muscular organ, tough enough to grind up grain all by itself without needing grit. He said that's kind of an old wives' tale.
Apr. 25, 2000
Divers map endless caves. By BILL COTTERELL, Tallahassee Democrat.
Cameron Martz was perched atop a small cart laden with air tanks and SCUBA scooters on the muddy shore of Wakulla Springs when he paused to explain what makes his cave-diving crew so curious.
Apr. 03, 2000
I moved to Tallahasee!!! This happened in mid January 20th.
Now I have a nice house with 4 bedrooms, 1 office and one huge workshop/garage. I like space very much and the spare bedrooms are for my friends on the WKPP to use instead of spending so much money in the local motels. Now that they all know about it, the house is always full and I enjoy the company. A large empty house feels very lonely.
Mar. 24, 2000
All 10 of the world's biggest web sites use Oracle. Larry Ellison.
This is a little statement from Larry Ellison that will give you an idea of why I am very proud to work for Oracle.
Mar. 14, 2000
Drop me a note! firstname.lastname@example.org.
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