Before and NOW pictures! (Read 22416 times)


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    Great job Shipo. Very inspirational.

      Great job Shipo. Very inspirational.

       

      Thanks!  Smile


      Old , Ugly and slow

        Great job.

         

        You are my new role model.

         

        I also running almost all my miles on dirt or crushed gravel.

         

        I am amazed that you increased your miles so fast.

        first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

         

        2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes

          Great job.

           

          You are my new role model.

           

          I also running almost all my miles on dirt or crushed gravel.

           

          I am amazed that you increased your miles so fast.

           

          Thanks, it sure didn't feel very fast while I was doing it; doubly so given how hot and humid it was last summer here in New Hampshire.

           

          There was an interesting side effect of all of the back-to-back-to-back days of running; two days before last September's running of the 205 mile Reach the Beach Relay I got recruited as a replacement runner.  The thing was, I'd never heard of Reach the Beach, and based upon the confusing wording of the E-Mail from a coworker regarding his son's team, it sounded like they needed one more person to fill out a six-person team for a 36 mile relay.  I said to myself, "Hey, I can run six miles, I'll do it."  And I signed up.

           

          The next day I found out what I had *actually* signed up for; to join a six-person "ultra" team where each person runs an average of about 36 miles during the event.  Yikes!  I knew I was doubly in trouble that Friday when they picked me up in the team van on the way up to Cannon Mountain, and I realized that I was the oldest (and heaviest) team member by and easy 25 years.

           

          In the end I held my own, I wasn't the slowest (by far), and as the legs and mileage mounted (with roughly four to five hours of rest between legs), I got faster (I assume by virtue of all of my back-to-back training days).  They did take pity on me in that I had one of the shorter positions in that my six legs totalled *only* 32.8 miles, however, that also included nearly a half mile of vertical climbing thrown into the mix.


          Mmmmm...beer

            Great job shipo! 

            -Dave

             

            2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

              That is so inspiring, shipo!  Thanks for sharing!


              Queen of 3rd Place

                Great story, shipo!

                Ex runner

                  Thanks folks, I appreciate the comments.  Smile