Post Your Small, or Big, Victory For The Day! (Read 5650 times)

    The Minneapolis Marathon was cancelled while everyone was lined up to start due to inclement weather. The race organizers offered finishers medals anyway. I would not feel right accepting a finishers medal without earning it so I ran 26.2 on my own. The weather turned out to be ok, but that is tough distance to cover on your own with no crowd support.

     

    I hate it when that happens!  Sorry the "real" marathon didn't work out.  Good job getting it done anyway!

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


    Happy

      The Minneapolis Marathon was cancelled while everyone was lined up to start due to inclement weather. The race organizers offered finishers medals anyway. I would not feel right accepting a finishers medal without earning it so I ran 26.2 on my own. The weather turned out to be ok, but that is tough distance to cover on your own with no crowd support.

      Congrats, Laker! You are a better person than me. When they made the "announcement" (a woman standing in front of 6000 runners with no megaphone, no loudspeakers ... maybe 100 of us actually heard her), I went to a coffee shop and ate an apple fritter. For the electrolytes.

      "Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon."  -- Meb Keflezighi


      &*^%$#@$#

        We must have been standing close to each other. I have never seen a large race where the staging was so sparse up towards the front. You are probably correct in guessing 100 or so heard her. There were plenty of people lined up to run, but seriously, we could have played a pickup game of floor hockey by the starting line. It seemed a little weird.


        Happy

          We must have been standing close to each other. I have never seen a large race where the staging was so sparse up towards the front. You are probably correct in guessing 100 or so heard her. There were plenty of people lined up to run, but seriously, we could have played a pickup game of floor hockey by the starting line. It seemed a little weird.

          I agree, it was kind of weird. My guess is the sparse-ness (sparcity?) near the front was due to the complete lack of announcements. Usually, for a race with that many people, they make frequent announcements letting people know how many minutes until the start, thanking sponsors, etc. When people hear those announcements, they start to inch forward and those gaps close up by the time of the actual start. I was standing near the power generator and watched them try to start that thing for a long time. Without it, they had no power, and apparently no backup plan.

          Out of curiosity, were you the person who certified the course?

          "Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon."  -- Meb Keflezighi


          &*^%$#@$#

            I agree, it was kind of weird. My guess is the sparse-ness (sparcity?) near the front was due to the complete lack of announcements. Usually, for a race with that many people, they make frequent announcements letting people know how many minutes until the start, thanking sponsors, etc. When people hear those announcements, they start to inch forward and those gaps close up by the time of the actual start. I was standing near the power generator and watched them try to start that thing for a long time. Without it, they had no power, and apparently no backup plan.

            Out of curiosity, were you the person who certified the course?

             

            No. If the certification was done by someone with the same name as me, that is my dad. I did not realize that he certified the course, but I am not surprised. He does a lot of that kind of stuff.  I just started running last year and I am not involved in the race administration world, nor do I care to be. if the course is close to what my Garmin says, I am happy.

              So, today officially marks two full years of running, consistently and purposefully. Been ups and downs for sure but I think I am on the right path. Lots of thanks to all that contribute here. Some of you have been a real inspiration :-)

                So, today officially marks two full years of running, consistently and purposefully. Been ups and downs for sure but I think I am on the right path. Lots of thanks to all that contribute here. Some of you have been a real inspiration :-)

                 

                Hurray!  Great job!

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                   

                  Hurray!  Great job!

                   

                  Thank you LedLincoln! It's not much, but it's something!

                  amn77


                    So, today officially marks two full years of running, consistently and purposefully. Been ups and downs for sure but I think I am on the right path. Lots of thanks to all that contribute here. Some of you have been a real inspiration :-)

                     

                    That's a great accomplishment!

                    Allyson
                    jimmyb


                      Knocked 3 minutes off running pace at 130 bpm on 2.5 months of almost all walking (ran just 10 miles).

                      Log    PRs

                      ekat


                        Legs tired.  Not enough sleep.  Hot and humid.  Family visiting.  Ran anyway.

                         

                        I'm also on track to have my highest mileage month yet (over 120--previous record is 100).  I have a feeling these 2 accomplishments are somehow related.


                        Consistently Slow

                          Legs tired.  Not enough sleep.  Hot and humid.  Family visiting.  Ran anyway.

                           

                          I'm also on track to have my highest mileage month yet (over 120--previous record is 100).  I have a feeling these 2 accomplishments are somehow related.

                           

                          Nice

                          Run until the trail runs out.

                          2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                          50miler 13:26:18

                          Race Less Train More

                           

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                            First run in over a month - glad I got out there today - have lost my running mojo lately and hope I am getting it back.

                            See how they run...

                            ekat


                               

                              Nice

                               

                              Thanks!  I have trouble being consistent, but my first marathon is in about 4 months, so I've been scared straight

                                completed my second marathon of the year last weekend at Hatfield/McCoy.  Christmas in July 24 hour ultra awaits me in July where I will qualify for the Marathon Maniacs.

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