I did 13 humid hot miles on Monday.
White Squirrel 5K race report:
Got there 6 minutes before the start. Needed to register. sprinted to registration, grabbed bib and chip and before I could attach either of them, the gun went off. No warm up and clutching the bib # in one hand and my chip in another, I sprinted to catch the group. No watch, no Garmin.
I caught up to the middle of the pack which stretched out a good bit after several minutes. I caught up to a kid who was yelling at this girl to slow down. This went on for a while, the boy would catch up a little and then fall back, each time yelling "Anna! Slow down!" Until finially, I was caught in a scene from "A Street Car Named Desire" - at the crest of a hill, the boy was half sobbing, have gasping for air, and yelling "Anna! Annnn-aaaaa!" Young love. Anyway....
Coming down the stretch to the finish, one of my hastily tied shoes came undone and within seconds, the show came off completely. At the finish, I dove - well, actually more like a leap - over the finish line, one shoe on and clutching my bib #, touched the chip to the mat to deactivate it.
Finished in 27:58 - not even close to a PR but about 2 minutes faster than my time on this same course from last year's race.
San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
Trey: at least you enjoyed the race And it makes for a great story.
Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July
Hartford Marathon/Newport Marathon 12/13 Oct
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Russ - hope the foot is healing.
59 days to San Francisco.
Modified for arithmetic correction.
Trey, good luck getting ready for
(Inside reference for fans of HBO's "Deadwood")
5 miles easy today.
Trey - That is one of the funniest race reports ever. Sometimes it seems like a good story is worth more than a great run.
Anne - Good luck on the HM this weekend. It sounds like you are ready.
Brian - That 5K course sounds very interesting. Your race report sounds just like mine. It's hard to PR when you are hot and tired.
Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -
Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -
Heffa - although I'd prefer to have run a solid, well planned, adequately prepared race, I have to admit (now) that the comedy of it all will be a great memory. Last year at this same race, I was passed on a HILL by a guy wearing sandals (Teva's I believe) with a broken arm (left arm in a blue cast), AND running with his dog. I also think he had heavy long cargo shorts and wore a wife beater. Crazy little race that White Squirrel.
Got in a harder than normal 4.6 miles after work Wed. Hoping that I can make up ground on the bunny for the 3 straight week.
Anne - best of luck!
Deadwood will be my first marathon since last August and with the foot problem, it's making me nervous!
MTA - when I was going through PT with the hip/groin...man, did that hurt - all that poking and prodding and digging in my muscles/tendons. But I saw almost immediate improvements in the days that followed.Hang in there.
Busy at work and today I am running a 5K with a group called "Girls on the Run". Later this afternoon a track meet for my daughter and friends and then...tutoring chemistry to 3 high schoolers.
I had THE BEST massage yesterday and my left knee, calf, hip that had been bugging me feels much better
Dutchie: how are those heels. I would probably go with a black sandal
Trey...Good job focusing on the young guy screaming "Anna" instead of your heart and lungs
Since the marathon I've been working on going from 4 days a week to 5 days a week. So far I've gone 6, 4, 5, 5. Training for Chicago starts in 2 weeks.
Can't wait to hear the Deadwood race report. A local couple ran it last year and their report made it sound like an awesome time.
New Orleans Marathon - 2/24/2013 4:16:32
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon - 4/27/2013 4:09:56 PR!
Honolulu Marathon - 12/8/2013
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