3650 Miles in the Hurtlocker

December Racing Thread (Read 780 times)


Will Crew for Beer

    2014 Goal: Run Monkey as my first marathon. Brilliant!


    old woman w/hobby

      Sorry about the sore butt, WhoDat.  And congratulations on the awesome tree, Ilene!

      steph  

       

      OCD  If you don't laugh...   

        @AP: camaraderie is always a bonus.

         

        @WDR and C-R: ouch and near-ouch!  Icy roads suck.

         

        @Ilene: how big a tree? Full-size, desktop, table-topper, charm-bracelet?

        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

        C-R


          WTG Clive. Another PR.

           

          and who would have knows Illene was so anti-shoe.

           

          The ice was scattered and there was still plenty of asphalt. The pain of wearing those wouldn't have been worth it.


          "He conquers who endures" - Persius
          "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel

          http://ncstake.blogspot.com/

            Wow, good running and racing this weekend.  Congrats on the PR, CliveF.

             

            I really thought I was sandbagging in a big way with a goal of <60:00 on the 10K/5K double.   I'd never run something like this and it was tougher than I imagined especially in the conditions we had.  I struggled to run a combined time of 59:38 so not so much of a sandbag!

             

            Ran the 10K at 7:30AM with light rain and gusting winds on what would normally be a fast course.  I just wasn't able to groove into it and ran 39:17.  It wasn't like I was just running just a hard effort either, I was racing.  Once the 10K finished I had about an hour until the start of the 5K at 9:30AM.  I tried to stay loose by alternating jogging around and going back into the gym to warm up.  I made a final mistake of going to my car for a dry shirt and sitting down for 15 minutes.  When I got out of the car I could barely put one leg in front of the other.  Creaked over to the starting line and, honestly, felt a little better and looser.  Wind and rain picked up a good bit during the 5K and I ended up struggling home in 20:22.  Nothing hurt and I was trying my best I just couldn't go any faster.  I can't really blame it on the conditions, I'm just off my game right now but I guess I'm OK with that.  The year's coming to a close and it's time to recharge anyway.

             

            BTW - that looks like that's it on the schedule, if I didn't get your time right on the chart lemme know.


            just a simple cat

              Full size tree.  Smile  5 feet

               

              I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house


              old woman w/hobby

                Full size tree.  Smile  5 feet

                 

                Nice.

                steph  

                 

                OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                Feeling the growl again

                  Full size tree.  Smile  5 feet

                   

                  I've won a turkey at a Thanksgiving race but this is a new one on me.  I guess if you're going to win an award at that race, you'd better pre-plan to transport your award...

                  "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand