The "Penguin" daily threads were originally conceived to emphasize that all members of the community have a place on the boards. Encouragement, motivation, a little love nip (you will love one, give it a try!) or even a little kick in the pants when needed -- it can happen here. Basically, we celebrate just getting out there and moving our tails!What is "slow"? "Slow" is a perception but one of the common benchmarks is the 10:00/mi pace; but there's no firm line. In fact, there are many of us that have slipped past this, and just hope that no one notices and revokes their "igloo privileges." It can be confusing for the forum newbies, but we're not one of the teams in any of the fine games. It's a totally open group, so stop lurking, post an introduction of yourself dive in and join the fun! No application necessary! There might even be a lovely picture for Scotty (we love pics!)
U Run 10K - 24 Feb (47:21)
2XU HM - 31 Mar (1:48:44)
JP Morgan 5.6K - 18 Apr (30:14)
Sundown HM - 31 May (1:54:19)
Bali HM - 16 Jun (1:51:59)
King of the Road 16.8K - 11 Aug Cancelled
Army HM - 1 Sep (2:18:58)
Yellow Ribbon 10K - 15 Sep (49:23)
Newton 32K - 20 Oct (3:05:50)
StandChart FM - 01 Dec (4:04:22)
As you all know, had a pretty bad runs yday..
Today is much better but with my phone batt flat, I missed my morning run.. Made up with a 7M moments ago. 5 at EZ and 2 at recovery.
Everyone have a good Sunday yo..
oh early start for the penguin tgread! Thanks, bin, wasn't expecting to find one!
Glad you got yoyr run in. My alarm just went off. I am so tired.....too early!!! But I need to leave for my race in an hour and 15 minutes
PRs: 5K- 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13) 4M- 41:43 (9/7/13) 15K- 1:34:25 (8/17/13) 10M- 1:57:23 (6/15/13) HM- 2:21:47 (10/12/13)
Morning! I am off to do some trail running with the ultra group. I hope I don't come all sore and worse, scratched. It is a very tough trail.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: Craziness Achieved
Damaris Runs with Asthma
Happy Sunday !!! Going to ask DW for a RD after 6@9:30 yesterday out on the streets. Might even have a DD visit today.
First HM: Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24
Second HM: North Shore HM, Highland Park, IL 6/2013 2:20
Third HM: Hard Rock HM, Nashville, TN 11/2013 2:20
Next Race: Summerfest HM, Milwaukee, WI 6/2014 ???
Will run for beer.
Bin - yup, put the bad run behind you and face the next one eagerly.
Kristin - Hope your race went well! I assume you're done already.
Damaris - trail running is the absolute best IMO!
Jerry - that sounds like a great plan.
AFM - as I mentioned yesterday I ran light on the treadmill. Still feeling good today. Then I went and got my first running related tattoo (only my second). On my left outer thigh. What you can't see is the 13.1 next to the archer. I won't be putting the 26.2 on it until I complete that distance in October. The dragon representing everything that fights us a runners to keep us off our feet/less healthy/less fit, etc. SRD for me today? I may go walk some more on the dreadmill. Finally, I signed up for 25k trail run April 15. I'm pretty excited about that. I've run on parts of the trail (just don't the road from my house) the race is on and it is a nice place to hit some trails.
Mackinaw Island 8 mile, September 7th
Great Turtle Half Marathon, October 26th
Traverse City Trail Running Festival - 25k, April 13 - Course was long, approx 16.7 miles: 3:05:02
Traverse City Spring Splatter 5k - April, April 20th - DNS, sick and weather SUX
Tails to Trails 5k, May 18, walked it
Bayshore Half Marathon, May 25 2:16:08.2 (PB)
Glen Arbor Summer Solstice Half Marathon, June 15th 2:19:14
Sleeping Bear Marathon, October 6 (it's official, I've lost my mind)
Smaller By The Day
Bin - That bad run will become a distant memory eventually. Just keep getting runs in. We all know what you're capable of.
Kristin - Good luck!
Damaris - You can't worry about scratches when you're bad ass. You'll be fine!
Jerry - What's the forecast looking like for March 24th? I can't wait to get to Chicago. I hear Gino's has a sports bar now!
N-Bug - I have a similar style of tat that covers that back of my calf. If you look at it closely though, you'll see that it's not just tribal. It's F=MxA, which of course means Force = Mass x Acceleration.
Weight 100 pounds lost
5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)
10K 48:59 April 2013
HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013
MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013
St. Jude's Hero Profile
Will Run for Waffles
Morning, penguins! Having some coffee and relaxing for a bit. Later this morning/afternoon, I'm going to run the course for my HM, ideally plus a bit to equal 14 miles.
Then after that, we're headed over to my in-laws' house for some games and pizza.
Bin- Glad you're feeling better on your run today!
kristin- Can't wait to hear about your great race!
D- Trails are shady, so that's gotta be good for something, right?
Jerry- Enjoy the RD and hopefully DD visit as well.
Vance- Love the tattoo! Very meaningful, but subtle too.
PRs: 5K: 26:03 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02
Barking Mad To Run
Slept in a bit today and will now head out to Medina River Natural Area, a preserved park that has trails that go along the Medina River. Haven't been there in a while, it is very scenic. Will take my camera with me and post some photos of the area later. Weather is very cooperative today...it is nearly 10 a.m. my time right now, very sunny, and the temp is a nice 51 degrees. We are heading to 76 degree today.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
I'm also trying to obsess over preparing for my 10 mile race, which is two weeks from today, but the website has been down all weekend! How else can I confirm that I have to cross a bridge twice? And how can I freak out about it if I don't know for sure? Apparently I've had too much coffee this morning.
Gonna get some coffee and start my RR...but spoiler alert....full minute PR this morning!
Vance, nice tat!
Kristin, WTG! Can't wait to hear the details.
I'm gonna do what I hope is not stupid, and that is go for my first double digit run two days in a row. Gonna head out with a group for 12, I'll check in later.
Congrats on PR Kristin. Looking forward to RR.
Awood - it's been awhile since I've seen a "Show off your running tattoo thread..." Maybe time for another? LOL
Zelanie - obsession + caffeine = not good.
Scottydog - looking forward to the pics. Also, you could send 10-15 degrees our way and I'd be happy.
Kristin - way to go!!
Mitch - good luck and listen to your body. You'll do great... as long as you listen.
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