never runs the tangents
There is a 10 miler I want to do in the town where I went to college. We're trying to decide if its possible to day trip it but I think we'd need to leave the house at like 3:30 AM - uh neat. I fear it's going to be a real ordeal to just get to the race, then it's 10 miles including a really charming hill that it so awful that they report your hill time separately.
then of course to student stores to buy STUFF and then home again
Just wondering if anyone else has done something like this.
Sometimes I forget I'm still awakeI fuck up and say these things out loud
I did, but I stayed in a hotel the night before. It was a 4 hour drive for a half.
Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 6 Apr 20:21
La Jolla HM - 28 Apr 1:40:33
Laguna Hills Memorial Day 10k - 27 May
Camp Pendleton Mud Run 10k - 1 June
Two and a half hour drive for my first half which started at 8:00 am I stayed overnight.
Two hour fifteen minute drive for my second half which started at 9:00 am I drove there that morning.
Six hour drive for my first marathon which started at 7:00 am I stayed overnight.
Had a two hour drive for a 10k that started at 8:00 that I drove there that morning.
For me, it kind of depends on how important the race is.
PS, I just realized that's a lotta damn gas just to run!
"You see an agent, you do what we do. Run. You run your ass off!"
Cypher to Neo - The Matrix
So far, 2 hours. I just recently started working again after being an almost full-time stay-at-home mom. So, planning a destination race is not really in the budget for us in the near future.
more miles = more beer
From Canada, 2 hours northeast of the Maine border, via Toronto to the Bermuda Marathon Challenge.
About 2000 miles one way.
Flew to Ottawa for a 1/2 for me, full for hubby instead of doing the 12 hour drive each way.
Flying to Orlando for the Disney Princess in Feb for a girls trips.
We have driven anywhere from 3-9 hours for lots of other races.
Our son lives in Ottawa so that's a good destination for us. We combine the far away trips with a
5k-25:29 5M-42:27 10K-54:10 1/2 - 1:57:44 FULL - 4:10:48
6 Full Marathons 25 Half Marathons (Not a Fanatic Just crazy)
So far? Lynn to Newton. In seven weeks, I'll be going from Boston to Israel.
Races So Far
Cambridge CityRun 5-Miler 04/01/12 - 50:57.9
Newton 10K 06/10/12 - 1:06:14
Mass Ave Mile 07/22/12 - 8:08.1
Lynne's Kids 5K 11/22/12 - 25:22
Jerusalem Marathon 03/01/13 - 4:53:34
Cambridge CityRun 5-Miler 04/07/13 - 42:21
Boston's Run to Remember Half-Marathon 05/26/13
Newton 10K 06/02/13
B.A.A. 10K 06/23/13
Firecracker 4-Mile 07/04/13
Baystate Marathon 10/20/13
Bill's Pizzeria 5K 10/27/13
Fattman Chilly Cup Half-Marathon 11/10/13
Jerusalem Marathon 03/21/14
For now I have a rule that I won't travel (one way) longer than it would take me to run the race, time-wise. All of the races I've done have been local. I would like to do some destination races eventually, but I'd probably end up staying overnight if it's more than an hour or so away.
PRs: 5k: 27:22 (5/13) 10k: 56:06 (4/13) HM: 2:13 (4/12) M: TBD (9/13)
Twice I've flown over 3000 miles (each way) for the San Francisco Marathon from New England. I have friends/relatives in that area, but the race is great and the city offers so much as a tourist destination.
About 4800 miles, but I prefer races which are within a 20 minute warmup jog from home.
Last year I traveled from home (Fairbanks, AK) to Virgina Beach to do the Shamrock and Ragnar PA.
Only ones I can think of off the top of my head are a 10-miler at the Jersey Shore and a half in Maryland (I live in PA).
Eye of Sauron
Hawai'i to Maine
And once again Mr. Wizard (aka: Stevie Ray) explains the internet.
When we lived in Niagara Falls, we made a yearly trek to Maine for DH to run a race. We now live in NH and he just up the morning of the race.
Good times never seemed so good.
I like the rule (of thumb) for race choices. I may adopt the rule.
But, being in Dallas / Fort Worth, there are many races for all distances within a short drive, making the decisions relatively easy.
#1: Do what I can do. <DOING>
#2: Finish and enjoy my 2nd full Ironman
Everyone is making me feel much better, lol.
We'll be driving to New Orleans for a run next month, about 140 miles. The silly race is right in the middle of Mardi Gras, which is annoying, so I can't find a single hotel. Will have to leave at around 4am, bleh.
PR- A Run Through History 5K - May 5th 33:24
Next: Camellia Crossing 5K- November 27th.
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