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NIRCA Nationals (Read 28 times)


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    National intercollegiate running club cross country meet finishing up right now in Hershey, PA.  51 college club teams from across the US competing.  Wish I could be there to see DS.

    LRB


    Dreamer

      One would think there would be online coverage, but I did not see any available on their website.

      Know thyself


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        Yeah, guess it's only a big deal to those competing and their parents from afar.

        happylily


          You must be so proud of your DS! Smile

          PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                  Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

          4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


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            Even just you saying that has me sitting here beaming.  Big grin

             

            It has been fun to watch him progress from a mid pack HS cross country runner to a strong local and regional runner.  Memorable moments were when as a Sophomore in HS he finished 1st for his team (I think 10th overall) in a HS meet, and then when we heard his name announced as the first runner at the 25.5 mile mark of his first marathon.  DW and I might have made just a little spectacle of  ourselves.

            LRB


            Dreamer

              That's cool as hell.

              Know thyself

              happylily


                Even just you saying that has me sitting here beaming.  Big grin

                 

                It has been fun to watch him progress from a mid pack HS cross country runner to a strong local and regional runner.  Memorable moments were when as a Sophomore in HS he finished 1st for his team (I think 10th overall) in a HS meet, and then when we heard his name announced as the first runner at the 25.5 mile mark of his first marathon.  DW and I might have made just a little spectacle of  ourselves.

                 

                How wonderful! How much of an influence do you think you had on him? I know you were already a runner years ago, then you stopped for a while. But did he get to see you run when he was very young? Would you often talk about running to him? How did he decide that he would like to go into it? Obviously, there are some awesome running genes in your family. :-)

                PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                        Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


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                  How wonderful! How much of an influence do you think you had on him? I know you were already a runner years ago, then you stopped for a while. But did he get to see you run when he was very young? Would you often talk about running to him? How did he decide that he would like to go into it? Obviously, there are some awesome running genes in your family. :-)

                  It's actually the other way around.  His running got me back into it.  I ran for about 7 years in my late 20's and early 30's.  Was semi serious for a while, but main sports were tennis and racquetball.  After my third failed attempt at a BQ (a DNS due to illness) I put aside my running shoes.  DS was born about 8 years later, so no running by me during his early formative years.  When DS decided to run in HS (after a few years of middle school soccer), I started back mainly to keep him company - but he quickly left me in his dust.  Was content to just run 15 to 20 miles per week and enter a few races, but then DS when and ran his first marathon at age 18 and ran 2:42 for an easy BQ.  Put me back on the path and I finally got mine last year - so DS and I will be going to Boston next April - he for his second and me for my first (and only).

                    That's really cool that you are going to Boston together.  Are you each planning to run your own race or are you going to jog it together and take your time?  As a side note, BitDefender blocked the clubrunning web site saying there was malware on it.

                    Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                    Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                    Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


                    Muddling through

                      Great family history there. Nice to know the running influence can go both ways.

                      2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


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                        Results in - 2nd on his team from NC State and 189 out of 688.  Time well off his PB but I think this course is a tough one.  I suspect he is OK with the race - finish time and position was consistent with their southeast regionals a few weeks ago.  Got to see that one.  woo hoo.

                         

                        MTA:  Ha - no we won't run Boston at the same time. DS will be in wave 1 corral 1 and I'll be back at the end of wave 3.  So not only is his running time likely to be an hour faster than mine, he will also start 40 minutes before me.  Even if we started together he'd have to run backwards for me to keep up.   Wink

                        happylily


                          Great family history there. Nice to know the running influence can go both ways.

                           

                          +1!

                           

                          Congratulations to your son, he did great!

                           

                          And I can't wait to read your RR from Boston. Smile

                          PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                  Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                          4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


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                            And I can't wait to read your RR from Boston. Smile

                            Oh hell, let me get through the training first.  Shocked  Big grin

                             

                            I'm sure I'll have many changes of mind as I get through the next 5 months - but right now I have two goals:

                            1.  Get to the start

                            2.  Get to the finish.