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WOW...there's a BA runner in my area (Read 192 times)

Awood_Runner


Smaller By The Day

    After the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis I was looking at the results and noticed that a guy from a small town near my house ran a 2:33.  He's 25 years old.  I just read in the paper that he ran a 2:28 at Boston, and placed 68th.  He told the paper that he ran a "couple of marathons" before Boston.  I have to meet this man, or machine.  If it's true that he's only ran a couple of marathons, and he PR'ed Boston by 5 minutes I have to wonder what his potential is.

    Improvements

    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

    Jerryb49


      Definitely not PQ (penguin qualified).

      Next Race:  IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19

        Awood, there is an elite guy local here too. He did Boston last year and finished in the top 50. I've met and talk to him when I see him at local races. He usually wins most if not all the races around here. He's in his late 20's or early 30's and a really nice guy. He does the 5k in like 15:06, HM at 1:06ish, Full's are around 2:30. Amazing to watch him run too.

        LRB


        Dreamer

          Go light with the adulation should you meet him though, a lot of those guys are PO'd about their times. I met a 2:15 runner at Hansons once and he was none too pleased that he could not get below 2:10.

           

          In fact, his running cohorts in the shop were joking that they were going to have to "put him out to pasture".  Hard to fathom but that's the life of the elite and sub-elite runners.  Tough love.

          MRT: This too shall pass

          Awood_Runner


          Smaller By The Day

            I'd like to ask him how many horse turds he has to jump over the course of a 20 mile training run.  The town he lives in has nice wide shoulders on the road, but they're usually occupied by Amish buggies.

            Improvements

            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

            jamezilla


            Follower of Forrest

              This is a convoluted story/sequence of assumptions that doesn't have much to do with the OP:

               

              I was running the other night and a woman runner passed me going the other way.  She was flying but when I saw her face she was relaxed and at an easy effort.  I've never seen the woman out running before.

               

              I know of a pair of local Kenyan runners from the next town over, one of whom is a sub-elite.  According to the girl at the LRS (who just so happens to be Kip Keino's daughter) the sub-elite guy is her trainer.  I'm assuming that these Kenyan guys are pretty well hooked in with Kip Keino.  The other local Kenyan runner has the last name of Rotich.  By powers of deduction, I've decided that the woman I saw running was Caroline Rotich, who has won a few big ticket marathons and halfs .  I looked at some pictures and it could have been her.  It seems like there is a small pocket of Kenyan runners quietly training in my area.

               

              If I see her again I'm going to try saying that name and see if I get a reaction.

               

              End of convoluted story/sequence of assumptions

               

              Any chance  you've already seen the guy out running?  Maybe try mixing up the time of when you run.

              6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

               

              A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


               

              Awood_Runner


              Smaller By The Day

                Actually, I'm pretty sure I say him out running one day when I was picking up my car from the mechanic.  I saw his picture on my college's website.  I guess he graduated 10 years after me, and was on the cross country team.

                Improvements

                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

                jamezilla


                Follower of Forrest

                  I think it's pretty hard to hide when you are covering that much ground that fast.  Unless he's holed up in some training camp, I'd bet you start seeing him frequently now that you're looking.

                  6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                   

                  A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                   


                  Pura Vida

                    I think it's pretty hard to hide when you are covering that much ground that fast.  Unless he's holed up in some training camp, I'd bet you start seeing him frequently now that you're looking.

                     

                    Unless he does his training like this:

                     

                    Do you see how much air Rupp is getting on a TM?  Holy cow!

                    PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                    Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5

                    jamezilla


                    Follower of Forrest

                       

                      Unless he does his training like this:

                       

                      True

                       

                      Do you see how much air Rupp is getting on a TM?  Holy cow!

                       

                       

                      And true

                      6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                       

                      A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                       


                      delicate flower

                        That Rupp picture is cool/freaky/wtf.  I've gotten the treadmill up to 10 mph and am always a little nervous about flying off the thing.

                        proud sherpa


                        Pura Vida

                          That Rupp picture is cool/freaky/wtf.  I've gotten the treadmill up to 10 mph and am always a little nervous about flying off the thing.

                           

                          Yeah, you almost think he needs a longer belt just to contain his stride.  He and Farah were training in Portland this past week and an Oregonian photographer followed them around and took pictures of their training.

                          PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                          Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5

                          FreeSoul87


                          Runs4Sanity

                             

                            Yeah, you almost think he needs a longer belt just to contain his stride.  He and Farah were training in Portland this past week and an Oregonian photographer followed them around and took pictures of their training.

                             

                            That TM looks freaking tiny compared to him/his stride!

                            *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                            PRs

                            5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                            10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                            15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                            13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                             

                              While 2:33 is way faster than I'll ever run, it's fairly pedestrian.  There are plenty of world class elites who run sub 2:15 in their first marathon.  Sammy Wanjiru's first marathon was a 2:06:39.  Traditionally, the best marathoners came out of the 5,000 and 10,000 ranks although the money is such these days that runners are turning to the marathon early in their careers.  You can look him up on Athlinks.com and see his results from other races.

                              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).

                              Venomized


                              Drink up moho's!!

                                Awood, you would be surprised how many speeders we have in our area.  LOTS of sub 3 marathoners.  We also have MickeyD (from RWOL) in the area who is a 3 hour female marathoner.  She was the 2007 RRCA Female Open Runner of the Year.  We have many others as well.  We have 1 that I know of that runs masters elite level as well.

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