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Intrepid Racers - April 27 & 28 (Read 19 times)


an amazing likeness

    Late April and for those of us in northern parts, winter seems determined keep its grip as we've dealt with March-like weather for the last few weeks -- snow, rain and 40F swings in temp from day to day. I optimistically gathered all my winter running gear into a pile for one last wash before storing it until fall, and for the last week have been re-using most of it.  But...there are signs of change...the days have grown longer and evening runs now start in the fading sunlight. Just last night I ran by a star magnolia in early bloom and had to stop and just stare for a moment.

     

    Wow. A mega huge set of entries on our race calendar for this weekend with 8 HM and a marathon entries. Of note are kimbur96, Philliefan33 and Lauren710 all toeing the line in their first half marathon.  Not sure how many remain active here in our group -- but good luck wishes to all for your first of many half marathons -- it's a great race distance, enjoy it.  redleaf will be running a unique course, a Formula 1 race track on a man-made island in the St Lawrence river created when Montreal dug their subway for the 1976 Olympics (yes, I'm that old...). And MrRipper is laying it on the line for a PR attempt in Nashville -- always like to see folks declare the goal and shoot for it!

     

    Apr 27 jaxn Country Music Half Nashville, TN  
    Apr 27 MrRipper Country Music Half Nashvegas, TN PR attempt!
    Apr 27 buchy2009 Country Music Marathon Nashville, TN  
    Apr 27 bpink76 Ocean City Half Ocean City, MD  
    Apr 27 kimbur96 Verrazano Festival Half Brooklyn, NY 1st HM
    Apr 28 Philliefan33 St Luke's Half Allentown, PA 1st HM
    Apr 28 Lauren710 Wallis Sands Half Rye, NH 1st HM
    Apr 28 CeeDotA Eugene Half Eugene, OR  
    Apr 28 redleaf Scotia Bank Half Montreal, QC  

     

    Pin those bibs on racers, trust your training and don't let your mind limit what your body is ready to accomplish. Good luck!

    Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

    Snickers1230


      Good luck to everyone running halves this weekend!  And to buchy2009 in your marathon!

       

      I guess I didn't put it on the calendar, but I am running a measly 10k on Saturday Smile

      Formerly Jackie_601 on RW

       

      Next up:

      4/27 - Green 6.2 10K

        Ha! It hadn't occurred to me that it was on the track! cool

         

        oh and I love the typo on my name - some days I definitely feel like lead

        First or last...it's the same finish line

        HF #4362

          Good luck everyone!

            I am not active on RA forums much these days because I am so swamped with work, but looking forward to a great race Saturday.

             

            bunchy2009, after I finish the half, I will be cheering you (and other full runners) on at mile 19.2 (aka, my front yard). MrRipper, you are welcome to join our party too (my house is about a mile from the finish).

             

            Good luck to all the racers!

             

            --

            Nashville, TN

             

              Oh and I missed this part:

               

              good luck everyone - fleet feet!

              First or last...it's the same finish line

              HF #4362

                I hope everyone has a great race!

                PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                                    10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.

                 

                Philliefan33


                  Thanks for the encouragement.

                   

                  I'm going to go out on a limb and guarantee you that I set a PR on Sunday Wink

                  Future Races:

                  5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler

                  Jerryb49


                    Run Margo Run  !!!!

                    Thanks for the encouragement.

                     

                    I'm going to go out on a limb and guarantee you that I set a PR on Sunday Wink

                    Next:  IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19/2014  2:17:46

                              Salt Lake City HM, 04/18/2015

                              Wisconsin HM, 05/02/2015

                     

                      Results from the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville.  The weather was pretty bad, raining and cold all day.  I certainly didn't mind the cold, but I wasn't prepared for any swimming.  Okay, so I didn't *actually* need to swim, but there was flowing water on parts of the course which didn't compliment a hilly race.  On one downhill after a water stop, I paced myself with the line of water cups flowing down a rivulet.

                       

                      All that said, once the suffering began, I pretty much forgot about the rain.  It started really rough for me with some early cramping, but I felt like I got stronger as the race wore on and I warmed up.  This is my first race with anything remotely resembling hills, but they were not too harsh and made the course interesting in the midst of the downpour.  Somehow I ran a decent negative split and came in with a huge nearly 2 minute PR!  I can't be happier with this after only being back from a 6 month layoff for 15 weeks.

                       

                      P.S.  My first trip to Nashville, which turns out to be a very nice town to visit.  Not huge excitement, but lots of fun.  The race list says "Nashvegas".  Now that would be a really interesting place to visit.

                       

                      Date:  04/27/2013

                      Race:  Country Music Half Marathon

                      Time:  1:46:30  (PR!)

                      2014 goals:   •  1st Marathon  •  1:32 Half (didn't happen this year)  •  2,500 miles


                      an amazing likeness

                        Looking for results from racers...I have:

                         

                        MrRipper  ==> 1:46:30 (PR!)

                        Philliefan33 == >2:26:28 (PR!)

                        redleaf   ==> 2:47:28

                         

                        Others....if you've got 'em post 'em, or if you know 'em for someone else, post 'em. Thanks.

                        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                          Looking for results from racers...I have:

                           

                          MrRipper  ==> 1:46:30 (PR!)

                          Philliefan33 == >2:26:28 (PR!)

                          redleaf   ==> 2:47:28

                           

                          Others....if you've got 'em post 'em, or if you know 'em for someone else, post 'em. Thanks.

                           

                          Mine is actually a PR too!

                          First or last...it's the same finish line

                          HF #4362