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Weekly Check In Sept 7 - 13 (Read 328 times)


Imminent Catastrophe

    Thanks everyone. I drove the route today--spectacular! The last 10 miles are like running through Zion National Park. I also learned the mileage signs count DOWN from 26. Nice to know.

    "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

     "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

    "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

     

    √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

    Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

    Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

      Trey - I don't run in Newport News very often so I'm a little limited.  The one place that I am familiar with is the Sandy Bottom Nature Park.  They have about 5 miles of single track trails that I ran this summer.  It's a pretty nice place with plenty of parking and bathrooms.  The road in front of the park (Hampton Roads Center Parkway) has a very nice bike/walk trail for a little over a mile as well.  So between the two of them there is a good 7 miles of running there.

       

      I have also run the "trails" behind the Mariners Musuem.  A lot of searches for running in the area will turn up this option.  I found them to be mostly lightly traveled residential roads that are designated as walking/biking areas and I wasn't very impressed.  There are a couple of areas with nice views of the James River though.

       

      One other thought is the Colonial Parkway in up in Williamsburg.  I rode my bike on it a couple of times.  It's basically just a road but the speed limit is relatively low and the road is rather wide.  It's a very scenic area.

       

      When are you going to be in town?  I'd love to get a run in with you.

      Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -

      Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -


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        When are you going to be in town?  I'd love to get a run in with you.

         

        I'm here now - got in yesterday. The hours I'm keeping with our project is a little funny but I'll be here through Thursday.  I think I'll hit the Mariners museum park today and save the better stuff for later (maybe Sunday, who knows). 

        Yeah - shoot me a message if you can run this week. That would be awesome. 

        San Francisco - 7/29/12

        Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

        Chicago - 10/7/12



        Imminent Catastrophe

          Little Grand Canyon Marathon--a beautiful course, I didn't run as well as I'd hoped. 3:56:45. I was hoping to do 3:45 , as hard as I've been training, but it didn't work out. Also strained my left ankle, almost dropped at mile 20. Ouch. Anyway, I can't complain about a sub-4 marathon I guess.

          Hopefully this ankle will recover quickly, it hurts like hell to walk now. 

          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

           "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

           

          √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

          Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

          Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


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            Russ - sub 4 is awesome but I know what you mean. You've trained like a dog this summer. Take care of the ankle.


            I did around an easy 6 at the Mariner's Museum trail in Newport News. Hoping to catch up with Heffa at Sandy Bottom this week. 


            Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

            Trey

            San Francisco - 7/29/12

            Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

            Chicago - 10/7/12



            Imminent Catastrophe

              I spent the day getting home today. The strain (on the outside of my left foot) is still quite painful, apparently I did some damage to a tendon and I'll be out of commission for a week at least. And limping through the airport to make your flight is not fun.

              It could be worse--I was enjoying a post-race meal and ran into a guy who had twisted his ankle badly in the 10-k event, went to the emergency room, and will be on crutches for 6 weeks. 

              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

               

              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


              Dog-Love

                That's a bummer Russ...hope a week will do the trick.  Never a bad thing to kick back a bit.  You have been working really hard

                 

                 I just finished my favorite annual race (RR for Klondike Relay) and just got home to kids needing help with homework to really wanting a nap.

                 

                I know I could and should have trained better, but I had a great race and felt good enough to dance at the post race party.  When we drove home from whitehorse I was sort of blown away at how hilly the course really is and I am happy with my time.  Next year I am supposed to run the 14.5 mile leg 5 that starts at 2:00 am and hopefully finishes by 4:30 am.  Can't wait.

                 

                I realize I don't really train that hard since my llegs are really sore today.  AS I say every year...next year I will train harder.

                 

                Have a great week next week

                Run like you are on fire! 5K goal 24:00 or less (PR 24:34) 10K goal 50:00 or less (PR 52:45) HM goal 1:55:00 or less (PR 2:03:02) Marathon Goal...Less than my PR (PR 4:33:23)


                Imminent Catastrophe

                  Well,I can't complain about the scenery. This is the last portion of the race:


                  You just can't ask for more. I'm working on my RR.

                  "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                   "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                  "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                   

                  √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                  Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                  Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


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                    Crabby - well done. Really. I thought your times were pretty darn good. Rest well. It was weird reading about the Fall colors in the Yukon...already.


                    Russ - man! I'm so sorry about your ankle. The photo is INCREDIBLE, however. 


                    Hope both of you recovery quickly. 

                    San Francisco - 7/29/12

                    Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

                    Chicago - 10/7/12



                    Dog-Love

                      Russ...that is beautiful!  I will try to post some pictures this afternoon.  I love seing where folks are running
                      Run like you are on fire! 5K goal 24:00 or less (PR 24:34) 10K goal 50:00 or less (PR 52:45) HM goal 1:55:00 or less (PR 2:03:02) Marathon Goal...Less than my PR (PR 4:33:23)
                        Great runs, both of you.  Congratulations.

                        New Orleans Marathon - 2/24/2013  4:16:32

                        Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon - 4/27/2013 4:09:56 PR!

                        Honolulu Marathon - 12/8/2013


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                          6.5 - 6.7 miles this morning around the Sandy Bottom Nature Park trails in Hampton Virginia (went to get the lay of the land before meeting up with Heffa on Tuesday for a run). Right hammy is tight and took a while to get loose but eventually everything did and had a nice run.  I'm sure my right hammy will be tight tomorrow - I'm already setting up excuses for why I won't be able to keep up with Jeff, who is a speed demon, by the way. 


                          Cheers - Trey

                          San Francisco - 7/29/12

                          Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

                          Chicago - 10/7/12



                          Imminent Catastrophe

                            Hey, I just checked the results. I placed 14/95! I feel a lot better now! Also, the guy I sat with on the bus was hoping to BQ and missed it by 12 seconds. Ouch!  I'd rather miss by a long way.

                            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                             

                            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

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