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SaturDAILY for Perspiring Penguins (Read 28 times)

Jack K.


    Yes!! D2 is up late tonight!! Smile

    2014 races

    Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

    Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May


    Sloooow.

      Ya'll are a bunch of alchies Wink

       

      I'm surprised to see all you early morning runners up late, thought I feel out of place. Beer makes me gag, lol.

        I'm not much for beer, either, but I'm a sucker for a tropical drink. Can't wait for November and vacation in Hawai'i!

         

        The 5k today had a small turnout but was a blast! According to my iPhone I did 3.6 miles because I took the wrong path at the fork and had to double back. Ran/walked it with four other people close by, all of us "generously proportioned". Passed two of them when we hit the (small) hills, then passed the other two in the last 100 yards or so - there were young men in fatigues cheering and shouting to "finish strong" so went all out at the same the other two did. Can't imagine the sight of us three well-rounded individuals sprinting to the finish line Big grin We shook hands afterwards and I'm still doing a happy dance on the inside!

         

        So, my legs felt good, rested, and ready at the start of the day, and I felt confident when the inclines started, but it was so hard to breathe through during the stretches without shade (it was about 90 degrees at time of the race). Is there anything I can do to acclimate to run better in dry heat? Next 5k is July 13 ( my birthday) and in Fresno, so it's gonna be hotter and drier, but I get cake at the end!

        I can. I will. I am.

        Awood_Runner


        Smaller By The Day

          I know it's Sunday, but it's early.  So, I'm going to post in here.  I'm all for the Race and Drink think.  We just need to figure out when.

           

          Baconista - Congrats!  I was looking for a race report or something.

           

          Coralie -  No beeer?  How do you feel about Straw Burritos.

          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

           

          St. Jude's Hero Profile

            I'm not much for beer, either, but I'm a sucker for a tropical drink. Can't wait for November and vacation in Hawai'i!

             

            The 5k today had a small turnout but was a blast! According to my iPhone I did 3.6 miles because I took the wrong path at the fork and had to double back. Ran/walked it with four other people close by, all of us "generously proportioned". Passed two of them when we hit the (small) hills, then passed the other two in the last 100 yards or so - there were young men in fatigues cheering and shouting to "finish strong" so went all out at the same the other two did. Can't imagine the sight of us three well-rounded individuals sprinting to the finish line Big grin We shook hands afterwards and I'm still doing a happy dance on the inside!

             

            So, my legs felt good, rested, and ready at the start of the day, and I felt confident when the inclines started, but it was so hard to breathe through during the stretches without shade (it was about 90 degrees at time of the race). Is there anything I can do to acclimate to run better in dry heat? Next 5k is July 13 ( my birthday) and in Fresno, so it's gonna be hotter and drier, but I get cake at the end!

             

            Way to go. You crack me up with your descriptions. Fruity drinks are good too Smile

            ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

            “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

             

            Tomas


            Mmmmm...beer

              Yes!! D2 is up late tonight!! Smile

               

              I didn't last much longer after that post. LOL

              -Dave

               

              2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-1:26 HM | BQ done!

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