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Race Report: Tom King Classic Half Marathon (Read 74 times)

buchy2009


Bjørnmannen

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    2013 Goals: (1) Sub-30 5k; (2) first marathon; (3) 1500 miles logged; and (4) 14 races total.

     

    Upcoming Races: (1) 5/18- Viola Valley Half Marathon; (2) 6/9- Ann Arbor Half Marathon; (3) 7/4- Music City 10k; (4) 8/10- Granville Irish Half Marathon; (5) 9/22- Bluegrass Half Marathon; (6) 10/6- Music City Half Marathon; and (7) 10/20- Detroit Free Press Marathon.

    CClay


    Better than all of you

      I am boycotting the Tom King half until they stop letting the 3 hour half marathoners start thirty minutes before everyone else.  I do not understand why a race director would want the entire field to weave through 200 lb TNTers three abreast.

      buchy2009


      Bjørnmannen

        I don't think they did that this year... they let the wheelchair participants start 5 minutes early but I think there were only three of them. Everyone else started right at 7:30.

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        2013 Goals: (1) Sub-30 5k; (2) first marathon; (3) 1500 miles logged; and (4) 14 races total.

         

        Upcoming Races: (1) 5/18- Viola Valley Half Marathon; (2) 6/9- Ann Arbor Half Marathon; (3) 7/4- Music City 10k; (4) 8/10- Granville Irish Half Marathon; (5) 9/22- Bluegrass Half Marathon; (6) 10/6- Music City Half Marathon; and (7) 10/20- Detroit Free Press Marathon.

        CClay


        Better than all of you

          Nice.  My constant whining must have paid off.

            Nice report.

             

            It would be fun to get a bunch of people to wear "I am also Tom King" shirts.


            SheCan

              "After the race was over, they had a really tasty breakfast buffet in the club level of the stadium.  But, who am I kidding?  Anything is delicious after a race.  It could have been terrible I wouldn’t have known the difference."

               

              LOL, that is soooo true!   WTG on this race, congratulations on the new PR!  You did great.  I really like your goal of doing a race every month.   I hope your tracking your progress, because at the end of the year, you're going to be amazed at how much your fitness will have improved.

              Cherie

                      Don’t work harder than you can breathe,
              and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen

              scottydawg


              Barking Mad To Run

                I am boycotting the Tom King half until they stop letting the 3 hour half marathoners start thirty minutes before everyone else.  I do not understand why a race director would want the entire field to weave through 200 lb TNTers three abreast.

                 

                They do that?  I am VERY slow - about 2:30 for a half, sometimes a bit longer, when I did them - and I would not want an early start.  I'd feel guilty as hell being in the way of the speedier runners.

                "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

                scottydawg


                Barking Mad To Run

                  Congrats on your race and your PR! I am familiar with Nashville and Tennessee, I have cousins all around that state.  You are quite lucky if you got a relatively flat course somewhere in the Nashville area.

                  "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt


                  Bad Ass

                    Nice report!  Congrats on the PR!

                    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                    Dr. Cornsitter

                      What a really nice race report! You must be a teacher because it was wel structured, flowed perfectly, and was accompanied by the exact visuals and illustrations the reader would want to see!

                       

                      Congrats on your PR and a successful race! RRs like these make me want to leave New England every once in awhile and run in other cities Smile

                      Quote from BeachRunner3234 on 6/25/2013 at 8:20 PM:

                      So I'm currently sitting with a bag of frozen corn in my ass.