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Week of 27AUG-02SEP2012 (Read 187 times)

    Cooler weather is coming!

    amlinz 78.8 mi
    nanxin 70 mi
    Pete.Hu 52.3 mi
    CliveF 51.5 mi
    CarolinaBlue 43.9 mi
    Lpadg 31.3 mi
    Happyfeet 30 mi
    atomno2 29.5 mi
    jdbrown 24 mi
    SForrester 21.8 mi
    theyapper66 18.6 mi
    fraggle 16.2 mi
    alholley 4.4 mi

     

    But we're still signing up for races like it's summer:

    RUNNER DATE RACE LOCATION DIST GOAL RESULT
    Last week:            
    nanxin 25AUG2012 OrthoCarolina Charlotte NC 10k n/a 42:19
                 
    This week:            
    CliveF 31AUG2012 Tacky Davidson NC 10k 42:00  

    “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

      Han,

      your a star!  A guy in his blog wrote about you in the race that you ran this weekend! I googled "Han Zhang Orthocarolina" and it showed up under the initial result on google. You couldn't pull out the win for the group? You pulled ahead of this guy with 1/2 mi to go and you almost broke him, but then he reeled you back in (although you had a better chip time so you still get our vote).

      Also, didn't Ping (Pete) Hu, your friend also run (fr the group)? Maybe you can goad him to post here?

      What was the team you were representing?

      Rob

      nanxin


        Wow, he is the Allen from the Allen's road to Boston, one of my favorite blog I followed all the time. If fact, I read his blog the night before the race to get a feeling about the race, he did the race twice and wrote a good article on it, if I knew it was him, I may go to get his autograph. lol, Smile He passed me about 10 meters away from the finish line and I have no enough time response to that move. But anyway I likes his bolg, and I showed my wife the section like "a fit looking Asian man" and "He looked pretty young, I was guessing low-30′s". Big grin

         

        Yes, Ping (Pete.Hu) is my friend, he is also my co-worker, he may read here but he does not talk much like me. He is a sub-3 marathoner and I think I mentioned him here. The team we are in is "Flying Foxes", I formed the team from 1 years ago to run the Blue Ridge Relay in 2 weeks, I picked the OrthoCarolina 10K as the last tune-up race, my team may be the first all Chinese team to run the BRR208, Smile. Half of my team didn't run at all 1 year ago, and we are average 7:51.5 pace in the weekend race. I am really proud of them. ( of 12 of us, 7 male, 5 female, 8 of us are 40+ and only one is younger than 35.)

          Han, we are running BRR too, Which Van would you be in?

            Han,

            if you only taken care of those "speckles of grey in your hair" the night before the race, he would have let you go thinking you were that "fit looking Asian man in his low 30's" and would not have panicked and kicked at the end! My first impression of you at that "Run of the Cake" 1/2 marathon that Sunday morning was "who is this fit Asian man who keeps looking at his watch as that is going to drive me crazy", although my second impression was when you scared the heck of me at the 9 mile mark by coming up behind me -- after you had literally taken off at the 1/2 way point (and after you told me what happened, that you galloped to the porto-potty 3/4 mile away, I really could not stop laughing!).

             

            Best of luck at BRR. Amazing that you were able to recruit 6 non-runners to do serious training for BRR -- do they know what they are getting themselves into? Who is running the mountain goat section or whatever the section where you run 10 miles up the mountain?

            Rob

            nanxin


              Han, we are running BRR too, Which Van would you be in?

               

              Hi Shashi, I am running leg #8, #30 and #32, so I am van #2. What is your team's name? I may find you at a transition zone.

              nanxin


                Best of luck at BRR. Amazing that you were able to recruit 6 non-runners to do serious training for BRR -- do they know what they are getting themselves into? Who is running the mountain goat section or whatever the section where you run 10 miles up the mountain?

                 

                Most likely they don;t know, I don't know either, since no one in the team ran any type of relay before. But I made sure all of us ran at least one half marathon from last year, so I hope they are well prepared, but I told them I don;t care about the time.

                 

                I think you mean the leg 14 (10 miles with Very Hard rating), Ping will run that.

                  Double-checking that I'm meeting y'all at: CRC-Dilworth 1412 East Blvd, Ste. G Charlotte NC 28203

                  “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                    Han, Our team is the Sad Panda.  I'll look out for you at the transition zones. Our team has a super early start at 6:30 AM (even though we projected a 9 min/mile pace), and may leave all 3 transition zones before you arrive.  

                     

                    Currently planning on Running 3, 15, and 27, the easy one as others are faster than me. I had always run at 1 or 7 (i.e. leading off) in 6 relays so far (3 of them BRR, one a 6 person Ultra), so will run anything else, but in all likelihood in van 1 as I am the only one who has experience running a relay in that Van.  

                     

                    BRR can be a shock if you are not used to running in the mountains.  When they say a hill they mean it, especially the first 6 legs and the last 8 and a couple in the middle. A medium rated is a hard run at most other places and is a medium only by comparison to the Hard and Very Hard segments.   

                      Clive, I'm out for awhile as I have the kids during the week also.  I hope Rob made it.  I doubt I'll make it next week either.

                        I see how it's going to be.

                         

                        Embarrassed

                        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                          Lynwood,

                          yes I did make it and we ran together. Clive got to meet Jeremy and learn Jeremy's training methods (which I think he is integrating into his training). It felt oppressive out there and it was -- the dew point was a a very oppressive 73 (I have not run at that high of a dew point this year so know I now why my shorts were soaked at 5 miles and at 6 miles my shoes were completely soaked and squishing). Clive said he has not sweated this much since before his vasectomy surgery (now I remember he told me to keep that private so I struck it out so nobody can see that -- using commercially reasonable standards of course). It was good to finally meet Clive in person -- although there was one strange incident -- we got the water fountain at the 5.2 mile mark and as hit went to take a drink of water Clive instinctively bent down to drink fr the silver dog bowl next to the fountain?

                          Rob

                          nanxin


                             

                            BRR can be a shock if you are not used to running in the mountains.  When they say a hill they mean it, especially the first 6 legs and the last 8 and a couple in the middle. A medium rated is a hard run at most other places and is a medium only by comparison to the Hard and Very Hard segments.   

                             

                            Shashi, I successfully scared my team by forwarding this to them...Big grin

                              Well, that race was fun.  Did I get any hardware?  Check it out:

                               

                              “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                                Clive, hope that was nothing more than some dehydration. Frame that pic. To remind there is an edge and you went over it.
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