Well, it's certainly not been a quiet week here in Lake RunningAhead, or for the global running community. I believe the best thing is to note the runners of RA who were in Boston are ok, and that some had the chance to post amazing race results. My heart hurts for all those who were injured and their families. Our pain and torment over this tragedy will pass, theirs will not.
This weekend's race plans have RunTomRun in an unusual distance with a 15K event -- don't see many of those, and actually it's his second 15K of the year. Having posted a massive PR in March, he's taking another PR shot this weekend. Go get it, Tom. After a few stutters and life-gets-in-the-way delays, Docket_Rocket looks to finally be coming up on her first ultra with a 50K -- 31 miles, that's a long day's work! Daneda has a 5-mile trail run on the calendar and the no-pressure goal of enjoying the trail event.
Good luck to all our racers, hope you have well-marked trails, short potty lines and following winds.
I would run down the lane and into the night; Run so fast I swear my feet would fly; But the smell of the world came into my lungs; The sound of the gravel when my legs went numb; And my heart nearly burst right out of my chest...
I'll be doing a 5k on Sat morning after I get off work. Local race to support Hospice. It usually draws about 200 racers/walkers. I will be wearing my "I beat cancer, never give up" shirt that fellow forumite Scottydawg sent me, plus I'll put a "Boston Bib" on my back. No expectations but I'm going to run as hard as I can.
Good luck to everyone else racing
I'll be doing a 5k on Sat morning after I get off work.....No expectations but I'm going to run as hard as I can.
Looks like a 5K plan to me. But I've only run 2 of them, so my approach both times has been from the 'go hard, fade in the middle, finish hard' style -- probably not a winning approach.
Go get 'em!
Good luck this weekend to the racers!
I'm doing a "Rave Run" 5k. just one of those fun runs with some friends where you run at night with a bunch of neon lights
Formerly Jackie_601 on RW
4/27 - Green 6.2 10K
Just a quick check in, time for a nap. Finished the 5k in 24:07, good for 1st in AG, and 13th of 133 OA.
Good luck to all who are racing this weekend.
Hog4life congrats on getting a 1st in AG, great time.
Snickers that sounds like a lot of fun (Did a Christmas 5K; help Santa light the tree at the start of the race, racers ran with glow sticks and lights).
Ron's PRs 5K 24:14 (12/07/2013); Half Marathon 1:53:33 (5/26/2013)
Great result Mitch!
What age group are you?
PBs since age 60: 5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.
10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.
Great result Mitch!
What age group are you?
Thanks Simon, 50-54 male, I've got a couple more years in this group.
The digital run was fun, but super crowded! They only let a group of people go at a time in waves, but all the sections with the lights would get all backed up with people taking pictures. Lol. But my friends and I had a good time and went and got some dinner after. I wouldn't pay full price for it, but since I got it on a Group On, it was worth it.
Mitch - congratulations on the great results!!
Snickers - sounds like something fun to do with some friends!
As for me, I DNS. I'm a little bummed about it, but think it was definitely the correct decision. I've been super busy this month, running around like crazy for things for school, and last week it kinda caught up to me. I was incredibly exhausted and started to really not feel so hot. Tired all the time but then not sleeping well, things like that... I decided to just take it easy last week and since I was still feeling pretty run down by the weekend I made the decision Friday night to just take it easy over the weekend, catch up on sleep as much as possible, and skip the race unless I was feeling up to it by Sunday morning. So I did a lot of sleeping in on Sat and Sun and took a few naps, and just relaxed. I have to say I finally started feeling much better by last night and am glad I forced the rest.... I actually only ran 11.5 miles last week. I think in the future I need to force myself to take it easy with life every once in a while...
daneda - Glad you got some rest and are feeling better! I got some extra rest yesterday by taking a nap and then made the mistake of staying up to almost midnight...
I did it! I became an ultra runner! It was a tough course (you can read the RR in my blog - link on the sig line) but I finished and not last! The cutoff was 8 hours and I finished in...8 hours. LOL.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: Ready for Liftoff
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Congrats Damaris! That is so awesome!
I would love to get into ultra running someday... First will be to try out a marathon and see how I like it, I guess
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