Joe1775 - 1/5 - Phunt 50K, Elkton MD
JodisRuningForAutism - 1/12-1/13 - Goofy Challenge
Docket_Rocket - 1/12-1/13- Goofy Challenge
Didgeridroo - 1/13 - Disney Marathon- Goal: TBD
pmhill6 - 1/13- Disney Marathon
CompetitiveChik - 1/13 - Houston Chevron Marathon
Not too Swift - 1/21 - MLK Day 5K
Patti678 - 1/26 - PolarBear 5K
Docket_Rocket - 01/27 ING Marathon
PressingOn - 02/16 - Woolley Trail Run Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 02/17 - A1A Marathon
CompetitiveChik - 2/17 - Austin Half Marathon
Runnrchic - 02/24 - New Orleans Marathon - Goal: break 4:34
GregTR - 2/24 - Cowtown Marathon - Official 3:10 pacer
Patti678 - 3/2- Albany Marathon, Albany GA
CompetitiveChik - 3/2 - Woodlands Marathon
JodisRunningForAutism - 3/3 - Seaside Half Marathon Destin, FL
not too swift - 3/3 - Intown Ten (10K) Road Race
Docket_Rocket - 03/09 - 13.1 Miami Beach
Julia1971 - 3/16 - Rock n Roll USA
jojo61397 - 3/17 - Publix Atlanta Marathon - Goal: Sub-4:00 hour
Patti678 - 3/17 Publix Half Marathon, Atlanta GA
Not too Swift - 3/17- Georgia Marathon
athensguy - 3/17- Georgia Marathon
RVDowning - 3/17 - Shamrock Marathon
ImNotScott - 3/17 - Shamrock Marathon
Joe1775 - 3/23 - Haulin' in the Holler 50K
onemile - 3/30 - Egg Shell Shuffle Half Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 04/07 - Marathon Paris
joe1775 - 4/13 - Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra 50
Docket_Rocket - 04/14 - Key Biscayne Half Marathon
marco59 - 4/15 - Boston - goal: 3:05
markrice - 4/15 Boston - goal sub 3:15
GregTR - 4/15 - Boston
onemile - 04/20 - Carmel Marathon
Xrayman: 4/21: Lansing Marathon
GregTR - 4/21 - London Marathon
SIAR - 4/28 - Glass City Marathon
GoneFishing - 04/28 - Big Sur, CA
hilltopper91 - 05/05 - Broad Street Run
Docket_Rocket - 05/07 - Puerto Rico Marathon
Joe1775 - 5/5 - Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati OH
Patti678 - 5/11 - Gulf Coast Half Ironman, Panama City Beach, FL
RVDowning - 5/11Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon
SprinklesRunner - 5/19-Run for the Red Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 06/13/2012 - San Francisco Marathon
Patti678- 7/4- Peachtree Road Race 10K: goal: PR
Patti678- 8/23 & 24- Hood to Coast- 199 mile relay with 10 person team
SprinklesRunner - Date TBD - Wineglass Marathon
GregTR - 9/29 - Berlin Marathon
GregTR - 10/13 - Chicago Marathon
SprinklesRunner - 11/3 - NYC Marathon
GregTR - 11/3 - NYC Marathon
PRs: 5K: 22:31, 10K:46:43, 15K: 1:10:35, HM: 1:42:49, M: 3:38:20
Morning! I'm having some coffee before heading to the running store to meet up for the group run. We're doing 12, and I'll pick up another 1+ on the way.
SIAR: I wasn't able to hit my pace on the tempo yesterday. Not too surprising, since my legs still felt really tired. I think it is because I did 3 weeks in a row around 52 mpw. I'm going to keep the mileage a little lower this week for some extra recovery, and hopefully be back to hitting paces next week. I'm not terribly worried since it has only happened this one time. My eye still looks pretty bad, especially underneath it
Hope everyone has a great Saturday!
PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)
All in for Boston
How did you two beat me up this morning? Wait, that doesn't sound right.
Up early on a Saturday trying to beat the rainy snow. (I usually wait until after 10am so I'm doing my run in the "heat of the day"). The weather lady said it's supposed to hit us at around 9am. Having pre-run coffee and a bagel to fuel an 18 miler. My BFF got me a case of Nuun for Christmas! She's the best. She bought the one flavor I haven't tried - tropical punch. Looking forward to trying that out today.
The shirts I ordered from Brooks came in yesterday. Too small. So, I have to send them back. Let's hope the Nike ones fit. I'm also planning a trip to the local running store after my run to see if I can find a nice winter jacket. I have two Nike ones but both got soaking wet this week so I think I need another to add to the rotation.
Swift, tempos are hard. I rarely hit what my alleged tempo pace is supposed to be either.
SIAR, the route sounds beautiful - especially compared to the treadmill.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin
I almost broke 9min per mile pace this morning doing a little over 7. Roads are clear but sidewalks and shoulders are still bad. Only 7.36 miles to break the yearly mileage PR. However, we are supposed to get 3-6 inches more snow this evening.
Had fun on Amazon last night shopping with a gift certificate that my son sent. Going to get some Brooks Ghost for just slogging around in the winter. I want to save the Nike Fusion that DW got me for races to go along with the Minimus I already have. I am about to retire the Asics Cumulus I have been wearing in the snow as they have nearly 1000 miles on them. Also bought another pair of UA tights. They are fantastic. I wore them this morning in 12 degree weather and was not cold at all. Now at work for what I hope will be an uneventful day.
nts--thanks for the start and have fun with the group
SIAR--It is too early. I ate part of my lunch at 10:00 yesterday after having two small breakfasts.
Julia--I forgot. Are you doing Boston this year?
Sorry guys, no time for personals. I may even be off the grid for a few days but I'll see most of you on fb. nothing for me today. gotta get packed, get to work. then we're leavin after I get off for dallas so I can hang with my cuz. got in my 6 last night after work. the stretching, rolling and yoga seem to be doin the trick. last nights run was great. I don't remember ever feelin that great. I'm gonna keep doin it.
Dec 23 - Apocalypse Survivors Half Marathon
Jan 13 - Houston Chevron Marathon
Feb 17 - Austin Half Marathon
March 2 - Woodlands Marathon
Hi, guys. I did a 5K today and got an asthma attack. So much for not racing 5Ks with albuterol. Still, a strong showing with 3 minutes wasted using the inhaler. I cannot wait til 2013 starts.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: RnR Country Music Half Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Marco, sounds like you bought some sweet gear. I'm going to skip Boston next year. I'd like to do it again hopefully with better weather. But, I really wanted to do my hometown marathon again. I've written about it on RA before but National (now RnR USA) played a big part in my becoming a runner and marathoner. It was cancelled years back (when I was not a runner but my BFF from field hockey was) and I admired how the running community here came together and ran the race anyway (on the sidewalk of the route). I did about 10 miles with them. A few years later, I did the half marathon there and I was so proud to see a hometown guy (Michael Wardian) win it. After my disappointments this year at Boston and NYCM, I feel like I need to get that spirit back. But, if my speed holds up, I could see doing Boston in 2014.
Finished 18 miles in rain and fluffy snow. It started out as a fine mist which wasn't so bad. By about 4 miles in, it was a steady rain and by 7 or so it was snowing. I ran pretty well in it. I averaged 8:40 pace, which is fast. I think I was running so fast to get out of the bad weather. Everything held up except my mittens. On my trip to the running store, I'll see if they have any water resistant ones.
Reporting back from my run...no falls, and I'm in one piece, so a total success! The route ended up being right at 16 miles, and covered 1,816 ft. of elevation gain. Surprisingly, the pack up front that I was running with ran a 10:20 pace. For most of the run, the snow was up above our ankles, so that was really fast. It also snowed steadily the whole run, which made everything really pretty. We crossed over 6 streams that you just had to run right through too. Crazy stuff! Plus, runners all brought food that was sent to support a group home for wounded warriors - very nice.
We did stop at the 3 waterfalls along the way (it's called the Waterfall Run) and took some group pictures too. I'd say I ran with a group that ranged from 10-20 runners, but overall there were about 200 people. We even ran across the bottom of a ski resort at one point - pretty funny stuff. My favorite part was at the end of the run, just stripping down to my compression shorts and sitting in the snow for 15 minutes to recover. I was shivering like crazy, but tolerated it pretty well for me. Considering that my groin felt a little tweaky on the run but feels totally fine now, I'd say it was worth it.
Julia...Swift was just looking to beat somebody up to make up for her black eye lol. Sounds like you've had a serious influx of new gear to try out here lately! Nice job getting out for the 18 in the junk. That's a bummer about your mittens...I'd be looking for some new ones too.
Marco...Maybe instead of a running stroller, we could get you some kind of little running plow you could just push ahead of yourself. Of course, I don't know if that'd slow the pace or help it. 1000 miles is a lot on a pair of shoes! I can see why you're looking. Those tights sound nice too...I'll keep them in mind if I need more.
CC...That's great news that you're feeling good and strong. Have a great time with your cousin. Hopefully we see you back soon.
Docket...Boo, asthma sucks. Good job running strong anyways. Does asthma go away in 2013, or are you just looking towards a New Year's party?
It will never go away but this year sucked mostly so I want to start anew already!
Has Broken Parts
Just checking in real quick. I ran 18 this morning. Snow started at mile 9 but didn't get heavy until mile 14. I took this pic at about mile 15.
"Address the process rather than the outcome. Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp
Scott. Wow. Pretty. It's so funny how we're in the same area but have different weather. None of the snow stuck in my area. In fact, I was thinking if I'd have waited a few hours, the weather would have been fine here in NOVA. Grrr!
DR, 2013 is going to be awesome!
SIAR, sounds like a scenic and fun run.
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Scott--Is that the C & O? I have fond memories of that from October.
marco: great job with the run in those conditions. Hope weather allows some good runs.
Docket: that's a bummer about the attack, great job in the race.
Julia; great job with your 18!
SIAR: glad you had fun at your Waterfall Run, sounds awesome.
Scott: great job with your 18 also! Nice pic!
Had a nice 12 with the group this morning. I did the first couple miles pretty slow, then picked it up, running most miles around MP+20 to 30 sec. Route had some hills, terrain similar to race course. Glad I ran early, as it got windy after.
Have a great evening!