All in for Boston
Docket_Rocket - 12/29 - iRun Half Marathon
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
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
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin
Good morning, runners!
I couldn't think of anything catchy for the title today. Happy Boxing Day!? I head back to work today and can already feel the holiday mood fading since I made the mistake of checking my Blackberry already. It was nice having three days off and the weekend off to spend with friends and family, though.
I'm planning to do about 9 miles at general aerotic pace today. It's in the mid-30s right now. Rain is on the way but I think I'll beat it. Hmm, maybe I should have added a water resistant jacket to my shopping list yesterday.
Marco, glad you're enjoying the new kicks! I've been lurking on the Mizuno thread in the main forum and might be looking for some new shoes myself since it looks like the Precision is going away.
RVD, hahaha - I know the feeling of totally self-loathing when I'm not hitting my paces. Glad you realized you actually were before you burned yourself out.
Docket_Rocket, that's great! No DOMS is good news. It sounds like you've really adatped to running that long. Have you done an ultra or thought about it?
Morning! 5 miles and weights today. Off to work.
Julia, yes and yes. One is planned for March but there might be time for one soon. I love running for hours. I also do not run fast enough (because of the asthma) to get sore during marathons either. Maybe that's why I like longer races (asthma behaves more).
I didn't check my work BB nor the laptop they gave me to work this weekend at all. I figured it was not an emergency so I didn't even look. After all, bankruptcy courts were closed so I don't expect any emergencies at all.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: RnR Country Music Half Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Just Keep "Tri" ing
Morning, just popping in for a second before DH and I head out for 6 miles. Haven't had time to run
17 people here for sit down dinner yesterday, it was crazy and busy and everyone had a great time!!
Julia, you could change the title to Merry Birthday to Just B.S.!!LOL 51 years young and getting faster
I started the day by opening a pair of gold hoops, more gifts to open later! WooHoo!
After the run it's clean up and meet the family at the theatre for The Hobbit then a dinner for my b'day.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas/holiday/day off!
Marathons run in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland
Next country for us - Austria Sept 2014 for 30th Wedding Anniversary :)
Happy Boxing Day! Although I don't think that gets me additional presents.
My two days off this week happened to fall on Christmas and Boxing Day. Well, I am Canadian (haven't officially become one yet) so I guess I should get both holidays off. Will probably go for a short run this afternoon when it warms up a bit. For the umpteenth time this season, I ate and drank too much last night. Need to spend some time paying bills and see how much damage the shopping did.
Julia--Blackberry traffic has been slow for me and we will leave the decorations up until 1/1. I have a rain jacket that is quite warm from a marathon I didn't run after paying the entry fee. I don't think I deserved it but the RD sent it to me and I love it. Hope work isn't too hectic for you today.
Beth--you know the RD I am talking about. Let me know how The Hobbit is. I enjoyed the other three but can't seem to get excited about going to this one. I have a couple of years on you and am faster now at almost all distances than I was 30 years ago. We haven't peaked yet!
Damaris--You would do great at an ultra. I am thinking about one in October.
Just 4 treadmill miles on a SRD. Had short intervals yesterday and long intervals tomorrow.
Just B.S., I like it! Happy Birthday! It sounds like you're off to a great start. I hope there's cake in the plan for today.
Marco, The scale showed I also ate and drank too much yesterday. I know I felt it was worth it. My brother's neighbor brought us the best dinner rolls. I can't imagine how much butter was in each one but I ate about four.
Docket_Rocket, I look forward to hearing how the ultra goes.
So, I didn't look out the window before heading out this morning. I got pelted with sleet for the first 3.5 miles. I actually thought of turning back for home but when I hit the trail, I realized the wind was now at my back and it wasn't so bad. My mittens were soaked by about mile 8 but by keeping a fist, I managed to keep my fingers warm enough. It was a character building run. And fast - 8:30 pace.
PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)
Happy Birthday, Beth! Hope you have a wonderful day! I seriously didn't see this in the title. I must've needed coffee.
marco, I didn't know you were to become Canadian.
RVD, enjoy your 4.
Julia, sleet? Ouch!
SIAR, there are enough hours of the day for you to complete your streak. Don't panic!
Has Broken Parts
Good morning all. I just got back from running 8 in a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Character building indeed!
I hope everyone had a nice Christmas or at least a nice day off if you don't celebrate. Still no time for personals for me. Cable TV guy is supposed to be here in a few to check out a bad box.
Happy Birthday Beth!
"Address the process rather than the outcome. Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp
Damaris--my mother was born in Canada so I can derive it. No real benefit unless I would want to go live there. I have had the paperwork for years, but just haven't done it.
8 done for me. Had to cut my run short cause muscles were tightening up and legs were goin numb as the wind started to pick up. There was a little wind when I first started but it started to picking up as I got up on my miles and I just couldn't keep warm. It was about mile 3 when it really started blowin. I had on 3 layers and I was still freezing. Temp was 33 but wind chill was 25. The wind is what did me in. Stopped to stretch but it didnt do any good. Really bummed cause I live runnin in the cold.
Dec 23 - Apocalypse Survivors Half Marathon
Jan 13 - Houston Chevron Marathon
Feb 17 - Austin Half Marathon
March 2 - Woodlands Marathon
I've been reading all the posts the last few days but just haven't been able to find time to reply. Rather than try to catch up with everyone I'll just stick to today. ;-)
Julia - I hit the same weather you did. I set out to run 8 at about 7:30 this morning. By mile 1.5 it was snowing. At mile 4 the rain and sleet set in. I just tried to make it fun and not fall down. Mission accomplished on both counts. Good job getting your character building run in and I'm sorry you are back at the grind already.
Damaris - Glad to see you've got your mojo back. Enjoy the workout later.
Beth - Happy Birthday again. I'm not sure when we will get out to see the Hobbit, but not today with the weather we are having. I hope you enjoy the movie and the b-day dinner too!
Marco - Enjoy your run later and I hope the checkbook balance is better than you fear. It's really easy to over-spend this time of year!
RVD - I hope the treadmill run is nice to you. Do you hate the TM as much as I do?
SIAR - Fingers crossed that you are able to keep your streak alive but if it ends today at least you can say it was out of your control. Stranded in the snow and opening presents is a pretty good excuse.
CC - The wind can be a real pain sometimes. I'm glad you were able to get in 8 at least.
I just bought myself a late Christmas present. My FIL gave me a gift card that covered the cost of a pair of new Mizuno Wave Inspire 8's, plus I got free shipping. All I had to cover was $5.99 in tax, so I'm a happy boy.
5.41 done just before sundown. Supposed to be windy and snow tomorrow. 29 miles to go with 5 days left.
I had typed most of my post but I hit a wrong key and made it go poof.
Beth: Happy birthday!! Hope you had a great run.
Julia: great run in those conditions.
SIAR: good luck getting a run in with that snow.
CC: bummer abouyt the tough weather. Our weather is getting like that now.
Hi everyone else, will write more personals again in a little while. Just wanna get this posted before I poof it again...
I took a RD today because I ran yesterday when I had SRD scheduled. Yesterday ran just 5 w/3 @MP because once I got out there, realized legs were pretty tired, plus I didn't have a ton of time by the time I got going.
PRs: 5K: 22:31, 10K:46:43, 15K: 1:10:35, HM: 1:42:49, M: 3:38:20