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- - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-12 8:03 AM
If you're racing this weekend or during the coming week, let everyone know about it!

Race name / distance

Location

Date

Goals
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-13 2:21 AM
- Vulture Bait 50k
- London, Ontario - first time I get to use my new passport :cool: (only used the old one once) :sad:
- 10/14
- I would like to finish in under 6 hours, but I have no idea how rigorous the course really is, so we'll see. 

I met the RD summer before last at a six-day event in Ohio.  Another runner, a friend from Florida, talked me into doing this with him, which didn't take much, so I'm looking forward to hanging out with him for the weekend.   I'm also looking forward to the travel, seeing part of Canada I've not seen before, and the weather forecast is tolerable - rain, but warm.  (I still hate cold.)
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-13 7:57 AM
I hope you have a very enjoyable trip!
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-17 5:12 AM
The trip was a cluster...
- only my Discover card does not charge international transaction fees.  However, nobody in Canada takes Discover :mutmad:
- not knowing any of that, I only exchanged $20USD for Canadian currency at the border.  That ran out quickly :laugh:
- our motel was only one block away from a CostCo, but CostCo in Ontario doesn't sell beer or liquor.  They also don't take Discover, or Visa (which is what all of them require here.) :roll: 

Fortunately, my buddy had plenty of Canadian money, so he paid for everything and I reimbursed him.  He also owns a credit card that doesn't charge transaction fees.  He noticed an ad at a Tim Horton's for their "doubledoublecard."  I looked into it when I got home.  #1 requirement: must be a Canadian citizen.

I was a nervous wreck going through Customs, fearing they would search my Vibe and confiscate all my food, beer, cooking equipment and running stuff, but all they asked was "why are you entering Canada?" and "are you carrying any alcohol or tobacco?" I don't they hear "I'm going to London to run a 50k" very often. :laugh: 
Same thing re-entering the US:
"What did you go to Canada for?"
"I ran a 50k.  It took me 6hrs, 20min." 
"I couldn't even drive it in that."
(Does he even know how far 50k is?)  Anyway, my paranoia was completely unwarranted.

Still, the course was the nicest 50k course I can remember running on evah, and I'm already looking forward to going back.  Yah?
Parent - By sideshowbob Date 2017-10-17 6:56 AM
:cool: Congrats
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-17 12:18 PM
Wow, that's a lot of strange happenings for one trip. Glad the course was so awesome!
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-10-20 5:57 PM
:laugh:

Yah! :cool:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2017-10-22 5:42 PM
Glad it went "smoothly". Congrats on the 50K. I want to hear more about the course.
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-23 6:14 AM
It had a little something for everyone: single track w/ roots and rocks, wide, grassy paths, gravel, asphalt, bridges over rivers far below, different types of tree canopies (broad leaf, needle leaf), not too much climbing, but not perfectly flat, stretches where you looked out over the river, and most of it very runable.  I don't think I'd even mind doing this one in the snow and cold. :happy:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2017-10-23 8:12 AM
Well if I'm ever strong enough...
Parent - - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-10-24 11:35 AM
Cool but I've gotta know what did the Tshirt and finishers medal look like for this race????
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-25 6:24 AM
:laugh::laugh: - I'll try to post a pic later today!
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-18 8:59 PM
I'm just going to bump last weeks thread. Getting on an airplane super early tomorrow morning...

Uwharrie 100

In the forest near Troy, NC.

10/21 & 10/22

1) Finish. I think this is likely to be the toughest race I've ever taken on.
2) I would like to have my finish time start with a 2 rather than a 3, but I realize that might not be the case. See above.
3) Win my age group.

Race tracking - Bib #11
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-20 9:47 AM
Best of luck.  I really want to run that someday, though the motivation is slightly diminished since Kathleen's Kitchen in Albermarle, my one and only experience with fatback, is no longer open.
Parent - By jennyO Date 2017-10-20 11:35 AM
Exciting!  Good luck!
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-10-20 11:42 AM
All the best IB!
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-10-20 5:59 PM
Cool. :cool: I won't be able to track tomorrow but will look you up Sunday, thanks and great running to you! :hug:
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-10-24 11:33 AM
Good luck!!! or Copngrats actually!!!
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-20 9:49 AM
Name - St. Pat's 24-hour
Place - South Bend, IN
Date - 10/20
Goal - To make 100 miles. 

South Bend should be a zoo this weekend.  Notre Dame is hosting USC.
Parent - - By jennyO Date 2017-10-20 11:36 AM
Very cool!  At least there may be lots of entertaining stories in the air.
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-22 5:38 PM
Stay tuned :laugh:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-10-20 11:42 AM
:happy:
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-10-20 6:01 PM
Yeah it should be a zoo. But of course you'll be focusing on your feet and the path ahead. Have fun and get that goal! :cool::hug:
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-22 5:38 PM
The tape job on my feet did its job, and I eked out a little over 101 miles.  :hug:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-10-22 5:52 PM
WooHoo great job! :grin::cool::hug:
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-23 1:17 AM
:cool:
Parent - By Blueberry Sky Date 2017-10-23 1:56 AM
:cool::cool::cool:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-10-23 6:19 AM
:happy::hug:
Parent - By jennyO Date 2017-10-23 11:31 AM
:shocker!::cool:
Parent - By george [us] Date 2017-10-29 7:30 PM
You are ridiculously amazing!!
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-10-23 11:48 AM
Well done!!!!
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-10-23 11:47 AM
Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders 4th Sunday 15K  And that should cover everything but the goals.

Goal- Have a nice steady long run,

Race report.  I won my age group, such accomplishment tempered by the fact that I was the only one in my age group.  Steady long run?? This race is three loops of the lake.  and there were 5k, 10k, and 15k options.  Most of the runners were in the 5K which led me to start a little too fast.  Loops 1 and 2 were ok,  the wheels came off a little bit in loop three but I felt OK, just ran the first mile a minute too fast and paid for it in miles 7 and 9 (for some reason 8 was ok) by losing two minutes.

beautiful day.  Nat also ran and took another two minutes off her 5K time.
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-27 5:00 AM
Pinnacle Tower 50k
Johnson City, TN
10/28

I hope to beat the cutoffs and the course sweeper.  I finished next to last last year, taking over 8 hours to complete the course.  There are three significant climbs, all in the second half, that really took it out of me last year.  I plan on doing the much easier first half at a slower pace this year and hope that helps me finish stronger.  Rain and chilly weather is in the forecast.  My main motivation for signing up for this is that I get to see some good friends who live in the area. 

Afterwards, DW and I will head to SC and spend a couple of days with our two youngest children.
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-27 2:10 PM
:shocker!:

More than one hundred miles last weekend, might as well do a 50K this weekend.  :laugh:  Hope it goes better than last year.
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-10-27 6:22 PM
:shocker!: Like IB said!
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-28 6:45 PM
It did...much better.  I took over an hour off last year's time :cool:  My buddy and his wife directed a 5k nearby, than came out an manned the last manned aid station.  She let him leave and run in with me, about 9 miles.  That alone might have taken 30-40 minutes off my time.  :hug:
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-28 6:47 PM
:grin:

And for the record folks, he also ran a 50K two weeks ago.  :cool::cool::cool:
Parent - By george [us] Date 2017-10-29 7:30 PM
You are one crazy, badass SOB!!
Parent - - By george [us] Date 2017-10-27 9:16 AM
Race name / distance: Pete Glavin XC #4 8k

Location: Rochester, NY

Date: 10/29

Goals: run around 29:00
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-27 2:10 PM
:cool:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-10-27 6:25 PM
8k is a cool distance, and of course the college xc distance usually until the postseason. Run faster than your goal and have fun!
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-28 6:46 PM
Hope it went well.
Parent - - By george [us] Date 2017-10-29 7:29 PM
it was freezing cold, raining, and the course was an absolute shitshow. I loved every minute of it but only ran 30:05. Given the conditions, I am quite happy with that time! I was coated in so much mud that the shower water ran black afterward!
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-10-29 9:22 PM
:grin:
- By N70SAK Date 2017-10-27 3:48 PM
Not sure how to qualify it but 2 1/2 hours of welding practice. :happy:
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