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- - By IB Date 2017-11-09 7:41 AM
If you're racing this weekend or during the coming week, let everyone know about it!

Race name / distance



Parent - - By george [us] Date 2017-11-09 9:23 AM
Race name / distance: Pete Glavin XC series championship race 8K

Location: Canandaigua, NY

Date: 11/12

Goals: run tough, run under 30 minutes if the weather is good. This course has a ginormous hill (like people running <6:00 pace walk up it) so that may throw my goal out the window, but I've run just over 30:00 on the course before so who knows?
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-09 9:46 AM
Go for it!
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-11-09 10:39 PM
Cool distance and you will rock it!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-11 9:00 PM
Good luck on the ginormous hill!
Parent - - By george [us] Date 2017-11-12 2:47 PM
Official time 29:40! I didn't wear a watch so I don't know my splits, but I ran with my friend who ran the Rehoboth Beach marathon with me last year (he beat me by 4 minutes). We ran the whole way together, then I got him by 7 seconds at the end. His GPS had his last mile at 5:38 so I must have been 5:31! Almost ralphed at the end so that's always a good sign!
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-12 5:27 PM
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-11-12 6:12 PM
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-11-12 6:38 PM
That is an outstanding race, george! :shocker!::cool: It would have been even better if you actually ralphed, of course. : pbbt::wink:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 6:29 AM
Congratulations on that! wow!:cool:

The ralphing at the end is optional. A good race does feel like a bad hangover sometimes.:laugh:
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:20 PM
Nice!,  Almost ralphing is infinitely better than actual ralphing BTW.
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-11-11 2:19 PM
Icarus 144-hr
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/13 -11/19
Lots and lots of kilometers

still dreaming of setting a world age group record
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-11-11 8:24 PM
Wow. I’m always so impressed with you and your endeavors.
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-12 1:37 PM
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-11-12 6:40 PM
As many as you can, and capture your dream.:hug:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 6:24 AM
Good luck and see you on the other side!
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:19 PM
Go LDR!!!!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 2:02 PM
Wowza!  Good Luck!
Parent - - By IB Date 2017-11-15 9:40 AM

>still dreaming of setting a world age group record

I've been trying to figure out what that will take & I'm having no luck. Right around 49.5 hours in and 151 miles looks pretty good.
Parent - - By IB Date 2017-11-16 8:04 AM
Reached the half way point with 213 miles!
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-17 12:19 PM
Where is the bowing down emoticon?
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-11-17 12:37 PM
Parent - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-11-17 1:26 PM
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-11-17 1:44 PM
282 miles, 101 hours into the race. :shocker!:

Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-17 4:02 PM

Who are these people who can take a week off and just run, and run, and run?
Parent - By runnertype [us] Date 2017-11-19 6:33 PM
LDR is retired, I believe, (at least mostly), but I'm not sure about the rest.
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-19 11:25 PM
There weren't very many in the six day event. Some certainly are of the age to be retired from work. There are vacation days involved with many jobs, I certainly earn enough to take a week off (or more) when I want.
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-11-22 8:25 AM
The winner was a 38yo stud, born in Romania but living in Dublin the past 12 years, and who works construction.  The female winner was a young (by my standards) lady from Australia, but I don't know whether she has a career/job or not.  2nd place female is a teacher who somehow got time off for this.  Two of the other male finishers also were young workers who took time off for this.  But the point is well taken: at this event, at least, a good number of participants were retirees, or escapees from a nearby nursing facility.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-18 2:46 PM
Amazing. :shocker!:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-20 7:41 AM Edited 2017-11-20 7:43 AM
Congratulations seems inadequate. That is a tremendous accomplishment! Are you still running?
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-11-22 8:27 AM
All done now :laugh:  though after two 12-hr days of driving, my legs are begging for a little movement.  I took my dog for a short walk this morning.  The Greenway was flooded, so we had to cut it short.  It being 32°F w/ a bit of a brisk breeze didn't help me look for additional distance either.

Parent - - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:18 PM
A twofer-  w/ race reports-

Saturday- Pacific Grove 5K  form Lovers Point out towards Asilomar and back.

Monterrey Bay Half marathon gave $15 dollar entry fees to 1/2 marathon entrants and Natalie wanted to run so we did.  I took it easy and it felt fine.  Natalie took another 15 seconds off her 5K (I think she would be faster than me in she actually trained).  Highlights of day: It was a beautiful day running in one of my favorite places on the planet,  Natalie got her picture taken with D. Castor and the best thing about the race were the 80+ age group winners.  A man and his wife.  The man is a 94 year old WWII veteran.  He was having a ball.. and seemed to enjoy getting to stand on the podium.

Sunday- Monterrey Bay Half marathon.  Another beautiful race.  This is a fun rolling course with amazing views.  Highlights

Goal was 10 minute pace.  My time was 2:10:59! This is not fast but I was very happy because I ran pretty even except for a crappy mile 11 (don't know what happened there)

When we parked a lady parked in front of us and got out of her car wearing  an elf-like dress and fairy wings--- The course is an out and back and coming back I passed her going out.  She also had a small wand and she was flicking it and going "poof!" at the oncoming runners.  Hell at mile 10, I'll take a little fairy dust.  and it seemed to help..... at least until mile 11.

I highly recommend this race.  Its put on by the Big Sur Marathon folks and is well organized-- Its just as beautiful as Big sur but without the hills.
Best race merchandise ever??? Compression underwear w/ "BIG SUR" strategically printed across the front of the um codpiece.

It was Nat's birthday weekend and we had a blast in Monterrey- Dinner w/ friends and a story slam (I compete in these sometimes now), A nightime visit to the Aquarium (Wine, desserts and I got to feed the batrays!), beach time and then David Sedaris in SJ on the way home.
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 2:05 PM
I am always a bit :meh: about people who run in costumes.  In April, in the Garmin Marathon, TEN people running in a single Chinese Dragon costume beat me....that was the worst.  And, also the best.
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 4:46 PM
I've run the Bay to Breakers in Costume but that's a thing.  And I'll see your chinese dragon defeat and raise you a guy running in a giant hamster wheel wearing nothing but a furry tail (It's unclear how it was attached).  The dragon sounds cool.

But this was definitely not that kind of race.  The only others I saw were some marine creatures (shark, seal, otter and jellyfish) but that was a group representing the aquarium.  The fairy was pretty random.
Parent - - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 7:55 PM
I got beat by Gumby once :laugh::cry: He was even carrying a foam guitar.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-20 7:37 AM
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-20 7:34 AM
I'm sorry but that made me smile.:laugh: Not  that you got beat of course, but the visual is too funny.
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-15 9:41 AM
Sounds like a great weekend!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-20 7:39 AM
Great weekend of racing. I'm loving these costume stories. I have never worn a costume in a race.
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) [us] Date 2017-11-16 6:16 PM
Race name / distance: Living History Farms Off Road Race. 7 miles

Location: Urbandale, IA

Date: 11/18/2017

Goals: Last year finished 3rd in my age group. Move up an age group this year, so hope to at least finish 2nd and win some beef. (All award winners get a $10 beef gift certificate)
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-17 11:21 AM
Good luck Sprint for that Steak!!!!!
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-17 1:31 PM
Beef, it's what's on the podium!
Parent - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2017-11-20 9:50 AM
Littler slower than last year. Colder and windier race. 3rd in my age group again. Won a mug and beer.
Parent - - By gottarungirl Date 2017-11-18 2:18 PM
philadelphia half marathon
Philadelphia , PA
Saturday November 18
goals -  I signed up for this in April thinking I could have a time goal. Unfortunately 4 weeks prior, I injured my calf, sadly it took 2 weeks to heal so my goal changed to Finishing Without Injury. 

success !
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-19 11:26 PM
Bummer about the calf.
- - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-17 12:23 PM
San Joaquin River Trail 50K

November 18, 2017

Location: river trail just northeast of Fresno, CA

Goal: finish. I have not done this race before, signed up earlier this week. So far this year I am 1 for 3 on finishing 50Ks, I completed Leona Divide but DNFd Shadow of the Giants and Beaverhead. I'd like to redeem myself somewhat before the end of the year.

There are only 40 entrants in the 100K and 50 in the 50K, it's an out and back for the 50K and a T-shaped course with another out and back branching off the main course for the 100K, so I anticipate a long solo trail run with a race number pinned to me. I am quite likely to be DFL, not a problem.
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-17 1:30 PM
Have a great race Arimathea!
Parent - - By IB Date 2017-11-17 1:32 PM
DFL beats DNF every time. I hope it goes well for you.
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-17 4:08 PM
So do I, thanks. While both DNFs were for good reason and not because I physically couldn't keep running, I still don't like not finishing a race.
- - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-17 1:34 PM
Yes I'm racing alot lately because Natalie seems to have fallen in love with racing (but not training)  so this week:

Berkeley Halfmarathon 10K, 10K, Berkeley, specifically around the lagoon and up the hill to Berkeley Highschool on Sunday

Goals:  I'm running either the Seattle Half Marathon or shuffling the Seattle Marathon next weekend so for me this is just going to be a training run.  I think I'll run it in around an hour.
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-18 10:52 AM
- - By darbycrash Date 2017-11-19 12:31 PM
I ran a school turkey trot yesterday and almost won the dann thing until some ahole 8th grader kicked past me at the end to win. :mutmad:

At least I showed the 6th and 7th graders who is the boss. :cool:
Parent - By IB Date 2017-11-19 2:05 PM
Parent - By foggydoggy Date 2017-11-19 4:10 PM
Skinny little buggers are just legs and running shoes. Hard to keep up with someone that the laws of gravity don't take notice of.....but way to take on the sixth and seventh graders.
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