2018-04-05 10:16 AM
If you're racing this weekend or during the coming week, let everyone know about it!
Race name / distance
Irving Half Marathon in Irving, Texas on Saturday. I am running as training run, not for time, and will likely add-on a few miles at the end.
My sister, who ran who first marathon five weeks ago, is coming to Texas to run the full at this event, in the hopes improving her time. And while I wish her the best, her training has not been such that an improved time is likely. We have had great weather this week and of course, Saturday is supposed to be crappy, which will not assist her in her goal.
2018-04-05 12:29 PM
Are there lots of DFW folks here now? I grew up there (Garland) and went to SMU before escaping to California.
Oh, and good luck! Have fun with your sis.
I lived there for 12 years before moving to the Rio Grande Valley. My daughter graduated from SMU with a degree in music
Have fun! One of my running buddies is running that half and hoping to PR.
The weather should be great!
OH. I just saw your weather comment. I thought cooler would be better?
2018-04-05 1:30 PM
2018-04-05 1:33 PM
Not awful weather, but it could be upper 30's. I prefer in the 40s so I can wear shorts. And, it looks to be about 20 mph winds.
And who knows when all that crap will come through....last year they had to cancel the race because of storms.
Oh yeah, I'm praying for y'all's sake and mine of course
that the wind starts later. UGH!
I'm going to run super early and then we have soccer in a wide open field. YUCK.
Good luck on Saturday!
I don't think you sister understands marathoning very well.
Sounds like your sister caught the running bug.
Have a happy half!
2018-04-06 8:09 AM
Wishing the best in regards to the weather.
Good luck to both of you!
B&A Trail Marathon / 26.2 miles on a paved rail trail
Severna Park, MD (near Annapolis)
My main goal is to break 4:00. My back-up goal is to PR (current PR: 4:15:08 from last year's Sugarloaf Marathon, where I was also trying to break 4:00).
My last BQ (by almost 5:00!) course. It is about as flat as flat can be. And there was Nutella at the end. If there is wind, you will be protected.
That's great to hear about the wind! That actually really puts my mind at ease since I was thinking it would suck. Thanks!
I will try to channel you on Sunday!
2018-04-05 12:30 PM
Good luck! Just pace nice and even, and you'll nail it.
Good luck, hope the weather cooperates at least a little bit.
2018-04-06 8:10 AM
I hope you get that sub four!
2018-04-06 11:53 AM
2018-04-05 12:32 PM
SNF and I will be up at 2:30 am to go mark part of the course for the American River 50. After marking, we'll run some on our own to make up miles
in the pouring rain
Then NEXT weekend (in case i forget to post), SNF and I ... and possibly YOU ... will be sweeping the Lake Sonoma 50. I've run the race twice and volunteered at the finish a couple times, but don't think I've ever swept here.
Thank you for volunteering!
2018-04-05 5:43 PM
You've got a race coming up too, right .....?
2018-04-06 8:10 AM
That's some serious dedication to helping.
Eisenhower Marathon - Abilene, KS on Saturday. Double out and back; starting in town then south-southwest for 6.5 miles and back, then do it again. Supposed to be a north wind so hopefully I will be nice and warmed up before the turn-around. Just checked the forecast and it should be 18* at the start and about 25* when I finish. No time goal so I just will run comfortable.
Good luck and have fun!
My course is an out-and back as well. The start/finish is in the middle and you run one direction for 6.5 miles, then back, pass the start/finish and keep running that direction for another 6.5 miles then come back.
Good luck. Sounds like a chilly run.
Well. at least you're acclimated
2018-04-06 8:12 AM
Man that's cold. Hope it goes well for you.
missed this one but hope it went well. and the wind was such that you didn't find yourself racing witches and flying monkeys.
(100 Mile Stud)
2018-04-06 6:31 AM
Sat: Circular Logic - 8 hour
W. Lafayette, IN
Sun: Xenia Marathon
I'll be happy if I don't end up walking half the thing
Main priority is miles on my feet, and practicing my run/walk strategy in a race setting.
Circular Logic, great name!
Well, plenty of opportunity for miles on your feet.
2018-04-06 8:13 AM
Nice double this weekend!
Good luck with the twofer!
2018-04-06 2:41 PM
Paris marathon on Sunday!
Sadly, I'll end up only making a monetary donation to the race as I haven't been able to get in enough training to justify flying over to France for the weekend.
Umstead Endurance Run- one of those 100 mile 5k's
The course is 12.5 mile loops. I'm gonna shoot for 3 hour loops. Looks to be rainy Saturday and chilly at night. I ran this in 25hr20min I think in 2016. At the time it was my second fast 100. I have never run one in one day--24hrs or less. I would like to do that but it is probably not realisitc. We shall see. There is stalking available on the Umstead.com page for those that have no lives
2018-04-05 5:44 PM
BOOM! There it is. Have a great race, cj!!
Have a great one my friend .
(100 Mile Stud)
2018-04-06 6:38 AM
Have a great race, and a great trip.
2018-04-06 8:13 AM
Ridiculously excited for you and your run in miserable weather.
Yay, ultra runner stalking!!!
Have a great time, and I mean that in several ways!
Good luck and don't get dizzy doing all those loops!!!!
Got my first stalking text from the Umstead 100 at 7:39 this morning. Stalking works!
Race name / distance Artichoke Half-Marathon
Location Pescadero - Home to the world's best baker of artichoke bread, Duarte's tavern which makes a wicked omelette and considerably more artichokes than people.
Goals Collect my finishers artichoke and ugly t-shirt and run a little faster than last year. My last half in Feb was 4 minutes faster than I ran this last year so that is quite doable.
Yep- they are delicious with melted butter. Surprisingly the shirt also features an artichoke, which is not particularly an attractive subject for a shirt. But its a small low key rural run, fields, woods, cows and then a great restaurant and beach to hang out afterwards. I've run this race around 10 times. It used to be run by the infamous "Big Al" and now is run by a local couple. Its a very nice run.
It sounds awesome actually
Sounds like one of the best finisher's awards ever!
Ha! Love the finishers gift! Have fun!
2018-04-07 12:10 PM
Have a great race!
Race report: Absolutely beautiful day for running cool but not cold w/ a light headwind on the return. This race is apparently getting more popular so many more people showed up and we got a late start but the shirt was performance fabric and significantly less ugly and I also got an artichoke shaped finishers medal. The race is run by non running locals and I hope it doesn't get much bigger because they were having some logistical issues. I was totally fine with it because the point of this race is just running a gorgeous rural race and was expecting minimal support and course marking. I think the 10K runners that ran about 8 miles because the turnaround sign got misplaced might be less happy but I had a great time.
This is a tune up for Big Sur and I've run it at least 10 times. I ran 8 minutes faster than last year and most of that 8 minutes was in miles 10-13 which I hope means I'm fitter than last year. I actually came pretty close to even splits (just a little off for over exuberance during the first two miles) but I also hammered 7-9 so it was about the same.
The finishers artichoke will be consumed tomorrow night with a caper curry dipping sauce (slightly healthier than melted butter)
artichoke portrait can be found (along with other running stuff) on instagram tag "#shufflingthroughparadise" , my personal tag as no one else seems to like long tags.
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