2018-07-12 8:18 AM
If you're racing this weekend or during the coming week, let everyone know about it!
Race name / distance
2018-07-13 8:31 AM
I am volunteering on Sunday at a race. Will be in charge of the Marciel Rd aid station at Lake Chabot Trail Run
Nice of you to volunteer!
2018-07-13 9:49 AM
Race name / distance: Torchlight 5k
Location: Downtown Minneapolis
Goals: Sub 16.
My last two work outs have sucked but it was also 90 degrees with heat index in the 100's. I've been fit enough to run sub 16 but don't run the 5k a lot and last year the course was long (on pace for 15:50). So fingers crossed for decent weather, measured course and I have fitness.
2018-07-19 5:53 AM
Last year the course was long. This year the course was short. I’m never running an 16
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-07-19 7:39 AM
Is 3.04 really short or could it be within your GPS’s margin of error?
I think that most people would consider that to be accurate enough.
Note - I can see for a front of the pack runner like you that it might be “short”.
2018-07-19 11:19 AM
If it was just my GPS I think I'd write it off as margin of error. The problem is everyone I asked was short, and not one person was long. Margin of error should result in some people long.
Plus if it's not official on the watch, it's not official on Strava and that is what matters.
Plus all the Mich Ultras I slammed!
2018-07-23 6:40 AM
Official. 140 meters short.
Based on pace, would have been a 15:52 5k.
Count that baby as a win!
The Scream Half Marathon
It is named The Scream because the entire race is pretty much down hill, hence screaming quads. I love this course. It is the downhill portion of my favorite marathon course. The location is literally the middle of nowhere.
It's this Saturday and thunderstorms are predicted.
Goals: No food poisoning on the way to the race. Don't get hurt. Have fun and run a slightly better time that the half I ran in June. It will be cooler but if it's pouring that faster pace just won't happen.
Enjoy some time in the mountains weather permitting.
2018-07-19 9:27 AM
I hope it goes really well and it doesn't pour until after you finish the race.
Thanks. weather.com has 100% chance of thunderstorms at the start.
I miss read - it's only 80% chance.
2018-07-19 6:33 PM
Things are looking up already!
I know some locals who are heading up there.
Thanks. Wish you were coming.
(I like wool!)
2018-07-19 4:46 PM
You're going to run great and have fun!
I love your first couple goals.
Well, in 2016 I did get food poisoning on the way to the race. In 2017 I hurt myself training for the race. This year...
(We will not be eating in the same Winston-Salem restaurant this year. We will not.
(I like wool!)
2018-07-19 8:08 PM
I know about those things, but this year is not 2016 or 2017.
But good idea not eating in the same restaurant.
I met all my goals. It sprinkled for the first few miles and then was overcast only. Not that I'm complaining about running in perfect weather but not sure I'll ever read a weather forecast again. (We wanted to get on to Asheville so I didn't stay for the awards. I thought I came in second in my age group but just checked online and I came in first.) The long downhill run did a number on my right quads but it already isn't as sore as it was (I'm telling myself.)
According to the website my time was 2:13:58. I realize this isn't speedy but it's ~45 seconds a mile better than my half in June.
Great job! I was checking the results to see how everyone did. First in your AG by over 30 minutes!! Awesome!
Thanks. I was happy. BTW - this is the first time my quads have agreed with the race name.
Congrats! I was wondering if you missed the rain. I'm glad it held off until last night. Third time's the charm? (You had 2 bad years, right?) Enjoy Asheville!
Thank you. Yep, third time's the charm.
We went to Chihuly at Biltmore and the thunderstorms started as we were leaving (around 10 pm). Looking at the weather today we came home.
Isn't it beautiful?! The Chihuly exhibit. For DH's 50th b-day, we had a private tour of the estate a few weeks ago. The gardens were stunning!
Absolutely beautiful! A private tour must have been amazing.
$$$ but yes. It's DHs favorite place. In the old days as a kid, his parents would drop him off while they visited his grandpa in the nursing home. He had the run of the house with the security guards. The current plan is to "retire" from here and move there, so he can work there for a few years. He kept telling our guide he wanted her job. She was a bit defensive until I told her it was about 10 years down the road.
it was cool. We got to go out on all the balconies on the roof. And in the attic and basement too. But the balconies were my fav. Felt like royalty looking down on all the commoners.
We also got engaged there in '92.
I love that about DH. If he becomes a tour guide we'll spring $$$ for the tour. Of course if we have to wait for him to retire I may be too old for the tour.
Congrats on your AG win!!!
2018-07-23 2:34 PM
Congratulations on the age group win!
(Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk)
2018-07-24 6:37 PM
NICE! Congrats lady!
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