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- - By IB Date 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

Location

Date

Goals
Parent - - By IB Date 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.
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-07-19 10:32 AM
Nice of you to volunteer!:hug:
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2018-07-13 9:49 AM
Race name / distance: Torchlight 5k

Location: Downtown Minneapolis

Date: 7/18/2018

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.
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) [us] Date 2018-07-19 5:53 AM
3.04 miles
15:26

Last year the course was long. This year the course was short. I’m never running an 16 :laugh::laugh:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 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”.
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 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!
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-07-19 12:03 PM
Plus all the Mich Ultras I slammed!

:cry::laugh::laugh:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-19 8:44 AM
Good luck!
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2018-07-23 6:40 AM
Official. 140 meters short.
Based on pace, would have been a 15:52 5k.
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-24 5:27 PM
Count that baby as a win!
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-19 8:44 AM
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. :grin:
Parent - - By IB Date 2018-07-19 9:27 AM
:cool:

I hope it goes really well and it doesn't pour until after you finish the race.
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-19 9:57 AM
Thanks. weather.com has 100% chance of thunderstorms at the start. :laugh:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-19 3:50 PM
I miss read - it's only 80% chance.
Parent - By IB Date 2018-07-19 6:33 PM
Things are looking up already!
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-07-19 11:27 AM
I'm starting to love running in the rain.  I hope you have a great race :hug::hug:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-19 3:51 PM
Thanks.
Parent - - By nooner [us] Date 2018-07-19 12:16 PM
Good luck!!

I know some locals who are heading up there.
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-19 3:51 PM
Thanks. Wish you were coming.
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-07-19 4:46 PM
You're going to run great and have fun! :cool: I love your first couple goals. :laugh:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-19 4:53 PM
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. :laugh:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-07-19 8:08 PM
I know about those things, but this year is not 2016 or 2017. :wink: But good idea not eating in the same restaurant. :laugh:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-21 3:53 PM
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. :grin:
Parent - - By nooner [us] Date 2018-07-22 1:26 PM
Great job! I was checking the results to see how everyone did. First in your AG by over 30 minutes!! Awesome!
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-22 2:45 PM
Thanks. I was happy. BTW - this is the first time my quads have agreed with the race name. :laugh:
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-22 1:32 PM
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!
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-22 2:48 PM
Thank you. Yep, third time's the charm. :grin:
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.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-22 3:01 PM
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!
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-22 4:10 PM
Absolutely beautiful! A private tour must have been amazing.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-22 6:14 PM
$$$ 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. :laugh: 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. :grin:

We also got engaged there in '92. :happy:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-22 7:03 PM
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.
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-07-22 6:46 PM
Nice!
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-22 7:03 PM
Thanks.
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-07-23 9:18 AM
That's awesome! :cool::cool: Congrats on your AG win!!! :grin:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-23 10:19 AM
Thanks.
Parent - - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-07-23 9:48 AM
Very nice!
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-23 10:19 AM
Thanks.
Parent - - By IB Date 2018-07-23 2:34 PM
:cool:

Congratulations on the age group win!
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-23 3:23 PM
Thanks!
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2018-07-24 6:37 PM
NICE! Congrats lady!
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