Thursday, January 07, 2016

Running Quote of NYC and Boston Marathoner

"Somewhere, someone in the world is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win."

-Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon training sign on his wall


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Not Often

Posting more often could renew life to this blog. . . let's start with this brutally hot loop course marathon.


Sweltering Summer Marathon (BURCS) - Aug 9 - Pittsfield, MA
Mark Bell, 48 of Sudbury MA, earned a close victory at the 2014 Sweltering Summer Marathon. Bell finished in 3:14:12, just ahead of Gregory McCullough, 51 of Springvale ME, who finished in 3:14:31. Taking third was Andy Richardt, 43 of Acton MA, in 3:19:09.
Jennifer Bell, 48 of Dalton MA, ran away with the women's title. Bell finished in 4:12:31, nearly 20 minutes ahead of the field. Cami Breen, 51 of Hull MA, was the runner-up in 4:21:48. Caroline Posiadlo, 35 of Pointe Claire QC Canada, took third in 4:26:11.
Complete Searchable Results Here!
http://www.marathonguide.com/

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

National Veterans Day Run

National Veterans Day Run 11K - ARNWR 47:00:52, 6:51/mile Nice to have sun shine high 40 degrees F and very little wind. Felt fine throughout with several hills slowing the pace. The downhill from the fire tower is steep causing over braking.

Monday, November 04, 2013

sub-7:00for20 then avgd 9:00last10K

very cold and windy, flurries during number pickup, hilly, GI issues mile 23, will not run this race again, uuggh

Sunday, October 13, 2013

9,5M Groton Trail Race

http://www.grotontftr.freeservers.com/

Exciting race with a group of four pressing the pace, banking turns, and scrambling hills. The weather held out being in the 50s with gray skies.

Finish was in 1:08:19 good for 4th in the age group and 10th overall.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

30K Masters PR: Nahant 30K

The Nahant 30K hills are relentless! Runners experience a vast number of turns, up, down, out and back until a final two mile reprieve to the, oh so flat, causeway. The last two miles are without an easy stride as a pummeling battle had erupted on the legs and body.

Wondering why I stopped running on the course? I wish it was to admire the beautiful views! Both shoes tied too tight, especially the left. After 10+ miles of racing hills it became unbearable. Too bad as this was after several real good miles of smooth pacing with a stalwart BAA masters, oh well.

The road to continuing endurance lives as this race served a survival testament without glaring residual damage. Thank goodness!

B.A.A. race report: http://www.baa.org/programs/running-club/about-the-running-club/news/2013/september/womens-open-mens-masters-team-take-titles-at-usatf-new-england-30k-championship.aspx

Classic Look: Really had enough of this race!
 
 Race Video (I'll need to run faster): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3bLyifnM1E

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

10K Masters PR: Lone Gull


 Good times y'all competing with some of New England's fastest in a USATF-NE Grand Prix tradition on an early September Sunday morning. Based in Gloucester’s Good Harbor’s Beach parking lot, the Lone Gull race proves earning its place in the series.

 I really like how the keyhole course, whose small rolling hills and balance of turns, help keep your focus on this challenging race distance. Not one for being a fast 10K runner, plan was to break 40 minutes and check on overall conditioning. Placement would land where it will pending who shows, weather, etc.

 Result is a 39:30 net time, lost 7 seconds on gun time, average pace of 6:20/mile, 35/126 of Masters. McMillan’s calculator projects this out to a 3:05 marathon. I can accept that considering no recent race experience.  Credit may best be conditioning on a steady improvement via speed-strength circuits and keeping mileage low to prevent over training injuries.

Can this be the year of actually completing a fall marathon?
photo courtesy of KrissyK
 



 
photos (2) courtesy of http://jimrhoades.com/13/lonegull/index.html

Saturday, August 03, 2013

LM Preview a Bust

Early wake up biking and navigating got interrupted by a flat tire. After determining location and closest metro station I was fortunate for a fellow biker to loan me a repair kit. Bought Lewis a tea and croissant and I was on the road again. A couple more underground stations, train travel, short walk with more Google Maps to get to the start line in Greenwich Park. A cloudy start led to the Thames, recommended first skipping six miles, a bit of touring and the famous bridge was in sight. To cut this short the run was also cutoff at two hours due to congestion, sun and heat resorting to a walking tour and return bike.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Miles Grow Longer

It seems a better choice to go for a 4 mile run around here as it'll end up being longer than a targeted 5-miler. Street signs would help a great deal! Stay tuned for how tomorrow's marathon course run turns out. Plenty of pre-planning has gone into creating a map, logistics to arrive, along with backup options.

This morning's easy 5 miler time of 74 mins includes stops and walkabout golf club (discovered members only) that also has tennis and swimming. Best establishment I have seen in the area.