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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Call to Brickyard and beyond


Old Wethersfield 10k (and 5k) is this Sunday. It's a USATF CT race this year, which means a more competitive field. Lee is running it and will be on the HTC Senior team. Pricey ($45 race day).

Lea is doing 20 at Brickyard starting at 7 AM this Saturday. She is training for Hartford full. Lee will join her for 1/2 of it. He will be running New Haven 20k on September 1.

Bill Tribou, 93, is running New Haven 5k. !

Tonight at 6 PM Amby Burfoot will be promoting his book at Conard HS track and then guiding the runners in the regular 6:30 PM Fleet Feet track workout.

This morning Lee and Linda are heading to Bridgeport to attend Marty Schaivone's Dad's funeral.

Augustine Schaivone

Obituary
  • "Angie, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. A..."
    - Mary Coca Tambakis

Schaivone, Augustine
Augustine Schaivone (aka Augie, Gus, Pope) born in New Haven, Ct on May 17, 1924. He was raised in New Haven with his two brothers (Nick and Larry) and two sisters (Rose and Annette) by their mother Carmella.
He served in the US Navy and in 1945 he began his first career in the construction industry as an artisan tile setter. In 1949, while jitterbugging at the Pleasure Beach Ballroom he met Angelina and they married in 1950. Augie began his next career with the Fairfield School system in 1958 and retired 20 years later as Head Custodian at Roger Ludlowe High School. Never the one to actually "retire" Gus worked as Facilities Supervisor for MCA Corporation of Westport until 1986.
In 1991 after a nationwide search, Augie was appointed Vice President and Transportation Director of M.S. Running Productions at the age of 66. He excelled in this position, contributing to the health and smiles of thousands of runners until his official retirement at age 83. Augie never retired from entertaining the people around him. His quick wit and gift for jokes and tales filled with puns will live on in hearts and minds.
He is survived by his wife Angelina of Fairfield, his son Martin Schaivone and daughter-in-law Sherry Duff of Stratford, Ct, his daughter Kathryn Schaivone, her husband Jeffrey Bork of Baltimore, MD and cherished grandson Andrew Bork of Minneapolis. The family wishes to thank the staff at Bridgeport Hospital and DaVita of Fairfield, for their care. A special note of gratitude to Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation for their dedication to Augie.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, MADD of CT, or St Ann's Church of Bridgeport. Funeral service will be held on Thursday August 21st at 10am at St Ann's Church, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605. Burial will take place in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield, CT, http://stannblackrock.com No calling or viewing hours please.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=172157999#sthash.GwSTL9Ej.dpuf

Augustine Schaivone (aka Augie, Gus, Pope) born in New Haven, Ct on May 17, 1924. He was raised in New Haven with his two brothers (Nick and Larry) and two sisters (Rose and Annette) by their mother Carmella. He served in the US Navy and in 1945 he began his first career in the construction industry as an artisan tile setter. In 1949, while jitterbugging at the Pleasure Beach Ballroom he met Angelina and they married in 1950. Augie began his next career with the Fairfield School system in 1958 and retired 20 years later as Head Custodian at Roger Ludlowe High School. Never the one to actually "retire" Gus worked as Facilities Supervisor for MCA Corporation of Westport until 1986. In 1991 after a nationwide search, Augie was appointed Vice President and Transportation Director of M.S. Running Productions at the age of 66. He excelled in this position, contributing to the health and smiles of thousands of runners until his official retirement at age 83. Augie never retired from entertaining the people around him. His quick wit and gift for jokes and tales filled with puns will live on in hearts and minds. He is survived by his wife Angelina of Fairfield, his son Martin Schaivone and daughter-in-law Sherry Duff of Stratford, Ct, his daughter Kathryn Schaivone, her husband Jeffrey Bork of Baltimore, MD and cherished grandson Andrew Bork of Minneapolis. The family wishes to thank the staff at Bridgeport Hospital and DaVita of Fairfield, for their care. A special note of gratitude to Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation for their dedication to Augie. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, MADD of CT, or St Ann's Church of Bridgeport. Funeral service will be held on Thursday August 21st at 10am at St Ann's Church, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605. Burial will take place in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield, CT, http://stannblackrock.com No calling or viewing hours please.


ustine Schaivone

Obituary
  • "to the family of augie i went to ludlowe back in the 70s..."
    - ray mannion

Schaivone, Augustine
Augustine Schaivone (aka Augie, Gus, Pope) born in New Haven, Ct on May 17, 1924. He was raised in New Haven with his two brothers (Nick and Larry) and two sisters (Rose and Annette) by their mother Carmella.
He served in the US Navy and in 1945 he began his first career in the construction industry as an artisan tile setter. In 1949, while jitterbugging at the Pleasure Beach Ballroom he met Angelina and they married in 1950. Augie began his next career with the Fairfield School system in 1958 and retired 20 years later as Head Custodian at Roger Ludlowe High School. Never the one to actually "retire" Gus worked as Facilities Supervisor for MCA Corporation of Westport until 1986.
In 1991 after a nationwide search, Augie was appointed Vice President and Transportation Director of M.S. Running Productions at the age of 66. He excelled in this position, contributing to the health and smiles of thousands of runners until his official retirement at age 83. Augie never retired from entertaining the people around him. His quick wit and gift for jokes and tales filled with puns will live on in hearts and minds.
He is survived by his wife Angelina of Fairfield, his son Martin Schaivone and daughter-in-law Sherry Duff of Stratford, Ct, his daughter Kathryn Schaivone, her husband Jeffrey Bork of Baltimore, MD and cherished grandson Andrew Bork of Minneapolis. The family wishes to thank the staff at Bridgeport Hospital and DaVita of Fairfield, for their care. A special note of gratitude to Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation for their dedication to Augie.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, MADD of CT, or St Ann's Church of Bridgeport. Funeral service will be held on Thursday August 21st at 10am at St Ann's Church, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605. Burial will take place in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield, CT, http://stannblackrock.com No calling or viewing hours please.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=172157999#sthash.GwSTL9Ej.dpuf

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Conard High School Track

This was taken from Fleet Feet owner Steph's newsletter. I was going anyway but now I am especially motivated to go.



A few weeks ago, I needed a little inspiration. My running was in a slump and the challenges of running a business were more stressful than usual. The days blended together, each not very different from the rest. I needed a reminder that I was the captain of my life.  A reminder to seize the day, make my life extraordinary and let out the occasional barbaric YAWP!  I needed a refresher from Professor Keating and the Dead Poets Society.

The movie invigorated me just as it did 25 years ago when I watched it in the theater the day after graduating from high school.  The movie's theme of Carpe Diem became my mantra and life's guiding force.  Whenever I'm in a tough situation, I am reminded to look at things a different way.  The movie made me believe that words and ideas can really change the world - and that those words and ideas need to come from regular people like you and me.

I was saddened by the news of Robin Williams' death yesterday.  To me he will always be Professor Keating - as well as an alien named Mork, a hysterical genie, a cross-dressing nanny and an army DJ in Vietnam.  I loved how he used his talent with words to infuse our world with humor and teach us to stand up for what we believe is right. 

I respect him even more knowing that while he was giving the world a reason to smile and laugh, he was dealing with the pain and demons created by depression.  He leaves us with a powerful reminder that we never know the pain others might be dealing with.  We must always choose to be kind to one another - and strive to live extraordinary lives.  In tribute to Robin Williams, stand on your desk (or kitchen table) and call out Oh Captain, my Captain!

In an act of kindness to give back to the running community who has supported him in victory and defeat (especially defeating depression last year), running legend Amby Burfoot, is coming to our track workout on Thursday, August 21 at the Conard High School track. 

From 6-6:30pm he will reveal his secrets for a lifetime of running from his book, "A Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life" and share stories of his running adventures which include winning the 1968 Boston Marathon, running 51 consecutive Manchester Road Races and sharing a dorm room and team bus with the likes of Bill Rodgers and Jeff Galloway in college. 

At 6:30pm he will guest coach our track workout.  Come run with a legend...and make your run extraordinary!

Live Fit,
Steph

Sunday, August 17, 2014

12th Annual Marcia Lemkin Lowell, MA 5k

12th Annual Marcia Lemkin Lowell, MA 5k Summary

by Chip Bradley
 
Please click Chip for the full report!
 

Sunday race results


From Sri via FB:

Really enjoyed the 100on100 relay with great team mates and awesome bunch of runners, Joni Beauvais (she blasted up 6.7 mi all climb section at low 7s, passing 24 teams!!!), Brian Beauvais (The beast killed it 18+ mi & a steep climb in a costume), Sarah Bousquet (this girl got stronger with each leg), Bill Julian (hauled up his blubber on so many hills) and Debra Hevey (the downhill rolling machine). I did my part with 17.8 mi @ 7:17 avg as our team finished 100 miles in exactly 12 hours at 7:24 min/mi pace!!! Woot-woot.



Results for Lani (full IronMan in Canada) and Tray (50k in NJ) not in yet.

Chip promises pix. For now ...

12th Annual Marica Lemkin 5K (Lowell, MA)

31   2/10   M6069   24:06  7:47 Chip Bradley                  65 M     77 Medford MA

His first 5k in 3 years. Well done!!!

Bristol 1/2

Lea 2:05 (she treated it as a "training run" ("Killed the hill in today's Bristol half marathon. Unofficial time is 2:05:31. Quads are shot.")

Mike 2:10:22 (his 20th 1/2)

Sorry Adam. I didn't know you were running it. Extremely well done!!

Hello Lee,

Lea, Michael and I ran the Bristol half with biggest and longest hill I have ever run. My goal was to finish under two hours. And once I cleared the hills at mile 10.5 it was not looking good. The only choice I had was to give it all I had and I run my fastest miles at the end, and I ended up 1:59:33

Thanks

Adam

He included this elevation profile map.



More pix from Adam!!!





Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Brickyard


Linda, Rose, Barbara and Lee made it to Brickyard. Linda walked, Rose did 8.5 and Barbara and Lee did 10. Learned Lani is doing the IronMan in Canada tomorrow. Great to be together on this beautiful morning and run.

Late breaking ...

Rose (and Linda and Lee) saw this doe as we were leaving. Rose actually had a real close encounter with her and her car just touched her.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Call to Brickyard!


If you're not racing on Sunday ( OK, Mike and Tray are eliminated :) ) and you want to run tomorrow starting at 8 AM at the regular parking lot, do so! Linda and Rose will be walking so walking is an option too. Lea's going longish but I'm not sure when she'll be starting. I will start at 8 and will do 15 or so.

Wish brother Chip good luck in his first 5k in years. Tray'll be in NJ and has a 50k on Sunday. Send her good vibes. Show Bristol how to run a 1/2 Mike. Wanda's doing Timberman on Sunday. 1/2 Ironman. She has never done one.

Have fun this weekend!!!

Lee

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Torrington 5 Miler



Pix by Linda.

The Brickyarders were well represented today at the 43rd annual Torrington Road Race. Adam had a little trouble before the race, locking his keys in his car. No problem. Borrow a tire iron from Laurie von Schmidt and bust out your car window. Good to go.

http://startlineraceservices.com/torrington-donors-week-road-race-7/
 
Larry Regan placed 2 out of 25. Bill Borla (74 years old and fast) was signed up but didn't show up so Lee placed 1/4 with a 7:54 pace, a little slower than he wanted but not too bad. He caught Peter Hawley in the last 1/8 of a mile. Tray was about 40 seconds behind and was misled by Lee to think the course was flat. She did well considering she ran 15 yesterday. Adam ran a 10K yesterday too so he did well too. Just a bit behind Tray.





Brian Fidler was not to be beat.



Ben Mattheis paid an extra $10 for that number.






 Chris Chisholm won it. He's done so at least 4 times.
 

Tray checking results.


Janit Romayko placed. She'll be going to the Newington Fun Run Wednesday next.