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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Answering the roll call, I (Lani) will be there. Thanks for the update Lee!

Call to all Brickyarders

Since this is not a big race weekend I expect some of you will make it out to Brickyard at 7:30 am this Saturday. Of course Hartford is around the corner for Lani, Rose, Judi, Kelsey and Dave Poppel - what better way to taper than to do 8 or so at Brickyard? Rose, Linda and I will be there. Come join us!

Put October 23 on your calendars. This is the day we'll be celebrating Eddie Gorecki's Memorial Bench. A dedication at 9 will be preceded by a 4 mile run at 8 am.

Best of luck to all who are preparing for Hartford!

Rose, Lee and Lani will be heading up to Maine on Friday, October 15 and we'll be running the MDI marathon relay on the 17th. After that, I'm going to change the name of this blog to Brickyarders and we can use it (as we have been) as a place to post news on where we are running and how we did.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hogsback II

Lee, you beat me for the second time today! Thanks for the great photos.

Later this afternoon, I made it out for another run to complete the day's miles (also quite pitiful), but I had some time to think about our PW's:

Many people would consider a trip to the store for a carton of cigarettes, beer, and Dorito's a good Saturday's workout!

This is where we have a chance to influence others in a positive way and bring some good into the world.

Although "personal worsts" seemed to be the theme for the day, I am still proud that none of us actually did quit, and we are a positive example for our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, ect.

Keep running strong, Brickyarders! Especially Rose, with those sub 7 min miles she will have little competition at the fall races!

Hogsback Half

Hogsback Half Marathon - September 25, 2010

It was hot! 94 runners signed up. Kelsey, Lee and Lani had PWs but Ms Famiglietti (see below) outdid everybody!

Rose and Lee at the lake

Rose finishing. Note the time (and she stopped at mile 11 for a long champagne break). This works out to 6:41 pace, a personal record, a course record, and a record that will go down in running history. Please go here for complete (and accurate ...) results :)

Lee finishing

Rose, Lani and Kelsey

Peter Hawley doing results

Rick Tillotson and his dog. Rick will be running the MDI marathon on Oct. 17. He has run every MDI marathon.

Linda and Dan Haslegrave

Barry Stoner

Race Director Nelson Wyman

A beautiful house spotted in the area about 5 miles from the race.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My brother arrived at the 10K finish line about 2 minutes before I did at the Fall Distance Frolic. It took me about 53 minutes (8:27 pace). Kelsey made it to Brickyard on Saturday (as did I) which was a surprise cuz I thought I was the only crazy one to assume you could run 7 on Saturday and then a race on Sunday but he didn't run Stratford after all (alarm clock busted?). The race started quite early (7:30 or so) so maybe crawling out of bed at 5 am didn't work for him. In any case, we missed him and will have to catch up at Hogsback.

Lani, you're downright awesome. 18+ pre-Hartford/Maine/NYC is impressive. You rock girl.

Although 3/4 of the people in the below pic are not Brickyarders, the shot is too good not to insert here. Taken by yours truly, I tried to rise to LBrad status with this one. Speaking of LBrad (that would be my wife not myself despite the fact that we share the same abbreviated name) at her request I've changed the little "logo" picture I use for her to a cropped image taken from the Eddie's bench shot that Condit took the other day.

LBrad  Photos
by LBrad  Photos

Final note: Paula and Joe were spotted at Brickyard on Saturday. They are off to San Francisco and then Hawaii in a couple of weeks for 10 days. Although Linda (and I) don't know Paula ("Florida Bound") well, when she learned they'll be going to Hawaii decided she "hated them a lot" ;)

Oh yeah, saw Dave Poppel at Brickyard and joined him briefly in a run. He was completing 18 and was clearly Hartford-full bound. He reports that he and his son Josiah will be running the Farmington Rotary 5K in Unionville next week.

Finally finally, LindaZ ran with us at Brickyard! She has put October 23 on her calendar and plans to join us on the day we've set to dedicate Eddie's bench. More coming on this.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Farmington Valley YMCA 5K and marathon training

Today my NCY marathon plan called for an 18 miler, but the YMCA where I swim was hosting a 5K. What to do????

Here's what happened:

4.12 mile run from my house to race start, with a warm-up on the course
3.12 mile race in 22:41. Hilly course!!
1.01 mile post-race cool down
2.46 mile run home with race bag and trophy (!!!). Filled water bottle.
8.01 mile on the north section of the trail @ 9:44 pace
18.7 miles

Next week: Hogsback Half Marathon, then it's marathon and relay season.

Awaiting race report from Rose, Lee, and Kelsey on the Stratford Races!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thanks for the great post on Saturday, Lee. Hope to see everyone again this coming weekend!
The Sunday Edition: Mary and Lani were out at the Brickyard again on Sunday. We saw the Hartford Marathon Foundation training groups again.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

And then there were 11!

Rose and Barbara finishing up at Brickyard

We had a great showing this morning at Brickyard. Dave, Barbara, Lani, Lee, Linda, Carol, Patty, Ken, Melody, Kelsey and Rose came. We did 8+. Eddie's bench flowers got watered and the polyurethane will have to wait a few days as it should be done when not so many people are there (who might think sitting on it would be nice and then find they're stuck to it!). Dave mentioned a Wednesday evening race at Rentschler Field that he'll be doing - 2010 Pratt & Whitney Runway Run & Walk to Benefit the United Way -Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 5:15 PM - Rentschler Field - 615 Silver Lane   East Hartford, CT. Lee and his brother Chip will be doing the 10K and  Kelsey the 20K next Sunday at Short Beach in Stratford (Fall Frolic). The day before (Saturday) all Brickyarders are invited to run Brickyard. Linda Z. will be joining us. As we are entering the cooler days, the start time is moved to 8:00 am! (I can hear Mary, who couldn't make it this morning cuz she's moving, say "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!")

It was great to meet Melody! Hogsback Half was discussed during the run and also at Starbucks and, although it struck Melody as a bit early and maybe a bit longer than she was planning to run (her New Hamphire 1/2 is in November) Rose, Kelsey, Lani and Lee (who are all running it) hope she comes and runs. Maybe not all but, then again, shoot high and maybe you'll surprise yourself. We all hope you had fun with us and are very pleased you came.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Call to Brickyarders

Welcome Melody! Lani will be able to pick Ethel Walker student Melody Altschuler up en route to Brickyard and we look forward to meeting her possibly this Saturday! Melody is training for a 1/2 marathon in New Hampshire and expressed an interest in running w/ us after reading the Hartford Track Club newsletter.

I'll be carrying a can of polyurethane and a brush and will put a first coat on Eddie's bench after our run. Hope your New Haven race legs have rested by then and that you can join us at 7:30 am (note the time Mary!).

Upcoming race to consider: Marty Schaivone's Fall Distance Frolic on September 19th in Stratford (Short Beach). 10K or 20K or 30K (do the loop once, twice or thrice). My brother and I will be doing the 10K. "Awesome water views, flat & very little traffic in Lordship." This race starts at "Brickyard time", that is, 7:30 am.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thanks for the race report Lee, and great photos Linda! I think Linda must be added as the photo and art director of team primal force! Good job everyone.
Congrats to everyone on their runs at the New Haven Road Races. It was great to see everyone, and a beautiful day for a run!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Eddie's Bench gets flowers, pots and visitors!

Linda, Julie Condit and Barbara grace Eddie's bench - photo by Dave Condit

Surfing the Farmington River

My friend Joan and I paddled for over 2 hrs this afternoon. It's an awesome upper body, lower body, core, and of course balance workout...but after two hours I'll be the runner unable to move her arms in New Haven tomorrow!

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Ex pro track runner joins Brickyarders

Mary and Ben

Mary and Lani met for a couple of NHRR warm up miles @the Brickyard and were joined by Benjamin, who raced under the name DNJ Ready to Roll in Hinsdale, NH. Now enjoying his retirement with Lani, Peter, and Sage cattledog he has joined the Brickyarders. When asked about the run, his only comment was, "Woof."

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Eddie's Bench

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Friday, September 3, 2010

short New Haven prep run at Brickyard at 8 am

I hope others can join me and Mary at 8 am tomorrow at Brickyard for a 3 to 5 mile slow run in preparation for the New Haven 5K/ 20K race on Labor Day. Not sure what everybody's plans are. Rose and Linda are creating shirts for people to wear in Bob Marum's honor on Monday. I think Rose will run with us. If you think you can make it, post a comment here.

Maybe somebody can bring lemonade and we can sip it while resting on Eddie's bench!