Anyone want to car pool to the 20k? One proposal: I could pick up people at exit 21 (route 91 Middletown) commuter lot (country club road) by police complex at 7am labor day and then pick up Tracey at exit 10 commuter lot about 720am.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Against all sense, warnings, and our training plans; Mary, Lani, and Irene went for a run @Brickyard Rd today. Trees are down, the bridge is out again, and we are crazy!
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Tray, Rose and I are planning a 7 AM Brickyard visit this Thursday. Because New Haven is on Monday, the long run called for by our plans for Saturday is too close. Since Tray's shooting for a 4 hour marathon and Rose is the 4:45 pace leader and Lee is in the middle (4:15), he'll be running the last 15 with Rose. If anybody else is interested and can join us, that would be great.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The race is not fancy. No clocks, not even tear off tags. There are 3 races, a 10 miler, a 10 mile bike and a 5 mile bike. No age divisions. 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each race. Results will be published on http://www.orleanscountycitizenadvocacy.org/. Last year there were only 19 10 mile runners and I placed 17th. This year I think I placed 4th. David Herr placed 1st with a time of 1:08:00! This is a two loop course with an up up up up hill at mile 2 to 3. Here's what my Garmin said happened. I like to study these things. Click where is says View details. Check out the elevation map.
Two of my Vermont friends (Bruce Gould and Candace Dane) were going to run Echo but due to the weather forecast the Mt. Mansfield race they were also going to run on Sunday got moved to today so they did it instead. I knew 4 runners beside David. Maggie Mentes and her daughter Emily finished well. They will be running the Dixville Notch 1/2 Marathon in Colebrook, NH on September 24 (sound familiar?!). Dennis Casey, who is directing the Kingdom Challenge 1/2 on Oct. 29th (Lyndonville to St. Johnsbury, VT) was there. Tara Nelson told me she's signed up to run the Kingdom Challenge.
Don Osborne, who will be 90 on October 30th, and his wife, Marilyn Moore were there. He did not run or walk this year. He was 19th at Boston when there were 140 runners! They have a camp at Lake Memphramagog and a house in Branford, CT.
Linda took pictures and provided Vitamin water at the 1/2 way point.
What an awesome group! Nice to see Judi! And Beth! Thanks Lea for taking this and sending it in. Sorry to hear you had to cut your run short but I agree with Tray - plenty of time and you have an impressive number of miles. Your body was telling you to go shorter.
Oh, on another note, due to popular non-demand, the new logging facility is hereby declared a non-starter. Just cuz I thought it was great doesn't mean it should replace something that's working well. That cute little runner cat, or whatever the heck it is, is officially retired, at least as a clickable logging facility. He's still running. Gotta keep running.
May everybody have a safe Sunday. Tie things down, cuddle up with somebody and be careful.
Friday, August 26, 2011
I will be there at 7:00 !! Rose.
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Mari S. Pattavina
Hi - hope you all had a nice week and survived the earthquake :)
Beth and I plan to be at parking lot for 7 am. We have to run 16. I know Lee won't be there but is everyone else planning on it.
Mari S. Pattavina
I get it. There are actually 8 lines in each section (the last pair of lines simply show what the whole sentence is). These 8 lines, which are really 4 phrases, each of which is echoed, are themselves sung twice (echoed). Thus the need for 8 times 2 which equals 16 phrases in the music clip. I knew this would make sense eventually.
For Tray (and anybody else with young kids, nephews, nieces)
Sing it to Ben. Might be too young for Andrew.
The littlest worm
(The littlest worm)
You ever saw
(You ever saw)
Got stuck inside
(Got stuck inside)
My soda straw
(My soda straw)
The littlest worm you ever saw
Got stuck inside my soda straw
Littlest Worm (Echo Song)
Littlest Worm (Echo Song)
To all Brickyarders
My paper app to the Apple Harvest 5 miler will be in the mail today. Thanks Tray for adding the needed detail to our run yesterday on the log. Give the new tinylog a shot. Wish me luck @ Echo. I am going to try and do my very best. Have fun tomorrow @ Brickyard. Pace yourself. I miss everybody already.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sorry, the web site contained an old race application. I could pick up interested runners at the commuter lot by Country Club road exit, about 6am that day. (Middletown).
Race has a 730am start.
I pulled a Lee Bradley last weekend. After 16 with Tray, the following morning I did a 701pace at the Lobster Loop 5k. This weekend, I plan on repeating the "Lee Bradley weekend double).
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to see if it appears on the blog.
I am running a 10 mile race on Saturday in Vermont. Echo Lake is in East
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
When you mouse over the screen you will see a little grey box in the upper right corner that says Edit in jsbin.com. Click this little grey box.
You enter your log in the middle pane (labeled HTML). When you are done, click the Save button. Then click your browser's back button.
Give it a shot!
We'll keep both log facilities while you get used to this new one.
Here's a screenshot. Click it to see a larger image. Note: you will probably have to check the Real-time preview checkbox to see what the log will look like.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I think today we shifted into a new gear ... we are definitely focused on the Fall races in front of us.
Linda, Mari, Brent, Dave, Barbara, Rose, Lee, Tray and Lea ran / walked this morning. Distances run varied from 8 to about 20. Rose and Linda supplied water, energy bars and fruit at three different spots. We all did our usual pair up in smaller groups of 2 to 3 and several times switched around to get a chance to run / talk w/ different people.
Good thing Rose was looking out for us as she called out at one point that some of us (we won't say who) missed the left to go under the bridge and into the Police station area. This was not the only misstep - the cooler at Canal Street (near Abigail's) was not seen and some of us (we won't say who) ended up running over a mile past it before we turned around.
Lea did her full 19 by continuing South from the parking lot and then coming back.
Dave and Lee and Barb talked about how great a place Rogers Orchards is. I think we've got the short loop and long loop straight now.
The week before Hogsback Half is the 10/20/30K Fall Distance Frolic. Applications were on hand. I think Brent was the promoter. It's in Stratford, is flat and has the best race director in the state, Marty Schaivione.
Putting out cold drinks etc. should be rotated. Tell us if you can do it.
Pretty much a banner day today! Well done, everybody!
Next week Linda and I will be in Vermont with her sister and partner. The Echo Lake 10 miler is on Saturday. Hope your Saturday run goes well.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Brent ran an impressive
129 3/24 M5559 47:48 7:42 Brent Stratton 55 M 182 Middletown CT
at Bridge of Flowers 10k last Saturday.
Mary will be running the 5k in New Haven. Go Mary!
This Saturday Linda will be putting out cold water at the Dog Pound and at the Chart House for those who are running long (Lea, Rose, Lee and Tray are planning on 14-19). We'll be heading North and will go out and back. Start time is 7 AM. Some of us have never been this far up the trail. Hope to see you there!
Rose knows where Chart House is and will be giving Linda more info so she can find it.
Late Breaking! The 2nd water stop will be near what's now called Abigail's Grille and Wine Bar.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Jeanette, Rose, Linda and Lee arrived at Coe Park at 8:30. It was overcast, a bit muggy but not hot at all. I spotted Bill Borla and Peter Hawley. Bill lives in Torrington and pretty much "owns" this race. He ran 33:41. And he's 71. Peter had a good one, finishing in 37:08. Rose placed 2nd, running a 9:41 pace. She felt her 2nd and 3rd mile were slow but she picked it up in the last two. I placed 4th, running a 7:45 pace. Jeanette placed and was in front of 84-year veteran Anneliese Monniere. She picked up two awards by mistake and I was the lucky guy who got her $10 gift certificate from Dunkin' Donuts when she "turned herself (and her extra award) in!" She was complimented by Tom Scoville, the results announcer, for her honesty. (I just looked at the results and noticed that he was right next to me at the finish). Dean Dziedzic, who directs the race, ran a 10:15 pace. Dave Bacca placed 3rd in the 70-79 division. I used to work with Dave, a Torrington resident.
We got a little wet when the race was over. The band was great and the jump roping group was incredible. Watch the video!
Thanks as always to my wife Linda, who took these pictures, drove us there and back and supported us in so many ways.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Rose and I were just talking about our last long runs before Hartford., it seems as if the weekend of Hogsback would the perfect time. Therefore, we were wondering if anyone would interested in a post-race party of sorts at Hogsback...which would be part of or all of another lap around the course. This would also allow those who are helping out and unable to run during the actual race to experience the beautiful course. Any takers?
Also, in case anyone else is interested, the day after Hogsback is the Rugged Maniac in Southwick, MA. I'll be doing this race with a team from the hospital. There are lots of obstacles, including mud; ropes; and maybe even fire. Anyone care to join us.
Good luck to those running Torrington tomorrow! Lani
**PS to my fellow allergy prone runners: avoid taking Allegra-D right before the race, or you could end up like me last week! It makes for a psychadelic experience, but not a great race!**
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Rose, Tray, Linda & Lee ran / walked between 2 and 16 miles this morning at Wethersfield High School track and on the Greenway and roads near it. The weather certainly didn't feel very "Augusty."
Mari, Beth, Lea, Tray and Lee have indicated they'll be running. Mari is looking for advice on pace. Brent is running Bridge of Flowers so he won't be there. Rose and Lee are running Torrington on Sunday.
Tray is wondering why people aren't logging their runs and hopes they're not slacking. The log has become a very interesting place to learn how people are doing in their training for upcoming events. Check it out.
Whatever distance and pace you need / have in mind, hope to see you at Brickyard this Saturday. We are making an effort to find matches amongst us to help each other reach their goals.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Linda got soaked taking a few pix this morning at the Guilford 10 miler. This is my friend Andie Williamson-Hughes coming in. Peter Hawley is close behind and Dave Condit is on the sidelines.
Will Graustein cheered me on as I came across a bit later. It's always great to get encouragement like this.
Lani decided to pull off the course near the end when she started to experience some dizziness. It's difficult to do this after so much effort but it was the smart thing to do. Brother Chip got a stitch at about mile 7 and slowed a bit till it loosened up. This is never fun when it happens. He was able to run without it at the end.
Marty Schaivone promoted his Fall Distance Frolic 10/20/30 K (September 18th in Stratford) after John Bysiewcz announced results. I left some Hogsback Half apps on the table and did some recruiting myself when I talked with Catherine Lyons, Kathy Schultz and Lani.
Results were posted later in the day.