Saturday, December 12, 2015
Tracy, Joe and Mike ran the Roxbury Full this morning. Lee jumped in and ran 3 loops with Mike, Michelle Bosco and Tray.
Tray and Joe
Mena Shehata (Kelly Pabilonia and Caitlin Rossi kept him on track)
Vanessa Russo ("Serena Speedi") "broke her streak" and ran just over 4 hours for the first time in many marathons.
Sara Belles won with a 3:11 (and a day after her birthday). This is a course record. The fellow that won it did a 2:51, missing the course record by only a couple of minutes.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Congratulations Mike! What an amazing long term effort! We officially want to present you with this one and only MIKE award. It is soon to be broken by yet another 100 miles by YOU before the year is out. Nice work!!! We honor you with this First Annual 3,000 Mile Running Award for literally running the length of this country over the course of 2015.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Mike and I ran this one this morning in Waterbury. This race is 41 years old. I had never heard of it. Mike got 42 flat and I got 38 flat.
Here's a pic of the 169 gang ( which of course yours truly missed :-( )
Robyn Errickson is 3rd from the left. She and I pooled to the race (she's my neighbor). Will Sanders averaged 2 seconds quicker than a 5 minute pace (yes, 4:58). Smashed the course record by 2 minutes.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Larry Regan crushed this 1st annual bridge run. He placed 3rd in his division with a time of 21:14 (3rd out of 37 in his division). Karen Prado was 13th female out of 558 women and 1st out of 57 in her division. Here is a link to the full results.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Tray, Mike and Lee ran this one. Big turnout. So big, they ran out of bibs. Neil Mandel ran w/o a bib. Hopefully he told them his time and will be counted.
Mike did 2:02, about 8 minutes quicker than last year. Lee wanted sub-1:50 but got 1:55. Tray and he ran together from maybe mile 8 to 10. She got 1:56. Larry ran 1:38, a few minutes slower than last time.
This is a 60+ race but they gave Lee a 1st in the 70+ anyway. Yay! His 4th whistle.
Here's what Linda took.
Lee and Tray
Sunday, November 1, 2015
https://connect.garmin.com/activity/944874424 Brent, Lee and Karen ran Tarzan Brown 5.5 at 1:30 PM today. Karen did a 7:30 pace and got 3rd. Lee ran 45:23 (8:15 pace) and got 1st. Brent ran 46:25.5. Huge 169 presence. Had some beers at a local pub. http://www.itsyourrace.com/Results.aspx?id=4744
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
I know Sri and Lee are the only Brickyarders running Marine Corps but I thought this preview was such a great read others might like to check it out.
You can track any friend running MCM via texts sent to your phone by visiting the following page and entering their name and your cell phone number.
Here's who I know that is running:
Laurie von Schmidt
Alissa Savage (Laurie's daughter)
Queen Karen Rogers
The race starts at 7:55 AM this Sunday, October 25, 2015.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
On Sunday October 18th Brent Stratton left Tom Walsh and Lee Bradley in the proverbial dust at the Mikey's Place 5K in Old Wethersfield. Karen Prado PR'd.
473 11 Miguel Ramirez 9 M 3 M5059 21:01.7 6:47
242 20 Karen Prado 7 F 2 F4049 22:08.7 7:08
475 27 Peter Briggeman 19 M 5 M5059 22:30.0 7:15
970 42 John Dasilva 29 M 1 M60+ 23:51.2 7:41
416 59 Brian Walker 41 M 2 M60+ 24:22.4 7:51
889 60 Brent Stratton 42 M 10 M5059 24:26.3 7:52
898 61 Tom Scoville 43 M 11 M5059 24:37.9 7:56
870 73 Tom Walsh 53 M 5 M60+ 25:17.1 8:09
1500 79 Lee Bradley 59 M 6 M60+ 25:38.8 8:16
897 89 Jackie Scoville 23 F 3 F5059 26:23.0 8:30
946 92 Laurie Von Schmidt 25 F 4 F5059 26:35.3 8:34
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Lea, Mike, Lani, Adam, Chip and countless others ran the full today.
(Chip used Lee's Garmin 10)
Lee and Chip at 26.15!
Bruce, Chip, Lee, John. Thank you Caryn Vita!!!
Here's what happened.
Pla Div/Tot Div Mara10k Pace Half Pac 17m Pace Mara20m Pace 25.1 Pace Guntime Nettime Pace Race# Name
610 2/15 M65-69 55:15 8:54 1:56:52 8:56 2:31:35 8:55 2:58:16 8:55 3:44:23 8:57 3:55:17 3:54:39.69 8:57 952 Chip Bradley 787 49/148 F35-39 57:30 9:16 2:02:30 9:22 2:39:35 9:24 3:07:31 9:23 3:55:01 9:22 4:05:52 4:04:41.79 9:20 522 Lea Crown 915 41/112 F40-44 51:56 8:22 1:54:46 8:46 2:32:58 9:00 3:01:47 9:06 4:01:26 9:38 4:14:43 4:13:45.74 9:41 226 Wanda Hodsen 958 104/160 M45-49 51:08 8:14 1:50:20 8:26 2:29:28 8:48 3:00:12 9:01 4:04:07 9:44 4:16:30 4:15:58.99 9:46 37 Adam Osmond 1283 70/112 F40-44 58:34 9:26 2:07:08 9:43 2:48:23 9:55 3:22:13 10:07 4:22:59 10:29 4:37:26 4:34:54.86 10:30 688 Lani Ralston 1350 30/47 M60-64 1:01:38 9:56 2:11:20 10:02 2:51:58 10:07 3:23:37 10:11 4:26:27 10:37 4:41:18 4:40:10.17 10:42 365 Michael Taricani Karen Prado killed the 1/2. 9th out of 345 people. Top 2%. PR by a lot. 1:44:50.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
On Sunday Adam, Mike and Lee ran the Wolf Den Dash, an 8 mile trail race in Pomfret, CT. The gal in the middle is Robyn Errickson, a Newington neighbor. We decided to run it together and not race. It was a very challenging course. And very beautiful. My average pace was 13:50. Nuf said?! Walked a lot of it. Fell four times. Didn't get hurt. There was a yellow jacket nest somewhere near the 3+ mile mark and she got nailed twice, I got stung once.
Here's a picture of one of the rock formations we saw. This picture was not taken yesterday, thus the lack of green etc.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Adam's doing both. Here's what he had to say about the Sunday race (Wolf Den Dash in Promfret)
"I ran a tough trail race last year in Pomfret, and I'm going to repeat it this Sunday. If you like trail running you will love this."
"Israel Putnam Wolf Den is a historic site off Wolf Den Road in Pomfret, Connecticut. At this location in 1742, Israel Putnam shot and killed Connecticut's last known wolf. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985." Wikipedia
My Run 169 Towns friend Shell Bee is directing the Wolf Den Dash. You can run 4 or 8 miles. She designed an awesome knit hat.
The day before, this Saturday, is HTC's Hogsback 1/2.
I'll be running two loops at Reservoir 3 this Friday evening starting at 4:30 with Kevin Mason and Amy Ciccarillo and possibly Tray. Join us if you can.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
It's been awhile since ...
Instead of running 20,000 meters on Monday, Lee spent $20,000 on a 2012 Subaru Legacy sedan. It's red. In mint condition. Will pick it up in Vernon this week. Like running shoes, he keeps cars waaaaay too long. His Accord is 19.
Full results of the 20K are at
Mike, Lani, Lea and Barbara ran the 20K. Go Barbara!
1208 34 2051 Taricani Michael 61 M Burlington M60-64 2:02:23 1:01:07 2:03:19 9:56
1311 121 1187 Crown Lea 38 F Meriden F30-39 2:05:28 1:02:19 2:06:35 10:12
1433 81 859 Ralston Lani 44 F Granby F40-44 2:09:53 55:55 2:10:57 10:33
1776 4 52 Kream Barbara 67 F Avon F65-69 2:37:52 1:13:57 2:38:55 12:48
Molly Huddle won the women's race. She's from Linda'a area and we've been following her story for the last few weeks. Lori Riley wrote a great article on her on Sunday.
32 1 1 Huddle Molly 31 F Providence OVRALF 1:06:26 33:16 1:06:26 5:21
John Minervino killed it.
140 7 1535 Minervino John 52 M Higganum M50-54 1:21:46 40:13 1:21:49 6:35
As did Paul.
293 26 1309 Baldini Paul 43 M North Haven M40-44 1:32:33 46:20 1:32:54 7:29
I learned about these two guys' times from a new friend Bill Liebler who sought my advice pre race on the wisdom of running at an 8:15 pace. He was 5 minutes ahead of me at the Bristol 1/2, is younger etc. etc. Looking at my last year's New Haven time etc. etc. I told him I thought that might be a bit unrealistic and that 8:25 might be wiser. He killed it. (Time below).
Larry Regan killed it.
320 32 1503 Regan Lawrence 49 M Wallingford M45-49 1:33:51 46:05 1:34:04 7:35
491 41 1633 Liebler William 42 M Southington M40-44 1:40:48 50:42 1:41:15 8:09
Wanda and Andy crossed together. Wanda was a pacer.
894 36 1075 Hodsen Wanda 44 F Wethersfield F40-44 1:52:27 56:44 1:53:07 9:07
895 88 749 Zyrek Andrew 47 M Manchester M45-49 1:52:27 56:42 1:53:07 9:07
On the 5K side, Karen Prado placed 1st in the 45-49 division. Impressive!
343 1 3679 Prado Karen 49 F Wethersfield F45-49 22:45 22:54 7:22
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Lani emailed me last nite ... She wrote:
I thought you would find this amusing. I am in Charlotte, NC now. We flew from Bradley to Detroit and then down here. I started my GPS watch on the tarmac.
My watch thinks I ran 247.9 miles per hour at an altitude of 4,000 feet, and my fastest mile was covered in 1 second.
Somewhere around that height, I lost the signal. I started it again on descent.
I am almost 100% sure you are not supposed to do this on the plane, and 100% sure the stewardess saw me. Oh well.
Makes for some very very interesting GPS files! The polar program can use google earth to create videos of each workout. I am attaching the link to the descent into Charlotte. I think if you click on it, it brings you to a screen with a blue hyperlink that says "Relive". Click that and you can see the video.
Hope all is well - Lani
I responded ...
You are too funny. Thanks so much. I think your record-breaking "workout" would make marvelous Brickyarder blog material and, with your permission, I will wrap it up and broadcast it. I look forward to visiting the link. This "workout" will surely do wonders toward your effort to get 2015 in in 2015.
Congratulations. Rogers, Salazar, Flanagan ... Ralston!!!
She got back ...
Fine with me, I think some Brickyarders might get a kick out of it.
An awesome Photo Report by Linda Bradley may be enjoyed by clicking the link below!
Mike, Lea, Lee and Tray ran the Bristol 1/2 this morning. It was hot and hilly! A few runners were mislead early in the race and ended up running an extra 0.9. Big 169 presence. Larry Regan, Brian Fidler, Neil Mandel, Kevin Mason and many other friends were there. Pancakes at the end! Ryan O'Conner won it overall!