Saturday, January 31, 2015
This is a 10 miler in Glastonbury. I'd heard of it and when my friend Amy Cicccarillo said she'd run it I decided to go. Wanda, Michelle and Adam made it. Met the winner (Mary Alex) at the Pot Luck after.
Managed a 9:30 pace. Hmmm. Here are some after race pix I took.
Kelly and Adam.
Wanda and Michelle
Bruce, Laurie, Amy
Joe and Bekkie
Mary-Alex Zichefoose, The Queen of Pain.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Lee ran in the Milford Winter Wonderland 5 mile this morning. 1st in 70s division. Mark Turkington and he were a second apart.
Linda took the pix.
169ers (those not seen in pic were on top of the mountain in Meriden!)
The start. Joe Poliquin and Jo Marchetti are spotted.
Mark and Lee dukin' it out.
Karen Prado, Wanda Hodsen and Andy Zyrek in Platt Tech after the race.
Mark and Lee placed in the 70s
Bekkie Wright took this one.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Well, the weather forecast for tomorrow morning looks baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. Hmmm. Not happy. Was going to suggest all who could make it show up at Reservoir 3 at 10:10 to join Lee, Amy Ciccarillo and other 169ers and a new fellow who's expressed interest in the Brickyarders (Casey Thomas). But, unless things change in the forecast, that ain't gonna happen.
On Sunday, Joe and Tray have plans to run from home to Hubbard Park, up the hill, down the hill and back home. A mere 22 or so. I think Lea's doing Castle Craig too. Mike's doing this one too. But he's *just* doing the 10k. He's going to try and beat the storm tomorrow and get some miles in. He's on his "who can run the most miles in January" mission.
On Sunday as well, Lee, Wanda, Michelle, Karen and Linda (not all in one car!) are heading South to run the 5 miler in Milford. Lee's on the HTC 60+ racing team so he'll try to place. Reupped USATFCT because you need to be a member to count in Grand Prix races.
Next Saturday, January 31, King of Pain 10 miler. Free. Glastonbury.
"This will be an informal, hand-timed, no-frills race: no entry fee, no T-shirts, no mile markers or screaming fans, just bragging rights and the satisfaction of conquering Glastonbury’s most demanding course."
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
This Sunday, January 25, is the Milford Road Runner's Winter Wonderland 5 Miler. Race starts at 9:30 AM. $15 pre-race, $20 day of. It's a USATFCT event so the field will be competitive. Wanda, Lee, Karen are in. You?
Application is at
The remaining Hartford Track Club Winter Series races are shown below.
Click the image below for a larger image.
Lee is planning on running all of them. Of particular note is Lani's Collinsville Winter Run. A beautiful course, designed by Lani, awaits you. Come on out and support her, HTC and meet some new folks. This is the 2nd running. $2 donation.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Mike, Tray and Lani ran it. Lani directed it. Lee and Karen Armillei Prado volunteered. Wanda drove Andy Zyrek, Karen and Lee to it (and ran 2 loops!). David Reik timed it and posted the results on coolrunning.com. Peter Hawley helped in many ways. The 169 Society constituted a large fraction of those who ran. Very, very tough day to run. Well done everybody!!!
For *all* the pix go to
For complete results (which includes the above link) go to
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
I know Lea and Tray are totally into this competition but I feel Chip and Lee need some motivation. So ...
to cool things down a bit, we'll add a flurry of reminders in the coming days that may get these slackers out there. Just think, if I were to lace up right now and head out I'd absolutely *crush* the BTMD / WCA (Brickyarders' Temperature Monitoring Department's / Wind Chill Award) record book.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Chip and Tray are in "I'm thinkin' Greek Pastry mode." As I venture out this morning, after collecting gloves, winter hat, my "looses" (what I call my tights cuz they're loose), multiple layers up top etc. etc. etc.
I will keep what Dean Karnazes has to say about Winter running in mind.