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A2K Running Club

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:15 am
Do you walk or run for fitness, or just for fun? Here's a place to discuss it, and to follow races and progress.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:15 am
@jespah,
Thomas and I are running this one today: http://www.baevents.com/jinglebell/
Izzie
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:16 am
@jespah,
ooooooh... what did you decide to wear on your running shirt??????????
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:19 am
@Izzie,
I ended up not doing anything exciting (next year -- I got kinda caught up in other things this year), so I'll just wear the issued tee (which has a pic of Santa on some sort of tropical island). It's gonna be cold here. 45 for the high, with precipitation in the afternoon, hopefully after we're all done.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:27 am
How much are the dues for the A2K Running Club?

Joe(you go-get'em today!)Nation
Izzie
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:33 am
@Joe Nation,
Gosh, still recovering after your Marathon Joe - me that is!!!! Gosh, that was a long run - I was shattered after it Razz

Iz <i like dew, just a drop in the ocean> zie.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:36 am
@Joe Nation,
Free dooz except you gotta hug the thread starter.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 07:33 am
@jespah,
Im a commited swamp walker. It makes me conscious of my legs and feet and where I step. I feel that a good walk through the wet woods is a more cardio conscious work out than is running. We have to lift our feet higher to prevent snagging in bittersweet or tree roots. Also theres a lot of ducking and swerving to miss overhead branches.

ALso, I need to have some visual input while Im walking so Im always looking for wildlife and seasonal changes in the forest.


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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 07:36 am
@jespah,
2010 Boston area 5Ks

If just the month is listed, the date isn't up yet. Of course we're not going to all of them, but this is an idea. Oh and feel free to add as you find events. I limited these to events that can be reached via T or Commuter Rail. Events are listed here: http://www.baevents.com/ and here: http://www.3craceproductions.com/

January
Saturday 1/2/10 Resolution to Kick Cancer (Lexington)
Saturday 1/16/10 Fresh Pond 2.5M and 5M (Cambridge)

February
Sunday 2/7/10 Super Sunday 5K/10K (Boston Seaport)

March
Sunday 3/14/10 St. Patrick's Day Road Race & Walk - 70th Running (South Boston)
Sunday 3/14/10 Ras Na Heireann (Somerville)
Saturday 3/20/10 St Pats 5K (Providence, RI)

April
Sunday 4/18/10 Luv 2 Run (Brighton)
Monday 4/19/10 Boston Marathon (of course this isn't a 5K; this is just an FYI)

May
May 2010 Hyannis Road Races (Hyannis); Get Yer Ya Ya's Out on the Charles River (Cambridge)
Sunday 5/2/10 Cox Rhode Races (Providence, RI)
Sunday 5/9/10 Architecture for Humanity Boston
Sunday 5/9/10 Mary O'Brien Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Cancer (Somerville)
Sunday 5/16/10 Urban Dare Boston (Boston) (this is not a 5K but I bet it's a blast)
Sunday 5/23/10 Paul St. Martin 5K (Newton)

June
June 2010 Charles River Run (Cambridge); Reggae Ramble & Music Festival (Cambridge)

July
July 2010 Jerry Garcia Memorial Run (Cambridge)
Sunday 7/17/10 Artesani Park (Brighton)

August
August 2010 Twist and Shout on the Charles River (Cambridge)
Sunday 8/21/10 Cape Shore Foundation

September
September 2010 Under a Boston Red Sky (Cambridge)
Monday 9/6/10 Bad Habit 5K (Brighton)

October
Sunday 10/24/10 5K for Life (Cambridge)
Sunday 10/31/10 Superhero 5K Run/Walk (Cambridge)

November
Sunday 11/7/10 Luv 2 Run (Brighton)

December
December 2010 Somerville Jingle Bell Run (Somerville)
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 07:45 am
not a big fan of the running and jogging

but i walk every night for an hour or so, plus regular trips to the bush out back of the house
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 08:34 am
@jespah,
Are those full marathons?? Thats a lot of running. I can see doing a 3 mile run every week and a couple marathons a year. My walks in the woods are several times a week and can take me about 4 to 5 miles (depending on my trying to avoid deer hunters for another few days--Deer season ends this week YAAAY!!--so the woods will be mine again and I can see the role that nature plays in the seasons)
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 09:25 am
like Fman, I walk to see nature. Alone I walk in the cemetery/parks and the arboretum in my area. With a group I hike in a nearby conservation area. Unfortunately if I stop to shoot pix and or look at wildlife (and plants), the exercise isn't vigorous. Likewise, if the exercise is vigorous, I don't get to see much of the wilderness.

I've done several fast-clip hikes of about 5 miles this autumn. In the cemeteries I usually walk for 1.5 hrs.

I am inspired by the frequency of your 5ks, Jes, and your willingness to do it in such frigid temps.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 12:30 pm
@littlek,
when you walk even leisurely over rough terrain you are doing a lot for the ole cv system. The rule is to walk just fast enough so you can talk but not sing.
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 02:36 pm
@farmerman,
Yes - but I have to walk pretty fast to get the that stage. Last fast hike I did spot a large owl and was able to point it out to everyone before it flew away.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 03:06 pm
I run for fun and fitness. I haven't competed for over 20 years.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 03:08 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
Are those full marathons?? ...


Nope, they're 5Ks (3.1 miles each).

Today was good but cold. 44:30 time, not my best by any means but better than not doing it. Note to self: 3 layers in 40 degree weather is 1 layer too many.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:43 pm
Those layers would have been just right if you'de been running yesterday.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 05:58 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:
not a big fan of the running and jogging
It s unnatural! That 's what cabs r 4!!!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:01 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
when you walk even leisurely over rough terrain
you are doing a lot for the ole cv system.

The rule is to walk just fast enough so you can talk but not sing.
I have 3 speeds: stroll, mosey and loiter.





David
George
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:33 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
. . .
I have 3 speeds: stroll, mosey and loiter.

Ha! I like that!
A guy I used to run with was fond of saying:
"I start slow . . . then taper off."
 

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