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A2K Running Club

 
 
roger
 
  1  
Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 10:24 pm
@Thomas,
Sure. If you can do two, you can do three. Just don't overtrain in the runup to the run.
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Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 07:07 am
@Thomas,

why do you have to finish the race within 4 hours?
Thomas
 
  1  
Reply Sun 12 Sep, 2010 07:11 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
why do you have to finish the race within 4 hours?

Because the organizers want to go to lunch. After four hours, there will no longer be any finish line for me to cross.

Roger, the problem with the third round will be cramping. I hope their fluid stations serve gatorade or some other electrolyte drink.
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Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sun 26 Sep, 2010 07:07 am

strained right calf yesterday, will prolly have to skip next weekend's Good Samaritans 5k...
Fido
 
  2  
Reply Sun 26 Sep, 2010 07:26 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

Do you walk or run for fitness, or just for fun? Here's a place to discuss it, and to follow races and progress.

I have run three 5ks, and my last two times sucked wind... Looking for another race, I think, next weekend, in East Lansing... Have been training pretty regularly, building legs strangth, working on my wind, not all that easy because I have Asthma, and a heart condititon.. But at 57 very close to 58, I think I am doing great; strong, low heart rate, low blood pressure, weight under control... I'll post my next time... I hope it drives me harder to know you will know...
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George
 
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Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 11:09 am
@Region Philbis,
I just got back from the Samaritans' 5K. I arrived late, just as the runners were
set to go. I hustled on over to the registration table and hastily pinned my number
on. I turned and looked toward the start. There was no one there. So I set off
after them. As I ran across the parking lot, someone called my name. It was
Region Philbis. He said he wasn't running. I replied that I didn't know how long
I'd be running. I hadn't jogged in three weeks.

Now if you've hurt your foot and have taken three weeks off to let it heal, there
is no better way to ease back into jogging than to run in a 5K road race. Or not.
But I'd signed up for his race a while ago and figured, what the heck. If my foot
had problems I'd just slow down to a walk. Or limp.

One thing that's fun about starting way in the back, or in this case after the race
is underway, is that you get to pass a lot of people. It makes you feel like you're
doing a lot better than you really are. I passed people walking, people pushing
strollers, people with dogs on leashes. And group of attractive young women
chatting merrily as they ran. I stayed behind them for a while. That was fun,
but eventually I passed them too.

I met Region at the finish and true to the Samaritan race's namesake, he had
a cup of water for me. We shot the breeze a while and waited for Jespah.
She put on a strong finish, probably setting a new Personal Best for herself.
After a bit of socializing, we parted company. I didn't wait to see the results
posted. I had achieved my goal: finishing on my feet and not limping.
JPB
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 11:33 am
@George,
great job!
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sozobe
 
  2  
Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 11:43 am
@George,
George wrote:
And group of attractive young women
chatting merrily as they ran. I stayed behind them for a while. That was fun,
but eventually I passed them too.


Laughing

That George, so dry.

Great job!

Sorry about the hurt foot, though. Is it basically fine as of now?
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Fido
 
  -1  
Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 12:42 pm
@George,
George wrote:

I just got back from the Samaritans' 5K. I arrived late, just as the runners were
set to go. I hustled on over to the registration table and hastily pinned my number
on. I turned and looked toward the start. There was no one there. So I set off
after them. As I ran across the parking lot, someone called my name. It was
Region Philbis. He said he wasn't running. I replied that I didn't know how long
I'd be running. I hadn't jogged in three weeks.

Now if you've hurt your foot and have taken three weeks off to let it heal, there
is no better way to ease back into jogging than to run in a 5K road race. Or not.
But I'd signed up for his race a while ago and figured, what the heck. If my foot
had problems I'd just slow down to a walk. Or limp.

One thing that's fun about starting way in the back, or in this case after the race
is underway, is that you get to pass a lot of people. It makes you feel like you're
doing a lot better than you really are. I passed people walking, people pushing
strollers, people with dogs on leashes. And group of attractive young women
chatting merrily as they ran. I stayed behind them for a while. That was fun,
but eventually I passed them too.

I met Region at the finish and true to the Samaritan race's namesake, he had
a cup of water for me. We shot the breeze a while and waited for Jespah.
She put on a strong finish, probably setting a new Personal Best for herself.
After a bit of socializing, we parted company. I didn't wait to see the results
posted. I had achieved my goal: finishing on my feet and not limping.

I can stand that guy... I would run just to get away from him...
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Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 02:07 pm
@George,

it was great seeing ya there, George.

other highlights for me as a spectator --
the plethora of dogs people brought with them;
seeing the red sawx 2 world series trophies up close (they were on display);
and giving Wally a terrorist fist-bump...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/extramustard/images/wally.jpg
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Thomas
 
  2  
Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 02:44 pm
@George,
Good job on the foot! (Literally and figuratively.) I wish I could've been there hanging with the three of you. Instead, a half-marathon for me; 2:33:38—best one yet.
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 04:41 pm
@Thomas,
Wow, good for you!

Not a PB. 43:04, my third-best of this year (I've run six races so far this year). Said hi to Wally as I ran past him.
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 07:16 am
@jespah,

the results are up...
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 07:20 am

registered for the next 5k here --

Luv2Run Boston 5K #2
Start: Sunday, November 07, 2010 @ 10:00 AM
Artesani Park
1234 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 08:54 am
@Region Philbis,
I, too, have registerized. Looks like for the last one I was in the top 2/3 for my age group. W00p!
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Fido
 
  1  
Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 07:58 am
Did a 5k yesterday... Asthma got the better of me, and I had to walk part of it... Anywhere below 60 I have trouble and it was closer for 47. my time was 34.22... And then I weezed for hours.
Thomas
 
  1  
Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 01:26 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


the results are up...

... and Jespah beat over 200 people. You go girl!
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 04:07 pm
@Thomas,
W00p!

I do well in large, slow crowds.
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Thomas
 
  2  
Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 09:29 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
Start: Sunday, November 07, 2010 @ 10:00 AM
Artesani Park
1234 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA

That's the day of the New York Marathon, which to my own surprise I'm on track to finishing within 5 hours. On the downside, that means I'll almost certainly have to give Boston the pass that day. Will there be any other Boston runs this year?
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 02:04 am
@Thomas,

the only other one we have calendered is The Jingle Bell Run in somerville on 12/19...
 

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