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A2K Running Club

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 08:42 am
@farmerman,
I used to run (well, jog along) with the ocean on one side, either right on the beach, preferably at low tide, or on the palisades above the beach and pacific coast highway. I'd do that at noon from work two or three days a week and work late those days for any time lost re the usual lunch hour re the drive there or quick clean up. Always a bath of beauty to do that.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 02:07 pm

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/10259702_10207030700112505_4904292483656687714_n.jpg?oh=a5891e00f3d92272d8b397abc565071b&oe=562A0B6A

9000 strong waiting at the starting line...
George
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 02:23 pm
@ossobuco,
I love running along a beach! Alas, I live just a bit too far inland to do it
much any more. "Bath of beauty" describes it well.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 02:52 pm
@George,
I shoulda been clearer - the beach 'runs' at low tide were in Venice, up from the Venice pier; the palisades ones were way closer to work and run on narrow trails by others on grass. Interesting park, up from the pier, sort of, in Santa Monica. Sort of famous pier. Homeless at one end, back then, getting fancy at the upper reaches. Finding a parking place fast was a trick. I'd park in the upper less populated area, thus running down first and back up, not a huge grade, but huge enough for me, and the downrun being first was handy for more than the parking, the warmup. Of note is that when I was in high school, I think it was, part of the cliffs fell apart and a picnic table and people on it were hurtled down toward the road below. Years later, besides the jogging, I took a batch of photos and made four paintings, huge ones, of groups and palm trees there.

Another good thing, I have close to no sense of smell, so my own vapors don't bother me, and I tended to work if not in small firms, in small areas with few people, so clean up was speedy. Heh.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 02:57 pm
@George,
Any favorite running beaches? I can sort of picture you, makes me smile.

Years later, up south of Eureka in northern California, business partner and I took our dogs, Pacco the Corgi and Derby the Dobie, to run at a deserted and somewhat enclosed beach area. The dogs the running. . .
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 02:58 pm
@Region Philbis,
Enjoyable photo. Somehow those folks look familiar. Is that Gerard Depardieu in the front in the gray tee?
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George
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 04:41 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
Any favorite running beaches?

Of the beaches I've run on:
Mission Beach -- San Diego CA
Panama City Beach -- FL
Rye Beach -- Rye NH
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George
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 04:42 pm
@Region Philbis,
So, are you the guy in the hoodie?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 04:58 pm
@George,

no, but i was wishin' i had a...

https://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4vygaNK7c1rnj90no1_500.jpg
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George
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 08:10 pm
Hoodsie!
Craving.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jun, 2015 09:17 am

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1977104_10207056349113714_6756965174780198458_n.jpg?oh=4b6bf7b46695e5108133d28f2c090ddc&oe=562E4418

eyes wide shut...
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jun, 2015 09:26 am
@Region Philbis,
You were trying not to look at the girl in the tutu.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 01:24 pm
My boys gave me a GPS watch for Father's Day. It tells me my pace as I run.
I tried it out today and it works like a charm. The problem is, seeing my
pace -- which is slow -- makes me work harder to speed it up. By the end of
my run I was cooked.

They're trying to kill me.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 01:50 pm
@George,
Is your insurance all paid up? (They bribed me to ask that.)
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George
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jun, 2015 03:24 pm
Rhys and I went paddling today. I wore my GPS watch. Afterwards, I
uploaded the data and got this map,

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o497/gstanton3/upper%20mystic%20map_zpsu6tfesks.png
NSFW (view)
George
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jul, 2015 06:57 pm
I love it.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jul, 2015 07:40 pm
@tsarstepan,
oh gawd those freaking bit bits
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George
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2015 06:04 am
Signs of runner-weird:

* You know the distance between your house and most landmarks in town
down to a tenth of a mile.
* You can easily look up your pace for the run you took on this date last
year.
* You are on a first-name basis with an orthopedic surgeon.
* You have three pair of running shoes: one in which you run and only run,
an older pair for sloppy weather, and a really old pair for kicking around in.
* Your nipples have bled through a t-shirt.
* You actually think people are listening as you describe your last 5K.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2015 06:41 am
@George,
Nostalgia city: my old stomping grounds. Used to go parking there as a kid. Cycled around the Lakes..skated on them when frozen, and walked around it during Thanksgiving after-effects. Still have a close friend that lives a stone's throw away.
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