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The "Official" Runners thread...

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by The Driver, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    The Driver [OP] Trail Runner/Barefoot Beach Runner/Snow Skier

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    ^ Nice. I first saw a "momma" one (the plumbing gave her away), and she just stayed out of my way. But then I saw the others, so I changed directions.


    I can't say that any chased after me, but I felt pretty nervous, as I've never experienced that before.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    On one of my runs a couple of weeks ago I chased a bobcat down the road.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    a large pack of coyotes can sound pretty menacing w/ all the yipping, growling, etc but nothing to worry about- again bear spray (OC spray on steroids! :D) would be a very effective deterrent if one chose :D
     
  4. May 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    another pretty good week- 39.4 miles 6/5.1/6.3/17/5- the 17 was a toughy- about 4 miles were off trail through some pretty rugged stuff

    got signed up for a crazy 50k in September, wasn't thinking clearly at the time :D little video clip

    http://vimeo.com/64914425
     
  5. May 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    That looks awesome! I wish we had more trail running in TX :(
     
  6. May 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    Well, we don't have mountains, but there is a good amount of trail running to be done in Texas. Huntsville State Park holds several great trail races, and I've done a couple at Tyler State Park.

    That race does look like a beast!
     
  7. May 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    Ran a low key 5k yesterday. Leaders (2 guys) went out wayyy too fast, so I dropped back and ran with the chase pack, otherwise i would have ended up in the dreaded no-man's land. Top two guys were local HS cross country guys who win EVERY weekend road race. I was able to kick my way away from the chase pack with a half mile to go for third. Best part was I beat a guy who beat me two weeks before in a 10k. Redemption :bananadance:
     
  8. May 6, 2013 at 6:25 AM
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    Had a great trail run yesterday. Perfect weather too. I saw lots of lizards, a few rabbits, and squirels.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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    Well my second half marathon went f'ing great!!! 1:49:00 official time thats 15 min. faster than my first one. I'll save you the math, average pace 8:20!!! 5th in my age group and 163rd overall. I think there was around 3k people in the half. Next one is not until Aug. hoping to shave a few more min. off the time
     
  10. May 6, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    Congrats, Pirate!
     
  11. May 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    That looks amazing! Where in N TX was this?
     
  12. May 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    ^^^ congrats indeed! 8:20 is cruising :)
     
  13. May 7, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    Wichita falls. We have a great trail system called the Wee-chi-ta trail. Its about 12 miles total if you do the full loop.
     
  14. May 7, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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    Thx Big Sky. Im really happy with that time, I think I can get a little faster. My knee started to hurt at mile 12. Im going to work hard on resolving my remaining knee issue. If I could get into the 1:30's or low 1:40's...Well then I would want to get into the 1:20's LOL
     
  15. May 7, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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    I'm starting to incorporate a little speed work into my running week, my aerobic base is getting pretty solid, but I'm sloooooow :)

    I'm alternating my mid-week run w/ hills one week and mile repeats the next- the repeats I'm running a mile @ ~ 7:30-8 min pace, walking 5 minutes, rinse and repeat for 5 miles

    I've come to the conclusion that after your initial base is built, the only way to really speed up, is to speed up :D
     
  16. May 7, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    Damn Pirate!! That's outstanding progression!! You must be built for running. I'm jealous.

    I did my 3rd ever 1/2 Marathon on Sunday (Vancouver 1/2). I had been training pretty hard for this one. I was really hoping to pull off my first sub 2 hour - 1/2 Marathon. My training showed I was right there. I did a couple 21k training runs - not pushing excessively - and was right around 2:04 for both. But a couple factors (out of my control) ended up being too challenging for me.

    The Vancouver race looked to be arranged quite well. The setup was good, and the organizers had things well in hand. But there was a significant delay at the start of the 1/2. We were supposed to start at 7 am sharp - but didn't get going until about 7:20. That caused a lot of crowding in the correls - and I noticed a lot of folks from correls behind had mixed up in ours. The start was basically a 3 to 4k downhill section - where I planned to get a nice pace, for a solid first half. But with the excessive crowding, and different speed runners (not to mention the big delay in starting), The downhill section didn't go as well as I hoped. From that point on, the race went a lot better. I actually clocked a decent first half - and realized I still on pace for a close 2 hour. But the heat started to cook. I was training in light snow and very chilly temps right up until 1.5 weeks prior. The heat in Vancouver (especially that day) was well above what I was used too (around 10 to 15 degrees C higher). So by the second half of the run, I was really begining to overheat. I carry my own hydration - but I ended up having to use every water station on the second half. Just to dump the water over my head. I saw my time slipping on the second half, and knew I wasn't going to get the sub 2 hour. So I just did the best I could at that point - and managed a 2:09. I was disappointed was that, but there was not much I could do about it. Again, crowding and temperature are factors out of my control. My trainer and I have already discussed how to help with the temperture thing for next time. I'll do some treadmill work with thicker sweatpants, and a hoody on. See if I can build up my heat tolerance. That could get interesting - lol.

    Otherwise - it was a fun run and amazing location. I hate the local hockey team with a passion, but Vancouver is easily one of the most beautiful cities around!! :)
     
  17. May 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    signed up for another 50k in early August- Elkhorn Run, they have a 50 mile and 24k as well

    I was going to put in for the drawing for the Bridger Ridge Run and use the Elkhorn as a backup if I didn't get drawn, but the Elkhorn is limited to 200 runners total (for all three distances) so I figured I could get aced out of both

    it'll be good to have a 50k under my belt before the Rut Run- I've run 50 k distance before, but not in a race
     
  18. May 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    Thanks Tilt. I dont really have a runners build. 5'10" 155 pounds and gonna be 47 this year.

    But hey, I know I learn something from every race. Like hills are gonna slow you down, and dont eat a PBandJ sandwich before the race and dont start in the front unless you are really fast. Just some of my mistakes.

    Keep at it you'll get the sub 2 hours. Oh yeah, I really hate the heat too.
     
  19. May 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    Oh check this out. Too soon for me but sounds fun! thewildroguerelay.com
     
  20. May 9, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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    I make mine a Almond butter and jelly sandwich :D
     
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