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Postby Scott Wesemann » Thu May 27, 2010 11:47 pm

tigerlilly wrote:yes, yes yes,,,,,,Third time is the charm, I've been told. Gannett doesn't LOOK that hard, yet.....somehow.....well..... ha ha ha :-D

No, this year we were thinking of Alaska (God Willin'...).

We had some roof damage to our house from two back-to-back blizzards. So far, it is costing much more than we anticipated (its a slate roof). It may set us into "Plan B" mode bigtime...

Then, my husband tore a disk in his back (L4/L5)....


Well, I hope you make it back and get that summit. I want to get back there in the next few years because it is by far my favorite summit.

Too bad RE your husbands back issues. I had major back surgery in 2001 and it took a good year to get back into any sort of climbing shape. Good luck!!
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Postby rochonchis » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:53 pm

MikeTX wrote:so what do you cool, stylin' dudes wear when you run to keep the sweat out of your eyes?


I wear a Headsweats hat with the terry sweatband. These hats do the best job of keeping sweat out of my eyes.
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Mosquito Pass Marathon

Postby Bark Eater » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:16 pm

Re: Mosquito Pass Marathon. Yes, when the Leadville folks took over the race (early 2000's) they cheapened the course by keeping it all on the W side of the pass. This made the course a lot easier (less climbing), eliminated the fixed rope descent down the snowfield, and took away the fun of wading through all those meltwater streams on the E side. Average times improved well over an hour. I ran it once back on the old course (1999) and had a blast!
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Re: Mosquito Pass Marathon

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:01 am

I must have run the Mosquite Marathon before that, because we roped over a cornice, hacked our way across ice fields using sharp rocks for ice axes, and crossed many streams. I thought a couple pair of spare socks was enough, but everything got soaked.

Florida Frank wrote:Re: Mosquito Pass Marathon. Yes, when the Leadville folks took over the race (early 2000's) they cheapened the course by keeping it all on the W side of the pass. This made the course a lot easier (less climbing), eliminated the fixed rope descent down the snowfield, and took away the fun of wading through all those meltwater streams on the E side. Average times improved well over an hour. I ran it once back on the old course (1999) and had a blast!
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Postby Bark Eater » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:45 pm

Hills and trail running will make you tough and give you great endurance. They won't give you speed. The only proven way to develop leg speed is to do some up-tempo work with good leg turnover - a good old-fashioned interval workout. Several coaches have told me over the years that "the only way to get fast is to run fast". This becomes more challenging the older we get :D
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Postby John Duffield » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:24 pm

Half Marathon tomorrow. Gonna be like 100 degrees. Sucking down these pretzels to load salt.
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Postby Augie Medina » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:21 pm

John Duffield wrote:Half Marathon tomorrow. Gonna be like 100 degrees. Sucking down these pretzels to load salt.


One of my favorite distances. Flat course? Let us know how it goes. Don't get heat stroke!
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Postby John Duffield » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:55 am

Mile 9 -11 around a lake in the broiling sun was the worst! Some of my friends bailed before and during. I simply hadn't trained enough. Otherwise ok. I'd already made the decision not to concern myself with the time.

Interesting course. NYRR has a series of HMs with one in each Borough and I want to run them all this year. This was the one in Queens and it incorporated the site of the 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs. We'd spent a day at the one in '64.
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Postby Augie Medina » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:44 pm

Good job John. Sounds like an interesting series of halfs.
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Postby John Duffield » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:53 pm

Bronx Half this coming Sunday. Loads of concrete to run on.

Still spots open!

http://www.nyrr.org/races/2010/hms/bronx_reg.asp
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Re: runner thread

Postby RickF » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:51 pm

I'm in for my second L.A. Marathon. I just registered for 2011. Trying for a sub 4-hour finish this time. Anyone else doing LA in 2011?
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