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2008-07-10 9:33 AM

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Subject: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

FYI : new race course posted.  It is on the rnrhalf.com website.

We spend more time in-land and the last half mile or so on the boardwalk going North.  Also looks like they added more interior looping in the 5-7 mile range before we head back into the inlet area.



2008-07-10 9:48 AM
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I know some folks who've run this who say it's tons of fun! It's a week before my first Oly, or I'd use it as a "test" race/run, leading up to MCM at the end of October. I'll have passed 13 miles on my long run by the end of August, too. Maybe next year
2008-07-10 10:40 AM
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I've done it the past 2 years - this being my 3rd year.

This was my first half marathon ever, nursed across the finish line by Doug (Captantony). 

Since then, I find myself keep registering for this event out of nostalgia and a sense of duty.  Plus, it keeps me focused during the summer and is a nice carrot to hold out for my 5 year old son to behave during the summer "Patrick!  Put your brother down or we're NOT going to Virginia Beach!"  (or as he calls it Virgingia Beach)

It is a really fun race.  I highly recommend it.

(psst : plus there are TONS of walkers so no matter how slow you run - you won't come in last!)

2008-07-10 10:47 AM
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Not my favorite half. Usually too hot and not enough water stops.  It looks like it might be better with the new course.

2008-07-10 11:20 AM
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wurkit_gurl - 2008-07-10 9:48 AM I know some folks who've run this who say it's tons of fun! It's a week before my first Oly, or I'd use it as a "test" race/run, leading up to MCM at the end of October. I'll have passed 13 miles on my long run by the end of August, too. Maybe next year

 

I'm going!! heard so many good things about this race, it was a no-brainer!

2008-07-10 2:41 PM
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turtlegirl - 2008-07-10 12:20 PM

wurkit_gurl - 2008-07-10 9:48 AM I know some folks who've run this who say it's tons of fun! It's a week before my first Oly, or I'd use it as a "test" race/run, leading up to MCM at the end of October. I'll have passed 13 miles on my long run by the end of August, too. Maybe next year

 

I'm going!! heard so many good things about this race, it was a no-brainer!

I know! I had originally thought it was the weekend of my Oly, so I didn't think about it. But now it's the weekend BEFORE my Oly, which, it being my first Oly, is not a good idea to go and blow my legs out the weekend prior. Next year...when I can run a half-mary and still do an Oly the following weekend...



2008-07-10 3:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
I think this will be my 6th year in a row. This race is always fun and I usually run with local friends just for fun.  The course can be a bit crowded, but the spectators are great and hanging out on the beach after the race is fun.
2008-07-10 5:02 PM
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Isn't this over the 3 day holiday?  Seems like it would be crazy down there.

I'll be back for the Shamrock, had fun last year.

2008-07-10 5:45 PM
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I am thinking about doing the race but dont know because my first half iron is the next weekend. Anyone else doing both?
2008-07-10 5:52 PM
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I'd love to have some slower racing buddies!  only going Sat-Sunday, staying at the Founders Inn.
2008-07-10 6:42 PM
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adameldridge - 2008-07-10 5:45 PM I am thinking about doing the race but dont know because my first half iron is the next weekend. Anyone else doing both?

I did both last year (RnR and Patriot Half) I ran RnR easy with a friend and saved my legs for Patriot.



2008-07-10 9:58 PM
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I just got my July newsletter....

 

its still open!!!!

 

so who's gonna sign up and run with me?  (or I should say, shuffle?)

2008-07-11 7:47 AM
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This race is indeed a lot of fun!  This will be my third year running it and like you said, it is a great test run for the MCM - which is exactly what I did last year and I will be doing again this year 
2008-07-14 11:30 PM
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It's the best beach party around. The American Music Festival is also on the Boardwalk that weekend. With your bib number, you get into all the musical acts for free. This year, Billy Idol is playing the night before the race, and after the race it's The Motels and the B-52's. The stages are set up on the beach, alcohol is available for purchase, and you can listen to the bands as you wade in the water or you can bring your own beach chairs. It's truly the best end of summer party that you can imagine.
2008-07-15 8:03 AM
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This race is lot's of fun, but certainly not a PR race given the heat. I looked at the new course and personally I like the old one better. Oh well.

 

Now on to the fun! Shannon (thegoddess) and I would love to host a BT get together at our house in Chesapeake (about 25 minutes from the VA Beach ocean front). The question is would people rather get together pre-race on Saturday afternoon for a BBQ with water and some beer; or post race on Sunday for a BBQ with water and more beer. Let us know your preference - we are open to either. All BTers, friends, and kids are welcome!

 

2008-07-15 9:25 AM
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captantony - 2008-07-15 9:03 AM

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Now on to the fun! Shannon (thegoddess) and I would love to host a BT get together at our house in Chesapeake (about 25 minutes from the VA Beach ocean front). The question is would people rather get together pre-race on Saturday afternoon for a BBQ with water and some beer; or post race on Sunday for a BBQ with water and more beer. Let us know your preference - we are open to either. All BTers, friends, and kids are welcome!

both!  (j/k)

personally, I'd vote for Sunday night because then I'm not worrying about what I eat and can instead enjoy some good BBQ and not be worrying about how it affects me in the early a.m.

plus, I'm skipping the B-52s concert. 

but either Saturday or Sunday, just looking forward to hanging out with you guys again.



2008-07-15 10:08 AM
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condorman - 2008-07-15 9:25 AM
captantony - 2008-07-15 9:03 AM

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Now on to the fun! Shannon (thegoddess) and I would love to host a BT get together at our house in Chesapeake (about 25 minutes from the VA Beach ocean front). The question is would people rather get together pre-race on Saturday afternoon for a BBQ with water and some beer; or post race on Sunday for a BBQ with water and more beer. Let us know your preference - we are open to either. All BTers, friends, and kids are welcome!

both! (j/k)

personally, I'd vote for Sunday night because then I'm not worrying about what I eat and can instead enjoy some good BBQ and not be worrying about how it affects me in the early a.m.

plus, I'm skipping the B-52s concert.

but either Saturday or Sunday, just looking forward to hanging out with you guys again.

 

considering I"m coming solo, I"d love to do both!  anyone want to grab some grub the night before? I haven't been to VA beach since I was 3, so I have no clue how to get around. I"m staying at the Founders Inn...the closest place I could get! 

2008-07-15 1:38 PM
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Hey, I wouldn't mind coming down and jockstrapping and hanging out with BT'ers Then Turtle doesn't have to be lonely
2008-07-15 3:17 PM
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I'm sure we can arrange a pre race dinner at one of the local pasta places. As it gets closer we'll see who wants to meet up.

Doug, I love the idea of you and Shannon having people over. I vote for post race BBQ and beer.

 

turtlegirl - 2008-07-15 10:08 AM
condorman - 2008-07-15 9:25 AM
captantony - 2008-07-15 9:03 AM

...

Now on to the fun! Shannon (thegoddess) and I would love to host a BT get together at our house in Chesapeake (about 25 minutes from the VA Beach ocean front). The question is would people rather get together pre-race on Saturday afternoon for a BBQ with water and some beer; or post race on Sunday for a BBQ with water and more beer. Let us know your preference - we are open to either. All BTers, friends, and kids are welcome!

both! (j/k)

personally, I'd vote for Sunday night because then I'm not worrying about what I eat and can instead enjoy some good BBQ and not be worrying about how it affects me in the early a.m.

plus, I'm skipping the B-52s concert.

but either Saturday or Sunday, just looking forward to hanging out with you guys again.

 

considering I"m coming solo, I"d love to do both!  anyone want to grab some grub the night before? I haven't been to VA beach since I was 3, so I have no clue how to get around. I"m staying at the Founders Inn...the closest place I could get! 

2008-07-15 4:18 PM
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wurkit_gurl - 2008-07-15 1:38 PM Hey, I wouldn't mind coming down and jockstrapping and hanging out with BT'ers Then Turtle doesn't have to be lonely

 

sure!  but just one night...I don't want to hit that Monday traffic. yikes!

2008-07-15 4:53 PM
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turtlegirl - 2008-07-15 5:18 PM

wurkit_gurl - 2008-07-15 1:38 PM Hey, I wouldn't mind coming down and jockstrapping and hanging out with BT'ers Then Turtle doesn't have to be lonely

 

sure!  but just one night...I don't want to hit that Monday traffic. yikes!

That's totally fine - it will be a nice little vacay before the Oly. We can talk deets a little later



2008-07-27 11:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
Hello Everyone.  I'm doing this race.  Not really training for it, just doing it to get some miles in.  Are any of you looking for a running parnter?  What type of pace?  I've heard this course is flat and fast.  It should be fun with the music too
2008-08-18 10:24 AM
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So are we all going to try to get together?  pre-race gorging?
2008-08-18 10:34 AM
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i'll be volunteering and cheering on my cousin and my friends in the race...i'm not quite ready for a half anything
2008-08-18 11:08 AM
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Shannon (thegoddess) and I would like to invite all BTers, family & kids of BTers, friends of BTers, and others this excludes to a Post-RNR-Barbecue at our house in Chesapeake.  We live about 30 minutes from the VB Oceanfront.  We will provide the food, beer, water, hot tub for the tired legs, and games for the kids.  You provide the tired legs and appetite.  The festivities will start around Noon on Sunday and will end when the last person leaves. 

If you are interested in joining us, send me a PM and I will give you our address and cell phone information.  I would rather not post that information in a public forum.

As for Saturday night, let us know if there will be a pre-race carbo load dinner.  Depending on the baby-sitter schedule, we may try to make it out for that as well. 

Unilke me, I hope everyone's training has been stellar!  See you all in a few weeks!

 

doug

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