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2011-04-06 8:43 PM
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Scalded_Dawg - 2011-04-06 8:27 PM

Hey there group!

I've been lurking in the shadows, trying to keep up with everything here.  Now I feel I truly have something worth while to share.

Yesterday I met Croix Sather.  He is running across America, 100 marathons in a 100 days, with a message about dreams; having them, acting on them and finishing those dreams.  All along the way each day he is giving a FREE motivational speech and giving out 100,000 copies of his new book Dream Big, Act Big.   Check him out at http://www.facebook.com/croix or www.DreamBigActBig.com

Croix let me run with him yesterday, all 24 miles of his afternoon run - it was AWESOME!  If you get the chance to hear him speak please take the opportunity.   Run with him, he's almost 1000 miles in and only had a handful of people run with him - its lonely out there!

Spread the word!

Very cool!  Stop by again, huh??



2011-04-06 8:49 PM
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Just changing the subject line back since it just took me forever to find the thread!!!
2011-04-06 9:21 PM
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SSMinnow - 2011-04-06 7:30 AM

If I squint really hard, I can see the weekend and you know what that means!!!!  It's time for some of us to do a little racing....who's in??

We haven't talked much about OWS yet (especially since many of our lakes are still frozen). Tell us your past experiences/tactics, is it your strength or does it freak you out? wetsuit--sleeves or no?  Time to get ready to take the plunge!

I am racing!  Most likely a HM.  I haven't registered so it will be a game time decision to do the half or the 10K.  My wife is doing the 10K.

For OWS, I have only used sleeveless in the two seasons I have been doing this.  Someday, I may upgrade and try out a full but haven't felt the need yet.  Agree with a lot of the comments made about knowing the course, trying out swimming on the course, etc. 

Also found Tony's comment interesting - I always start near the front but often to the outside.  Thinking about it, I have experienced what Tony describes - typically having plenty of open water in front of me.  I am also a pretty solid MOP swimmer.  I start in the front not because I am fast but because I hate the thought of getting stuck behind someone or a group of slower swimmers - I figure I would rather get run over then have to run over someone.

On another note - Jeremy had surgery on his back yesterday in Philadelphia.  As usual, he came through it like a champ and was discharged today and we got home a bit ago.  Always nice to keep the hospital stays short!

G

 

2011-04-06 10:38 PM
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kt65 - 2011-04-05 9:04 PM
fattyfatfat - 2011-04-05 6:47 PM
sdalessio - 2011-04-05 9:35 PM
fattyfatfat - 2011-04-05 7:50 PM
DougRob - 2011-04-05 7:02 PM

I have two now and I sold my first one to another member of the MG. I have not found them to be too hot. They have good ventilation nowadays. I have not tried my newest one as I just got it this off season and it was  given to me for rejoining my triathlon club. It is a Lazer.

Doug

yeah, i see it on the helmets and read about that, i'm just having a hard time getting my mind around it.   basically i'm trying to figure every way to keep my temps down for that run.  probably over thinking it. 

Umm last time I checked you are not supposed to wear your aero helmet on the run!  Tongue out  I'm sure a cap or visor would provide better ventilation.

 

i guess i could ignore everything i do on the bike, including what i wear.  after all, its just a marathon... no sense in thinking about the day from a holistic perspective. 

Tongue out

Hey, have you seen those arm coolers from Zoot? I ordered a pair when they had that big sale but alas the small was too big . Need to do more strength training! Had to return them, sadly Anyhoo, they felt really nice on!

 

I signed up for the Harvest Moon Long Race Festival in a Aurora, Co I believe they said around 600 which is September 11, 2011 not sure how far you want to travel

2011-04-06 10:50 PM
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SSMinnow - 2011-04-06 7:30 AM

If I squint really hard, I can see the weekend and you know what that means!!!!  It's time for some of us to do a little racing....who's in??

We haven't talked much about OWS yet (especially since many of our lakes are still frozen). Tell us your past experiences/tactics, is it your strength or does it freak you out? wetsuit--sleeves or no?  Time to get ready to take the plunge!

 

As you all know  I finished my first HIM in March the only swimming I had done was in pools and 3 of those with a wetsuit. So my first open water swim was in the gulf near Naples, Fla wasn't bad didn't panic didn't use a wetsuit that time. My second one was on race day now that was a different story several things went wrong during all of my time getting organized at the transition area I forgot to warm up so went from cold to hot which caused me to panic the 1st 50-100feet. Eventually I got that under control. So my summer is to improve on that. 



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2011-04-07 7:36 AM
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gdale - 2011-04-06 10:21 PM
SSMinnow - 2011-04-06 7:30 AM

If I squint really hard, I can see the weekend and you know what that means!!!!  It's time for some of us to do a little racing....who's in??

We haven't talked much about OWS yet (especially since many of our lakes are still frozen). Tell us your past experiences/tactics, is it your strength or does it freak you out? wetsuit--sleeves or no?  Time to get ready to take the plunge!

I am racing!  Most likely a HM.  I haven't registered so it will be a game time decision to do the half or the 10K.  My wife is doing the 10K.

For OWS, I have only used sleeveless in the two seasons I have been doing this.  Someday, I may upgrade and try out a full but haven't felt the need yet.  Agree with a lot of the comments made about knowing the course, trying out swimming on the course, etc. 

Also found Tony's comment interesting - I always start near the front but often to the outside.  Thinking about it, I have experienced what Tony describes - typically having plenty of open water in front of me.  I am also a pretty solid MOP swimmer.  I start in the front not because I am fast but because I hate the thought of getting stuck behind someone or a group of slower swimmers - I figure I would rather get run over then have to run over someone.

On another note - Jeremy had surgery on his back yesterday in Philadelphia.  As usual, he came through it like a champ and was discharged today and we got home a bit ago.  Always nice to keep the hospital stays short!

G

 

First off that's great to hear about Jeremy.

And funny you sound exactly like me with swimming, I just don't do well when I come up on slower swimmers, seems like when I move to go around them the time it takes to do that makes them open up a gap and I have to swim even harder to get around, but I don't really mind being swum? over.



2011-04-07 7:50 AM
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Good to hear about Jeremy!   So, whats gonna make you decide between the 10k or the half?  The color of your skirt?  Do the half!
2011-04-07 8:13 AM
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fattyfatfat - 2011-04-07 5:50 AM Good to hear about Jeremy!   So, whats gonna make you decide between the 10k or the half?  The color of your skirt?  Do the half!

 

X2 on our champ, Jeremy!

Race the 10k really hard.  That way you can enjoy the after race party with your wife and get the food before the half marathoners come in.

Then PR your half that is coming up in 3 weeks. 

2011-04-07 8:24 AM
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Happy for your family and Jeremy!

We've been archived again!

2011-04-07 8:25 AM
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haha!  the archive got me again.  i should know better by now. 
2011-04-07 8:27 AM
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kt65 - 2011-04-07 8:13 AM

fattyfatfat - 2011-04-07 5:50 AM Good to hear about Jeremy!   So, whats gonna make you decide between the 10k or the half?  The color of your skirt?  Do the half!

 

X2 on our champ, Jeremy!

Race the 10k really hard.  That way you can enjoy the after race party with your wife and get the food before the half marathoners come in.

Then PR your half that is coming up in 3 weeks. 

 

I think Kim makes a good point and not just about the food.  And glad to hear Jeremy had another successful operation. 



2011-04-07 8:28 AM
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fattyfatfat - 2011-04-07 8:50 AM Good to hear about Jeremy!   So, whats gonna make you decide between the 10k or the half?  The color of your skirt?  Do the half!

 

Ha, do the half, in the skirt, then post pics!

2011-04-07 8:31 AM
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fattyfatfat - 2011-04-07 9:25 AM haha!  the archive got me again.  i should know better by now. 

 

Yeah, I thought maybe someone had changed the subject line again to mess with George.

 

George - good luck to you and your wife on your races, and thanks for sharing the good news about Jeremy!

2011-04-07 8:31 AM
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Terps421 - 2011-04-07 9:28 AM

fattyfatfat - 2011-04-07 8:50 AM Good to hear about Jeremy!   So, whats gonna make you decide between the 10k or the half?  The color of your skirt?  Do the half!

 

Ha, do the half, in the skirt, then post pics!

 

There you go! LOL!

2011-04-07 8:33 AM
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Terps421 - 2011-04-07 7:28 AM

fattyfatfat - 2011-04-07 8:50 AM Good to hear about Jeremy!   So, whats gonna make you decide between the 10k or the half?  The color of your skirt?  Do the half!

 

Ha, do the half, in the skirt, then post pics!

Agree ^^^^^^^^ Do that.

And that Jeremy is one tough kid. What a champ. Now to convert him from being a Yank's fan.....

2011-04-07 9:00 AM
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kt65 - 2011-04-07 8:13 AM

fattyfatfat - 2011-04-07 5:50 AM Good to hear about Jeremy!   So, whats gonna make you decide between the 10k or the half?  The color of your skirt?  Do the half!

 

X2 on our champ, Jeremy!

Race the 10k really hard.  That way you can enjoy the after race party with your wife and get the food before the half marathoners come in.

Then PR your half that is coming up in 3 weeks. 

Who the heck can eat food after a hard 10K? Personally, I would do the half.....love that distance and it is good pacing practice for the A race.

Great news on Jeremy.  One of these days you have to come to an MG interlude and bring the fam! 

So most of you know Paul is in the Amazon.  Apparently one of the people in their group got violently ill and had to be rushed to the hospital last night....ugh.  I hate hearing crap like that.  My guy is uber careful but still.



2011-04-07 9:42 AM
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I know I know... Who is this guy posting!?!?  But I just wanted to let you know that I did start the new "season" of mentor groups.  While I know I am never around anymore (I PROMISE TO CHANGE THAT!!!) I felt like it is a good tradition and a GREAT GREAT group... I would hate to see it split.... Please please please stick around in the next mentor group.... As it clearly shows you guys drive the group....

 

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=247510&posts=1&start=1

 

 

2011-04-07 10:18 AM
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sdalessio - 2011-04-06 11:29 AM

So I'm thinking about doing something crazy and signing up for a 50k trail race in June.  I've done a little trail running and I'll be lucky enough to train on the course but I need some help w/ trail shoes if I decide to take the plunge.

So trail runners any shoe advice?

 

What type of terrain are you running on (Roots, Flat, Gravel, Technical, Fire Road, singletrack)?  It would make a difference in what shoe you buy.  Also, how much rain? Creek crossing? Hilly?

2011-04-07 10:48 AM
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sdalessio - 2011-04-06 11:29 AM

So I'm thinking about doing something crazy and signing up for a 50k trail race in June.  I've done a little trail running and I'll be lucky enough to train on the course but I need some help w/ trail shoes if I decide to take the plunge.

So trail runners any shoe advice?

What type of terrain are you running on (Roots, Flat, Gravel, Technical, Fire Road, singletrack)?  It would make a difference in what shoe you buy.  Also, how much rain? Creek crossing? Hilly?

I think if she's going to do it, she might as well do the 50 miler.

The North Face® Endurance Challenge returns to Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail again in 2011. The course keeps runners on their toes with ever-changing terrain.

Overall, it consists of 50% singletrack, 30% dirt or gravel doubletrack, 10% gravel carriage road and 10% paved road.

Ratings: The Great Falls sections are highlighted by some intense elevation changes, with steep-but-run-able climbs up to 300 feet. The River Trail covers what is widely held as the marquee section the event: up to three miles of tip-toeing and hopping along bluffs high above the Potomac River. The tedious-but-scenic time it takes to cover this section is more than offset by cruising sections of undulating trail in the river basin.

2011-04-07 1:19 PM
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dalessit - 2011-04-07 11:48 AM
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sdalessio - 2011-04-06 11:29 AM

So I'm thinking about doing something crazy and signing up for a 50k trail race in June.  I've done a little trail running and I'll be lucky enough to train on the course but I need some help w/ trail shoes if I decide to take the plunge.

So trail runners any shoe advice?

What type of terrain are you running on (Roots, Flat, Gravel, Technical, Fire Road, singletrack)?  It would make a difference in what shoe you buy.  Also, how much rain? Creek crossing? Hilly?

I think if she's going to do it, she might as well do the 50 miler.

The North Face® Endurance Challenge returns to Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail again in 2011. The course keeps runners on their toes with ever-changing terrain.

Overall, it consists of 50% singletrack, 30% dirt or gravel doubletrack, 10% gravel carriage road and 10% paved road.

Ratings: The Great Falls sections are highlighted by some intense elevation changes, with steep-but-run-able climbs up to 300 feet. The River Trail covers what is widely held as the marquee section the event: up to three miles of tip-toeing and hopping along bluffs high above the Potomac River. The tedious-but-scenic time it takes to cover this section is more than offset by cruising sections of undulating trail in the river basin.

No way!   She qualifies A standard for the JFK. 

2011-04-07 1:23 PM
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Only 214 pages?  I must say I'm a little disappointed.


2011-04-07 1:38 PM
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cadmus - 2011-04-07 2:23 PM Only 214 pages?  I must say I'm a little disappointed.

i know, right.

2011-04-07 1:45 PM
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dalessit - 2011-04-07 8:48 AM
swbkrun - 2011-04-07 11:18 AM
sdalessio - 2011-04-06 11:29 AM

So I'm thinking about doing something crazy and signing up for a 50k trail race in June.  I've done a little trail running and I'll be lucky enough to train on the course but I need some help w/ trail shoes if I decide to take the plunge.

So trail runners any shoe advice?

What type of terrain are you running on (Roots, Flat, Gravel, Technical, Fire Road, singletrack)?  It would make a difference in what shoe you buy.  Also, how much rain? Creek crossing? Hilly?

I think if she's going to do it, she might as well do the 50 miler.

The North Face® Endurance Challenge returns to Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail again in 2011. The course keeps runners on their toes with ever-changing terrain.

Overall, it consists of 50% singletrack, 30% dirt or gravel doubletrack, 10% gravel carriage road and 10% paved road.

Ratings: The Great Falls sections are highlighted by some intense elevation changes, with steep-but-run-able climbs up to 300 feet. The River Trail covers what is widely held as the marquee section the event: up to three miles of tip-toeing and hopping along bluffs high above the Potomac River. The tedious-but-scenic time it takes to cover this section is more than offset by cruising sections of undulating trail in the river basin.

 

I would highly recommend the Cascadia.... It's an all around good shoe and works well on the road as well....  Along with a pair (OR 2 in your special needs bag) of SMARTWOOL socks!!!

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