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2018-04-15 5:20 PM
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Subject: RE: First Race- South Shore Half Marathon
Originally posted by Rollergirl

I did a sprint duathlon today (with shorter runs and longer bike) instead of the long ride I had planned.

Hope everybody had a good weekend!



Good on you Natalie for finishing the Du. Those are surprisingly difficult races with that second run off the bike.

I saw a shirt a couple years ago that on the front side said something like, "I hate Duathlon". On the back of the shirt it said "I'd rather drown once than run twice." Pretty much sums it up!

Best,

Steve


2018-04-16 9:16 AM
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Subject: RE: First Race- South Shore Half Marathon
It was just training, with a lot less running than the actual sprint I have signed up for (and a slightly longer bike). all at a comfortable pace.
2018-04-16 3:33 PM
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Subject: RE: April Weekend coming...anyone riding outside yet?

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So we're coming up on a weekend. Hopefully it's starting to warm up for you. We're finally supposed to get over 60 this weekend...but with rain. That's likely to kill any outdoor riding for me. More fun on the indoor trainer I guess.

Anybody riding outside yet?

Steve

I've gotten a couple outdoor rides in but apparently Mother Nature didn't get the memo announcing Spring is here as it's snowing today - AGAIN.

2018-04-16 3:47 PM
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Subject: RE: First Race- South Shore Half Marathon

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Held 8:55 to 9:00 min pace for the first 10 miles, started out feeling good but the last 2 miles weren’t fun. Finished in just over 2 Hours.

Congrats on your finish Rob!  Good job.

2018-04-17 4:00 AM
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Subject: Boston Maraton

Did anyone else watch the Boston Marathon?

Desi Linden became the first American women in 33-years to win the race.  She survived what was perhaps the most brutal conditions I've ever seen for a major marathon - 35-40 degrees, HARD rain most of the race, wind upwards of 15-25 mph.  Sarah Silvers, yes another American, was second - a bit over 4:00 behind Linden.

On the men's side, Yuki Kawauchi won by over 2:30.  Yuki said after the race, "For me, today was the best conditions possible."  That really highlights how important the mental side of sport is.  Everyone there had to battle through the same conditions - yet big name after big name dropped out behind the leaders.

While the times were slow and there really wasn't a race at the end, overall this was one of the most entertaining races I recall seeing in a long time.  The coach side of me loves seeing people dig deep and overcome adversity.  This race was adversity squared.

 

2018-04-17 8:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Boston Maraton
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Did anyone else watch the Boston Marathon?

Desi Linden became the first American women in 33-years to win the race.  This race was adversity squared.

 




Sadly, I missed it. No TV's at work. When I worked from home I had the race on every year.

Boston is challenging enough without nasty weather. When I ran it in 2007 there was a Noreaster that came in the day before. It dumped rain the day prior but most of the rain was gone by the race time. But the wind was relentless. Boston is a rare point-to-point race, so if the wind is coming from the east it's in your face the entire time. Throw in some consistent hills on the back end and it can make for a long day.


2018-04-17 10:30 PM
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Sorry I missed the Marathon.  Sounds like it would have been a good one to watch.

Rob - Congrats on your race.  Sounded like a job well done to me.

2018-04-19 6:44 PM
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Subject: RE: Gray Guys/Girls Maturing Triathlete - Always OPEN
I had a friend from college run the Boston marathon on Monday. Her and her little sister were training for the same one my brother was teaining for. The both finished in under 4 hrs which was respectable. Last summer she was posting some of her run workouts and I noticed the looked a lot like mine. I asked is she was doing the FIRST plan and she said she was. She did a 3:15 marathon. I figured she had run about 20 marathons by now but found out last week Boston was only her 3rd. She has done a half every year she hasn’t been pregnant but like me not many fills. I tracked her progress but didn’t get the crazy leader’s results until my wife read an article to me yesterday. My brother asked me today if I wanted to do the 2020 Boston marathon if he can qualify after the Yeti 100 this year. There are some big ifs there. :-). I have to focus on a top 10 age group finish at the Boulder 70.3 right now. I was fun following Boston this year.
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