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30's Monday, July 23.

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Mornin' all!!<br><br>
Stuck at work all night. <img alt="icon_study.gif" src=""> Such is the life of a schlub (sp?) who is going on vacation. Yep. You heard me. Tuesday - at the crack of dawn - we are catching a flight to Cabo. Of course, they are predicting clouds and isolated T-storms for the first 3 days we are there. too bad. I am having fun, and no one is stopping me.<br><br>
While the scanner was doing its thing (I am taking a couple of files with me - on a flash drive), I was able to catch up on a few of the threads. You folks are a chatty crowd these days.<br><br>
Hope all your races went well this weekend. I will follow the thread for a little while - assuming there are replies at this GAWDAWFUL time of day, then will try to check in again tonite.<br><br>
Be well!!
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Just finished the 3rd and final <b>Cul-de-Sac 5k</b> from the series. My goal this year was to run each 5k faster than the previous... so... mission accomplished. Having the first one in 99 degree heat with a heat index of 103 helped with this goal. However when I showed up tonight, I really thought last weeks cool and overcast evening was going to throw a monky wrench in my plans.<br><br>
Last week was probably 80 degrees, cloudy and drizzle with some humidity and the threat of storms (but the storms never materialized).<br><br>
This week was mid 80's maybe not as humid as last week, but a bright sun and not much shade on the course. <b>However</b> I am not complaining, because as far as July evenings go, tonight was about as close to perfect as you can get.<br><br>
I started off strong, but intentionally held back in the first mile. I forgot to get my split. I hit mile 2 and didn't hit the split button, however I remember looking down, I think it was 13:20, maybe it was 13:22. I just stayed as smooth as I could. The guy I outkicked last week was about 10 yards ahead of me... <b><i>last week I passed him at mile 2... only to have him pass me at mile 3... only to pass him back at the finish line...</i></b> This week would be a different battle, sadly for me, with a different outcome. I passed him on the hill leading to mile 3, he passed me just before the 3rd mile marker, and I couldn't muster up the kick to get him at the line. I think he probably finished 5 seconds ahead of me. I did however finish a little higher up on the results page this week - 6th in AG (I was 7th in AG the last 2 times), and 39th overall. I was 44th overall last week, and 45th OA the first week.<br><br>
On a bright note, I did finish the race with a decent for me time: 20:45. so I won't complain. About 15 seconds off of a PR. and 46 seconds slower than I would have liked... but hey... I need to save something for <b>The Jay Mountain Marathon</b> this weekend. My times for the series went like this <b>21:54</b> - <b>21:01</b> - <b>20:45</b>.<br><br>
Speaking of <b>Jay</b> (The race director just sent us an email, they have extended the cutoff time (for making it to mile 19) by 30 minutes. The bad news: They've added 2 miles to the course, now it's approximately 33 miles (most of them brutal). Around Mile 30 I'll just need to remember to <b>Harden the F**k Up!</b>.<br><br>
Have a good night all!
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This wasn't a PR 5k <img alt="smile.gif" src=""> My PR is 20:30... but yeah... 33 miles this coming Saturday... after driving ummmm... 13 or so hours... with a 2 year old <img alt="smile.gif" src=""> We are splitting the trip up into 2 days of driving tho - and the flip down DVD player is being installed tomorrow! <img alt="hello2.gif" src="">
<b>Maria</b> This was mediocre pizza at best (Papa Johns) - however they were an avid supporter of this event - and I know they support lots of other events, so I won't diss them too hard. They just aren't as good as you NYC or Chicago folks are probably used to.<br><br>
I think if it was really good pizza... I might have been able to get that 19:50 I've been lusting over for some time now. Actually, I really want to find a fast 5k in the fall to do that. I haven't ever run a fall 5k, I think that might be the ticket for me.<br><br><b>ETA</b> Leaving RVA bound for VT on Thursday at the "A$$ Crack of Dawn"... We'll head up to CT on Thursday, then finish up the rest of the way to Jay on Friday. We're kind of skirting around NYC - we'll be taking the Tapanzee<sp> Bridge from NJ to White Plains I think it is New York.
I always welcome suggestions of that sort <img alt="smile.gif" src=""> Not sure if we'll be in that area or not. We're definately hitting <b>Jay/Troy</b>, <b>Burlington/Shelbourne/Vermont</b> and <b>Albany, NY</b> over the course of the trip. Probably Waterbury, CT on the way up as well, and Bowie, MD on the way home.
Well... they decided not to do the full challenge (with the kayaking, and Mtn Biking this year) they did decide to do the run.<br><br>
Next year he will do another adventure race (with other events), but he's not sure where it will be - or he hasn't posted details anyway.<br><br>
I think Dan the race director will keep some trail races going in Vermont, but I'm not sure if they will be at Jay.<br><br>
I did it last year, it was a hard race, and a Looooong day.<br><br>
Something tells me if you are the type of person that did the Mt Washington Hill climb and "liked it" you'd probably "like" Jay too.<br><br>
By like - I mean enjoy it in a high pain lactate haze sort of way. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="">
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