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Yesterday there was a lot of talk about Fantasy sports, and I had brought up the idea of Fantasy Philly Kick Runners. And there seemed to be some minor interest. Here's what I propose...<br><br>
Step1: Everybody who's running in one of the events in Philly (and wants to participate) will state their goal time for Philly, along with some kind of explanation as to why they predict that time for themselves. In other words, you could say "I'm shooting for a 2:00 HM. My current PR is 2:10, but I'm confident that I can beat that by 10 minutes because I've been training harder, blah blah blah". This part is only valid for the people who are running in Philly, of course.<br><br>
Step2: Everybody reads thru all the predictions and drafts a "team" of 3 Philly runners. This part is available to anybody, whether you are in Philly or not. You choose one person running the Full Marathon, one running the Half, and one running the 8k. I'd suggest that you can't choose yourself, to gaurantee that you don't sandbag at the end to nail your exact time. Your goal is to choose people based on how close you think they will come to their own prediction. If somebody predicts a 2:00:00 HM for themselves, but they end up with a 1:55:00, then their time is 5 minutes. Same thing if they ran 2:05:00. You add up the results for the 3 people on your team, and the player whose "team" came closest to the predictions wins.<br><br>
Now, there are a couple more details needed to be worked out. First, how would we conduct our draft? Frankly, I think the easiest thing would just be for everybody to choose whoever they want. With 3 runners per team, we'd run out of runners quite quickly if only allowed a runner to be one team. If someone has a better idea, please speak up.<br><br>
Next, I think it's easier to come close to a predicted time for a shorter race than for a longer one. In other words, being off by one minute in a Full is a lot harder than being off by one minute in an 8k. So should we say that your team's overall time would be: your marathoner's offset, plus twice your HMer's offset, plus 5x your 8ker's offset? I hope you guys understand what I'm asking...<br><br>
Well, I've spent enough time thinking about this for now. If enough people have interest, we can start a new thread in the 30s Club to continue the topic...<br><br>
As for me, I got in a nice <b>east</b> 3 miles last night. I've got a long slow hill run planned for tonight. I hope the weather doesn't suck too much.<br>
Have a great day, folks. Oh by the way, today's the due date, but still no baby...
 

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G'morning folks.<br><br>
(From yesterday's posting....)<br><br><b>Korbel -</b>ooh.. good luck with the potential new job offer! Don't keep us in the dark too long on the details! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><b>Moonie</b> - Holy crap! You have been SERIOUSLY working on those guns since the pig! Excellent photos, to boot!<br><br>
Got another 2.25 walk in yesterday morning, with .50 run. I'd thought about going for a repeat, but later in the day, the foot was telling me that while it was "okay", that a repeat would not be such a swooft idea.<br><br>
Yoga on tap for tonight.. a total planned rest day on Thurs, and then I'm back on the 'mill for Friday.<br><br><b>GatorBob</b>- Any updates on miss Maggie, as today is the "Doctor estimated" due date!<br><br>
And now I'm drawing a blank on everything else that went on here yesterday. Maybe breakfast will help my memory a bit!<br><br>
Have a great day, folks!
 

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What a week <b>Dom</b> is having! He finishes marathon from hell and then gets a promotion!<br><br>
Can you spread a <i>little of that this way</i>? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I like the idea <b>Bob</b>--I will have to think about my times, etc. I also need to get in on GatorSparky's pool, I guess.<br><br><b>Roo</b>--cute story. At the college level it goes like this: "<i>What</i>? We have a midterm Monday?" I also had my first go round with cheating. Ick. However, it was also very obvious, so I think the consequences will be clear.<br><br>
I'd like to publicly thank <b>Moe</b> for making my yesterday interesting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">. Hence her posting yesterday about thyroid/boob/crushes--our conversation was rather random, t so we just wanted to see what you all would have to contribute. $.25 is on it's way.<br><br><b>BigG</b>- I see you there! How's the job?<br><br><b>Running</b> yesterday was fan-tastic, wasn't it? I got in 6 and although windy I was so happy to actually be feeling a bit cold that I practically skipped through it.<br><br>
BTW, I am doing TCM next year. After seeing this year's carnage and my own struggle through it last year, I've got a bone to pick with that course. Who's in?<br><br>
Come on, you know you wanna...fall meet up for 30's??<br><br>
GREAT opening page story, <b>Voo</b>! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
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cheating is WAY worse at the college level. i had student who may or may not have been last year (look...i really marked the right answer and it will bump my grade from a D to a C....he'd had the test for 20 mins by that time....).<br><br>
he took ME to the dean. the whole thing was made infinitely worse by the fact that this was a student older than me who was this tobacco chewing woman hating chump.... grf....<br><br>
also wait until someone shows up 20 minutes late to your test. that's also fun.<br><br>
morning all! finally below 90 today! yay! its supposed to be in the 50's. Hellooooo little suede dress and boots!!!!<br>
Bout damn time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br>
Run with pup after work.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><b>MOON</b>!!!! You look awesome, buddy!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"><br><br><b>Sara</b> Hanker is on prednesone for minute too... go go go.... literally.<br><br>
If you missed it last night... <b>WOO HOO DOM!!!!!!</b>
 

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Hello... I'm venturing in here for the first time. I'm usually relaxing over there in the PRT, but I thought I'd come say hi and check the place out. Is there a secret handshake or something I need to learn? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I have a skills assessment test for nursing school in a couple of hours - the head-to-toe assessment. This semester is going by so fast, but it is so much!!! I've barely seen the light of day lately with studying and everything. In two weeks we start clinicals - with real live people! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/shock.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Shock"><br><br>
Have a great day everybody!
 

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Good morning!<br>
Just got 2.5 miles in since I skipped my run yesterday. Felt good to stretch the legs, ya know? Now I'm heading to the gym for an upper body workout.<br><br><b>Moon</b>, great race photos!!<br><br><b>Becca,</b> I'm not sure about the Dirty Bird yet. I'm kind of shooting for both Chilly Cheeks and Ugly Mudder. Do you think you'll do either of those?
 

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Hey folks!! Got some much needed rain last night and now the temps are getting into a reasonable range!!!<br><br>
Got a great bike ride in yesterday, at the gym though! Tonight I think is elliptical and weights!<br><br>
I am very honored to be on <b>Myron's</b> beer pong fantasy team!!! Trust me, you drafter well on that one, I got skeeeeels!!!<br><br><b>Bob</b> Since I am not running Philly but will be there if you need an official record keeper, I will do it!!! I think it is such a neat idea!!!!!<br><br><b>re: cheating</b> I have busted people many times. Usually it starts out with me saying "How dumb do you think I am?", they know they are busted and it all dissolves from there. Makes me so mad though. If you do what you are supposed to in my class you will learn and you will pass. If you mess with me, you will still be appealing to the dean a year later to no avail. While our dean is a flake, she backs her teachers up!<br><br><b>Dom</b> do we get details today?! Congrats!!<br><br><b>Heather</b> can't wait to see the updated Boblet list, a few more people dropped off, no?<br><br>
This isn't really a QOD but more a self serving question...anyone read anything good lately?! I am in desperate need of some good stuff to read. Help me people!!!
 

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i thought you were larry.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br>
sorry. i am totally my dad's kid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
hi 30n04! welcome.
 

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Ooofff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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Mornin' gang!<br><br>
I thought of fantasy leagues from my neck of the woods: Fantasy Ice Fishing, Fantasy Bootlegging, Fantasy Bingo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><b>Korbel</b> congrats on the promotion! Awesome!<br><br>
Nice pics <b>Moon</b>!<br><br>
Welcome <b>Thirtyin04</b>...nice to meet ya!<br><br>
Today Lena goes for her second round of vaccinations. I'm not looking forward to it. She hasn't been feeling 100% the last few days. I think she's teething, but I'm not totally sure. Is it too early for that? Anyway, the needles certainly won't make her feel much better.<br><br><b>Lori</b> I just finished reading Into the Wild by Jon Kraukauer. Interesting story. I'm looking forward to catching the movie when I can.
 

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Mornin folks<br><br>
Just sitting here in the car waiting for swim coach to open the pool.<br><br>
Got a nice easy run in last night... 6miles in about 55:30. One faster mile that still felt easy. I've been going w/o HRM lately and am liking it, my runs are faster and feel easier.<br><br>
Good runs 2day
 

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Hey there.<br><br>
The weather is supposed to start acting more normal today. I slept well overnight.<br><br>
It seems weird that I'm doing weekday runs of over 6 miles in length. Back at the end of July, I was still working towards getting my long run to over 6 miles.<br><br>
Gotta say that <b>Moon</b> was looking pretty fit in those tri photos. Him and me may have to have a posedown in Philly.
 

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Morning everyone,<br><br>
welcome <b>30in04</b><br><br><b>Craney</b> you know I am back at TCM next year! revenge shall be sweet indeed.<br><br><b>Roo</b> nothing worse than a cheater who does not get it..<br><br>
well I am absolutely crushed to report that I cannot be in Philly. last night at dinner DW had given me the go ahead and then suddenly she stopped everything she was saying and remembered, we have scheduled my DD's 5th birthday party that weekend. Kids party saturday and family party sunday. no other date works to get the grandparents there so I am toast. At lunch yesterday I had my friggin flights and a hotel picked out, just waiting to make the purchase after I had it cleared with DW. I legitimately bummed that I do not get to play with the cool kids. You have all been so kind in your words about my run Sunday and I was looking forward to buying you all a beer to say thanks.<br><br>
okay now on to the good stuff. Thanks for the job kudos gang, it honestly came out of nowhere. I have been in the discussion about restructuring because I am in HR so I knew sort of what was going on. However, they have offered me a management position over a full product line. Keep in mind here, I know almost nothing about the product or running a business in general. They told me they wanted a leader, change agent and communicator in this job and they would teach me the other stuff. great compliment about how strongly they believe in me.<br><br>
The crash and burn risk here is gigantic for me, but as weird as this sounds. after what I endured Sunday, how freakin hard can a new job be?<br><br>
I think I need a boblet to be born today or I am trouble of falling off the list!!
 

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oh and the wine tasting was incredible, I had maybe the best reisling I have ever had and may have found a red that I enjoy...plus the food was freakin great.
 

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Good Morning<br><br>
I need to go back and finish reading yesterday's thread but first.....<br><br><b>Clare</b> how old is Lena? If she is teething she will be a little crankier than usual. I can't remember how old my kids were when they started teething. I remember them drooling a lot, and anything they touched went into their mouths to chew on. I always gave them a little bit of baby tylenol before their vaccinations. Gives you a head start on any low grade fever, or soreness that Lena may develop.<br><br><b>Lori</b> I love to read....what kind of books do you like?<br><br>
I started the One hour runner program on Monday, so today will be day 2 of week one.
 

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Howdy peeps<br><br>
I don't like fall for the shorter days. Ugh. Very sleepy.<br><br>
I've got tap on tap tonight, but I'm planning to head to the Y before class so I can get in2 miles on the TM. Philly Half Training, condensed version, W1 commenced with my 10K race, so I have 2 and 2 left for the week. I plan to swim at least once as well.<br><br><b>Dom!!!!</b> Great news! Good luck to you!<br><br><b>Melissa</b>, you can give me a quarter in Philly!<br><br><b>Moonie</b>...holy moley. My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw your arms. In a very good way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><b>Lori</b>, you might want to check our <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12451" target="_blank">Torque's book swap thread</a> in the PRT.<br><br>
Was there more? I think there was more. I just can't think.<br><br>
Moe
 
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