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Heys Guys-Time for a new thread-that one was too long<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Thanks so much for your advice on Richmond (Roots, Myron,Time,battmom). I'm going to sign up today-I think this is the last day for online registration. I actually had a really crappy run, 13 miles, today. But there are a lot of reasons why it was crappy so I'm going to try not to think about it. Regarding my speed for Richmond-I've done very little speed training (read 2 8 800 repeats and 1 4 800 repeats-which I bagged the other 4 b/c my hamstring was annoying me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> ) I think I will try and go with the 4.15 group just because I like the idea of running with a pace group and don't want to drop back to 4.30 yet. If it seems too hard I'll pull back early.<br>
Regarding our awesome team-We still have 100% participationwith usually only 1 occasionally 2 people resting per day. Everyone is still logging the points they committed too and more. This really is a great team. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
 

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Kruss, you'll do great. No worries.<br><br>
I raced a 10K this morning got a 2 minute PR or something like that. I'll post the points later and a race report. It's time for lunch and some college football.
 

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<b>Kruss</b> I'm glad to hear you'll be down for Richmond (not just because of the points you'll earn). I think you'll enjoy the course. I'm sure you'll have a good run. I think the 4:15 group will be a good match for you. It's a large enough race, that even if you fade, you'll likely end up with another 'impromptu' group.<br><br>
I ran about 4 miles warmup on some trails (loops of part of the 5k course), then I ran the 5k at a conservative semi-fast pace (7 min miles) - it's an offroad course, but not to technical, but lots of twists so lots of 'slow down/speed up' and some small hills for a little power work. Then I ran just shy of a 4 mile warm down and walked .25 miles or so back to my car. So I got some decent points today. 11 miles running, + race premium + .25 mile walk. I'll go post that now.
 

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Dude!!!!! You're my hero! 2 minute PR a week after running a 19 some minute Marathon PR!!!!! I want whatever it is that's in the water in Birmingham...<br><br><i><b>wait... remembering that Birmingham is the Pittsburgh of the south... maybe I don't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></b></i>
 

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<b>Tim</b> it never occured to me to ask - did you club put on the 10k Championships - or was it a local sports group? I know that Birmingham had the Olympic Marathon trials in 2004, and I think that the Powerman Alabama is down there too - so it's really getting to be quite a good running area it seems.
 

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yay Kruss!! It'll be great, truuuust me!!<br><br>
myron-ever ride with RABA? I'm off to give it a whirl, hopefully bikers are as great as runners!!
 

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Ok-I'm registered for Richmond-Scary thought<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I'm watching the pre race coverage for NY thinking there is no way I could do 26.2 today. So lots of rest (and not a lot of VRAA pts<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> ) this week.<br><br>
Tim-Way to go on the PR!!!! Congratulations!<br><br>
Team H scored an amazing 339 pts on Sat. Apparently Tim recovers from marathons by racing (and setting a new PR) a 10K and roots recovers by running 20 miles on a beautiful Sat morning! Thanks to all members of team H for keeping us strong I *think* we may have held onto 1st this weekend b/c of a strong Sat but we see what happens when everything gets reported tomorrow. I love this team-Can we stay together for the next round? BTW we are at 7,739 after reporting Sat scores.
 

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Tim--congrats on the PR!<br><br>
I have my long run today (11) but not until this afternoon--and it's supposed to be 70 degrees outside! A little warm for November in Missouri. So that will be some good points for me. The HM we're shooting for is in the afternoon on a Sunday so it will be good to see how we feel versus a morning run--but I don't know if it will be this warm at the end of December--I kind of doubt it.<br><br>
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Congrats on the PR, Tim. You're a machine!<br><br>
Thanks for the recap, kruss. We're holding on.<br><br>
Fall is finally here. Chilly 28F at 7am this morning. Ran 8 more trail miles this morning amongst the fallen leaves. I love it!<br><br>
All you Richmond racers - kruss, Myron, batmomm - don't overly worry about VRAA points this week. Do what you need to stay loose. Come Sunday, with your race, we'll put the hurt on the rest of the field!
 

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I've done some RABA rides a long time ago... and also ridden with some RABA members who also raced (back in my bike racing days in the 90's). They are a good group. You'll have fun!<br><br>
I always enjoyed the Saturday Morning Breakfast Ride up to Ashland.
 

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Sorry for being a slacker on Saturday - my entire day was taken up with the University of Oregon football game. ESPN Gameday, the drive to Eugene (2 hrs), tailgating, the game itself, post-game celebration, and the longer drive back to Portland (3 hrs). I need the extra hour we got today!<br><br>
I'll be doing a 5 mile run later today, the current limit to my mileage per my podiatrist. He has put no limits on my <i>pace</i>, so I am probably going to do a 5 mile race next Sunday. Get the extra 5 points! I won't be able to run it very fast; I'll be happy to average 7:15/mi pace. By comparison, the last race I ran was a HM in July, and my overall pace was 6:48. But I need to get an accurate race time to plug into the McMillan calculator so I can figure out what paces I need to use for tempo and interval runs.
 

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Yes, the Vulcan 10K is put on by the Birmingham Track Club. The race director is in the club and club members volunteer and all that. The Powerman Duathlon is promoted by Team Magic, which is the tri club. The Olympic Mens qualifier was put on by the Mercedes Marathon team. The Mercedes race director is the owner of the Trak Shak, a local running store chain that promotes a lot of races. She's the real driving force behind the marathon. The Vulcan weekend, used to be the marathon weekend too. Now the Vulcan 10K is bigger and the marathon is bigger since the two events are now seperate and have seperate corporate sponsors. We also have the Xterra Southeast Regional Championship here in Birmingham too. That's an awesome event and it's in the state park. The starting line is about 7 miles from my front door. So, yeah, our running/sporting community is strong and thriving. [for a smallerish type of city]
 

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Cool! Sounds alot like Richmond. We have the Mid Atlantic Regional Xterra championship here. It's a fun event to watch. They also have a fun "urban trail" 10k, that I like to run the day before the X-Terra.<br><br>
Richmond's starting to get more support to, our club is good with the volunteering, but the driving force seems to be the Richmond Sports Backers. They put on the Marathon, the Monument Ave 10k, and they brought in the World Duathlon Championships, which was a great event.<br><br>
Richmond's also a 'smallish city' compared to VaBeach/Norfolk and the DC Area.
 

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Yeah, I ran my first trail race at the Xterra weekend this year. It was the Xterra Trail run 10K, held on the Friday of the weekend. The 10K race course if the same loop that is used on Sunday as part of the full Xterra distance race and let me tell you, it's a monster. The trail run was so hard! Harder than my first marathon. The up and down elevation changes are huge, and the course is very technical. I've got a revenge date set with that race next year!!!
 

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I would like that too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> So whomever is organizing next time - please put us together <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Even if we can't stay together, I'll look back on this as a VERY postive experience. I think that all of us worked together well as a team. Nobody slacked. Everyone pulled there weight (and then some). This has been a true <b>Dream Team</b>.
 

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Hey guys - not a lot of time since the Pats are on. I ran my 5 mile race today. It was an automatic PR since I've never raced that distance before. I finished in 42<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad">x. Not as fast as the rest of this lot, but I was very happy with it! So 25 points for me today!!
 

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I checked the official results and they have me finishing at 41:07. I forgot to stop my watch at the end. So better than I originally thought!
 

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I just got back from a 7.5 mile fairly easy run... then a .25 mile warm down walk.<br><br>
I'll probabaly run 3-4 miles tomorrow, 4-6 miles on Wednesday, and 2-3 miles really really easy on Friday.<br><br>
The marathon is of course Saturday....
 
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