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Originally posted by khmark7:
I know some people who are running in Vegas, but I don't expect to be there. If I am there it will be last minute and probably for the half-marathon. Should be fun.

Good Luck.


Thanks! It should be a blast running the strip at night. I hope I'm in good shape to run on a Sunday night after a friday and sat in Vegas.

Wish this run was on a sat night instead of Sunday.
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Originally posted by pape du neuf:
I had to share this. I'll feel young again as I'm jogging tonight.

The century mark


Thanks for sharing. In Toronto just a few weeks ago there was also an 80+ yr man who broke a record running the marathon in something like 3:15 mins....which is amazing considering that is the time needed to qualify for Boston if you are 40+ yrs.
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Originally posted by T Dub:
Despite some knee/IT band problems and having had too much wine and food at Lotus of Siam friday night I was able to power thru my first 1/2 marathon.

What a rush it was to see all that hard work pay off.

Up Next the full!

Congratulations, T Dub!
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Originally posted by T Dub:
Despite some knee/IT band problems and having had too much wine and food at Lotus of Siam friday night I was able to power thru my first 1/2 marathon.

What a rush it was to see all that hard work pay off.

Up Next the full!


Several people from my running club ran the same Vegas half-marathon. I haven't had time to ask them how it went. How was it running down the Strip?? My IT band issues are only now resolving after 2-3 months. Looking forward to being healthy!!
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Originally posted by gigabit:
I've been working on my 4-mile time - trying to get it back to a respectable level.

I've been doing some 5-mile runs as well.

This was much, much easier when I was younger...and lighter.


I haven't run since vegas. I have found out that i actually ran a half marathon on a broken leg! HA!

Looking forward to getting back out there though as I can feel the body slipping.
Very casual runner but in the last two weeks have upped the ante to running 3 miles 6 times per week (which is a lot for me). I've really enjoyed it and now I'm thinking about buying some trail running shoes for a trip coming up (and for occasional use at home).
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Half Moon Bay Half-Marathon official time 1:35:08
A beautiful course along the ocean, but very hilly and potholed... My goal of a sub-90 half marathon was thwarted. Finished 3rd in my age group.


Great job TPE! 1:35 is still a great time!
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Originally posted by Clrv:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Half Moon Bay Half-Marathon official time 1:35:08
A beautiful course along the ocean, but very hilly and potholed... My goal of a sub-90 half marathon was thwarted. Finished 3rd in my age group.


Great job TPE! 1:35 is still a great time!

Thanks buddy... Much appreciated... I am HURTIN right now...I've got kankles.

Aisha broke off a 1:47:13 and was the 17th place female... Very proud of her.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Half Moon Bay Half-Marathon official time 1:35:08
A beautiful course along the ocean, but very hilly and potholed... My goal of a sub-90 half marathon was thwarted. Finished 3rd in my age group.

Well done. My knees hurt just reading your post.
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Originally posted by Clrv:
So who's cooking dinner tonight... I'm sure you are both laid on the couch Smile

Great job to the both you!

No cooking! I am rehabbing on the couch with a prescription of football and takeout burritos! And a well-deserved margarita... Aisha had eschewed all alcohol for the past month (I am not that disciplined), so we will enjoy a celebratory drink tonight together.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Half Moon Bay Half-Marathon official time 1:35:08
A beautiful course along the ocean, but very hilly and potholed... My goal of a sub-90 half marathon was thwarted. Finished 3rd in my age group.


Well done!

D has been running a lot here in Santa Fe,( 40-50 per week) and commenting on both the elevation she has been running at ( 7500-10,000 ft) and the steep hills.

She is thinking how easy ( and flat) it will be when she gets back to Dallas.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Half Moon Bay Half-Marathon official time 1:35:08
A beautiful course along the ocean, but very hilly and potholed... My goal of a sub-90 half marathon was thwarted. Finished 3rd in my age group.


Nice job. That would be a fun one to do.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Half Moon Bay Half-Marathon official time 1:35:08
A beautiful course along the ocean, but very hilly and potholed... My goal of a sub-90 half marathon was thwarted. Finished 3rd in my age group.


Well done!

D has been running a lot here in Santa Fe,( 40-50 per week) and commenting on both the elevation she has been running at ( 7500-10,000 ft) and the steep hills.

She is thinking how easy ( and flat) it will be when she gets back to Dallas.

Wow, you have to have some serious lungs to be running that much at such a high altitude... VERY IMPRESSIVE!
High altitudes kicked my butt this summer. I climbed a mountain of volcanic gravel starting at 8000 or 9000 feet and 95 degrees and had to stop to catch my breath several times. I climbed a large sand dune 3/4 of a mile in 106 degree heat at 5000+ altitude for a great view and quickly became sorry I attempted it, but too embarassed to quit and turn back. We both walked up to Zabriskie Point in Death Valley in 123 degree heat, but at least it was at low altitude.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
High altitudes kicked my butt this summer. I climbed a mountain of volcanic gravel starting at 8000 or 9000 feet and 95 degrees and had to stop to catch my breath several times. I climbed a large sand dune 3/4 of a mile in 106 degree heat at 5000+ altitude for a great view and quickly became sorry I attempted it, but too embarassed to quit and turn back. We both walked up to Zabriskie Point in Death Valley in 123 degree heat, but at least it was at low altitude.

That is crazy! I would probably pass out and wake up to the vultures circling my body!
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Great job TPE. Although just short of your goal, that is a pretty amazing time


many thanks Jcocktosten. Smile Jorge invited me out to do the Miami Marathon, so hopefully I will find myself out in south FL in the not-too-distant future. 13 miles was tough... 26 is really going to require some serious mental strength... I would really love to qualify for the Boston Marathon, so I need to post a 3:05 or under.
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Originally posted by wine+art:

Well done!

D has been running a lot here in Santa Fe,( 40-50 per week) and commenting on both the elevation she has been running at ( 7500-10,000 ft) and the steep hills.

She is thinking how easy ( and flat) it will be when she gets back to Dallas.


Awesome. She's gonna have a blast when she gets back to Dallas. I spent a couple of summers training in Colorado before heading back to sea level in time for the XC season. When I'd return to Miami, I'd spend 24 - 48 hours adjusting to humidity, and then I couldn't tire myself out for about 10 days. It was an incredible feeling. I'd go on hard 15 - 18 mile runs, stop, and just stand around thinking "hm. that was easy" while thinking of how unsatisfying my run felt.

TPE, the ING Miami course is flat, and plenty of people PR on it. If it rains, it isn't a particularly big deal because it's January and the humidity isn't the typical summer humidity. And in fairness to the event, it's rained a noticeable amount 4 out of 10 times, and the temperature at start time is typically lower than the start temperature at Boston (it's in the mid - low 60's, Boston is typically in the high 70's).

To JC's point, winning times are not impressive because the prize purse is practically non-existent, and the timing is not well-aligned with seasonal peaks for elites (too late for NYC, way too early for Boston or US Championships).

There's also a Half-Marathon in the same event (it's a split race) in case you aren't ready for 26.2 by January, or decide you wanna have a little more fun while you're in town!

If you decide to make a long trip out of it, I usually have a pig roast the week after the marathon, just sayin'...
FKG- best advice I can give is just to get out there and do it! Anything that can give your heart a workout is good... And within three weeks of running, you will be amazed at how even with the distances getting longer, the less tired you feel. I have never really enjoyed hitting the gym (unless it is a basketball gym), but running along the beaches of the Keys has to be as beautiful as running along the waterfront in SF is.
Anything sub 2 hrs for a half marathon is moving right along in my opinion. I think you are all a little nuts however....I ran enough in the 4 years of college when I played tennis for 2 life times...im done running, have zero desire, unless im getting chased I guess.

In school we would have 3 hr practices and then have to run 2 miles in under 12 minutes, if we didnt, we would have to do 100 stadiums. Thank god I was able to do it, I was in the best shape of my life.

Im pretty much a slug now Big Grin
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Anything sub 2 hrs for a half marathon is moving right along in my opinion. I think you are all a little nuts however....I ran enough in the 4 years of college when I played tennis for 2 life times...im done running, have zero desire, unless im getting chased I guess.

In school we would have 3 hr practices and then have to run 2 miles in under 12 minutes, if we didnt, we would have to do 100 stadiums. Thank god I was able to do it, I was in the best shape of my life.

Im pretty much a slug now Big Grin
I’m with you Marc. I have bad knees so running is pretty much over for me now, but even if it wasn’t I would have a hard time running for hours as I just don’t have the desire anymore. Funny, we had a similar test when I played baseball in college. We had double days before spring ball and we had to run a 6 min mile every day before practice. Those that couldn’t do it had to run 5 more miles. I made it in 6 mins every time for 4 years. Now I probably couldn’t make it in 12.
I am with both of you guys... I had sworn off city running... Major surgery on my left knee has left me with hardly any cartilage, as well as operations on my right ankle and left foot had relegated me to a treadmill. But seeing my brother compete and become world ranked in double ultra triathlons and watching my gf train and hitting the pavement with her to keep her motivated, ended up motivating me... I am really glad I did it. The pain was worth it. I believe I once read: "pain is temporary, finishing is forever." I am looking forward to checking off a full marathon.
I have done six full marathons and numerous half marathons in California when I was much younger. Hurts my body too much. These days I am mostly at the gym or mountain biking.
Have you run the SF Marathon? It is a very nice view running across the Golden Gate bridge. Keep up the good work, TPE.
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Originally posted by rho:
I have done six full marathons and numerous half marathons in California when I was much younger. Hurts my body too much. These days I am mostly at the gym or mountain biking.
Have you run the SF Marathon? It is a very nice view running across the Golden Gate bridge. Keep up the good work, TPE.

Hi rho: thanks for the encouraging words. Have not done a full marathon yet. Only ran my first half marathon in sept (half moon bay), and this will be my second. Will run my first full marathon in a couple months. Training hard for a sub 3. I turn 35 this year and have set two goals for myself- run a marathon in under 3 hours and I haven't been able to dunk since college, so after I do the marathon I will start training to be able to dunk just one more time. Father Time is undefeated- I plan on handing him his first loss. Smile

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