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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lysa Price, Ladies and Gents! NYC Nike Half

Go Lysa Go! What a hottie! She looks like she barely did anything but hung out and had grapes peeled for her! How is that possible? I felt like A*@$# afterwards!

Monday, July 28, 2008

NIKE Half-Marathon 7/27/08

So, can we talk about yesterday? It started with a bang, and ended with a fizzle, at least for me. I had rested all day Saturday (after a light 5 mile jog), carbo-loaded 3 days in advance, got to bed early, stretched like crazy...and yet...

I started fast, running and dodging slower peeps (who were obviously in the wrong corral). I ran too fast till mile 6, when I hit a wall. It was slow and painful from there on out.

And what's the deal with the Age Graded time? Is that why I feel so tired out? Is it so amazing that a 35 year old should finish a race, that they actually take a couple minutes off one's time? Thanks, but no thanks!

Lysa Price: 2:46:26 Age Graded 2:45:01
Anthony Cheong: 2:04:16 Age Graded 2:03:20
Gabs: 2:01:37 Age Graded 2:00:07
Jen Jennings: 2:05:29 Age Graded 2:03:57
Pooja Pandit: 1:57:50 Age Graded 1:57:45

Who did I miss? I know Cecilia was out there, but I can't remember her last name! Sad Face! She ran by me and slapped me on the bee-hind! It was the most pleasant part of the race.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Running Cleveland Style

July 4th weekend I went "home" to Cleveland. It's a beautiful place to run, and I was looking forward to some nice dirt paths and dreamy hills and dales(if I knew what those were, I might not like them, but they sound nice..). I decided to try a group this time around, maybe to understand what a newcomer would feel coming to my team.

I chose one that runs in the Metroparks, thousands of miles of said hills and dales. I ran with a group called Southeast Running Club. I showed up at 8a.m. A nice man in his late 50's, early 60's introduced himself as John, the "Gabby" of the club. As his friends slowly arrived, I realized I was going to be the only woman and the only person under 60 years old, and also that these guys were old friends for 30+ years. It was slightly awkward, but the men were kind in allowing an outsider into their inner circle. And John kindly ran alongside me, a jog for him, a run for me. These guys were pretty darn fast!

Cheers! Gentlemen! You are an inspiration!