cthulhia: (Default)
Year15K Total Time (pace)5K split10K split
20091:42:49 (11:02)33:25 (10:45)1:07:22 (10:50) / 33:57 (10:55)
2008(1:56:25-7:20)
est. net: 1:49:05 (11:42)
(42:15-7:20)
est. net: 34:55 (11:14)
(1:18:46-7:20)
est. net: 1:11:26 (11:30)
2007chip/net: 1:54:48 (12:19)35:01 (11:17)1:13:16 (11:48)
2006chip/net: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip/net: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip/net: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip/net: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip/net: 2:06:18 (13:33)
20011:59:00 (probably chip/net time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip/net time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip/net time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)

My left foot had blisters (from the new sandals?), cracks (from those otherwise adorable finger-shoes?) & was generally sore (from the old sneakers & sandals?), plus I had apparently completely failed to pack socks (and discovered this as I was setting out my race clothes before bed on Saturday. It's possible they escaped the car during the dragon boat race in Ithaca). All this stressed me out enough the night before that I considered bailing altogether on the run. (Except, it's my 13th year... and it looks better to write Our Plebe and tell him to stick it out if I do the same, right?)

I borrowed my sister's socks, slathered the aquaphor (ointment) on the parts of the foot not already under a bandaid (and along all the reachable seams of my shiny new bra and shorts), took a full dose of advil and hoped that maybe if my foot is Already Hurting then pain won't slow me down in the 7th mile, like it always does.

It worked!

[livejournal.com profile] delcavallo could not meet me at the finish line party, since Whore's Lay Manor is consuming every free moment before Pennsic. And... the number I have for KH no longer works. I at least remembered to bring my cell phone, which caused the race to pass in many fine "is this twitterable?" moments (which, in general, does make me find my own life more interesting, I can only hope people on twit|book agree). I was managing to only stop after each 5K split -- giving extra motivation to Not stop and text. Probably the first time ever that I ran steadily from the post-10K water stop to the finish line, and what a difference that made! At 11:25, the last 5K pace was still significantly higher than the first 2, but better than the total pace of any of my previous years!

So, yay! And that's without strictly following the Hal Higdon plan, but with the discovery of the pretty ~9 mile route around Mystic Lakes, which has helped me get used to running that length far more regularly, even though it's also introduced me to the Danish Pastry shop. As long as I take the Long Way, I can indulge. (o:

::

More notes as I recall them, but, for starters: I've been wearing braids for a couple years now, why all of a sudden start in with the "Go... er, Pigtails!"? Seriously, people.

Also, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that I really was sprinting to out of earshot every time some well-meaning spectators blasted Michael Jackson at us. I hope that's not the only reason this year's time is so improved.

(Or, getting past the woman whose handmade shirt indicated that she was running in memory of the King of Pop. Someone else had a poorly lettered memorial shirt that seemed to say "1553-1998". I was wondering what finally killed off her vampire friend who probably never came out to watch the race anyway... Running can be the Most Boring Tedium ever, so... it can take very little data to build an entire story with which to entertain yourself for, well, not so much miles, as a few hundred yards, until the next amusing shirt or sign or whathaveyou. If I could record my thoughts during a race, convert them into sharable data, it'd be awesome!)
cthulhia: (shades and braids)
Year15K Total Time (pace)5K split10K split
20091:42:49 (11:02)33:25 (10:45)1:07:22 (10:50) / 33:57 (10:55)
2008(1:56:25-7:20)
est. net: 1:49:05 (11:42)
(42:15-7:20)
est. net: 34:55 (11:14)
(1:18:46-7:20)
est. net: 1:11:26 (11:30)
2007chip/net: 1:54:48 (12:19)35:01 (11:17)1:13:16 (11:48)
2006chip/net: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip/net: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip/net: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip/net: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip/net: 2:06:18 (13:33)
20011:59:00 (probably chip/net time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip/net time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip/net time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)

My left foot had blisters (from the new sandals?), cracks (from those otherwise adorable finger-shoes?) & was generally sore (from the old sneakers & sandals?), plus I had apparently completely failed to pack socks (and discovered this as I was setting out my race clothes before bed on Saturday. It's possible they escaped the car during the dragon boat race in Ithaca). All this stressed me out enough the night before that I considered bailing altogether on the run. (Except, it's my 13th year... and it looks better to write Our Plebe and tell him to stick it out if I do the same, right?)

I borrowed my sister's socks, slathered the aquaphor (ointment) on the parts of the foot not already under a bandaid (and along all the reachable seams of my shiny new bra and shorts), took a full dose of advil and hoped that maybe if my foot is Already Hurting then pain won't slow me down in the 7th mile, like it always does.

It worked!

[livejournal.com profile] delcavallo could not meet me at the finish line party, since Whore's Lay Manor is consuming every free moment before Pennsic. And... the number I have for KH no longer works. I at least remembered to bring my cell phone, which caused the race to pass in many fine "is this twitterable?" moments (which, in general, does make me find my own life more interesting, I can only hope people on twit|book agree). I was managing to only stop after each 5K split -- giving extra motivation to Not stop and text. Probably the first time ever that I ran steadily from the post-10K water stop to the finish line, and what a difference that made! At 11:25, the last 5K pace was still significantly higher than the first 2, but better than the total pace of any of my previous years!

So, yay! And that's without strictly following the Hal Higdon plan, but with the discovery of the pretty ~9 mile route around Mystic Lakes, which has helped me get used to running that length far more regularly, even though it's also introduced me to the Danish Pastry shop. As long as I take the Long Way, I can indulge. (o:

::

More notes as I recall them, but, for starters: I've been wearing braids for a couple years now, why all of a sudden start in with the "Go... er, Pigtails!"? Seriously, people.

Also, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that I really was sprinting to out of earshot every time some well-meaning spectators blasted Michael Jackson at us. I hope that's not the only reason this year's time is so improved.

(Or, getting past the woman whose handmade shirt indicated that she was running in memory of the King of Pop. Someone else had a poorly lettered memorial shirt that seemed to say "1553-1998". I was wondering what finally killed off her vampire friend who probably never came out to watch the race anyway... Running can be the Most Boring Tedium ever, so... it can take very little data to build an entire story with which to entertain yourself for, well, not so much miles, as a few hundred yards, until the next amusing shirt or sign or whathaveyou. If I could record my thoughts during a race, convert them into sharable data, it'd be awesome!)
cthulhia: (Default)
I am a dirty bandit! I need a mask... and cape!

They only had online regs this year, with another new, untested registration site that would likely spam the crap out of me with sporting events. Plus, by the time I looked, they'd already had the first 2000 so would have no more shirts, and, the only other main perk is beer at the Burren, which is appealing only when I have a line buddy, which I didn't. so, I rolled out of bed, into my shoes, and ran to meet the race in progress.

I ran at least a mile (but not entirely on the race route) before the 1 mile mark [12:08], so that's when my clock started. 2 mile split [22:57]. No 3 mile split. 4 mile finish [44:06].

Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 mile
yeartotalpace
2008Bandit [3 miles in 31:58][10:40]
200746:2411:36
2006untimed solo run
2005untimed solo run
2004no run (health issue)
200351:0412:46
200250:2212:36
200154:1813:35

cthulhia: (Powderhouse Bunny)
I am a dirty bandit! I need a mask... and cape!

They only had online regs this year, with another new, untested registration site that would likely spam the crap out of me with sporting events. Plus, by the time I looked, they'd already had the first 2000 so would have no more shirts, and, the only other main perk is beer at the Burren, which is appealing only when I have a line buddy, which I didn't. so, I rolled out of bed, into my shoes, and ran to meet the race in progress.

I ran at least a mile (but not entirely on the race route) before the 1 mile mark [12:08], so that's when my clock started. 2 mile split [22:57]. No 3 mile split. 4 mile finish [44:06].

Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 mile
yeartotalpace
2008Bandit [3 miles in 31:58][10:40]
200746:2411:36
2006untimed solo run
2005untimed solo run
2004no run (health issue)
200351:0412:46
200250:2212:36
200154:1813:35

Ras

Mar. 16th, 2008 01:45 pm
cthulhia: (Default)
not as bad as I feared, what with recovering from the black death and all. I managed to save my massive coughing fit til after the race.
year pace total race
2008 11:19 35:08 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2007 10:40 33:07 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2006 -- -- --
2005 11:00 34:08 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2004 12:34 42:41 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2003 12:18 41:46 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2002 12:08 48:30 An Ras Mor 4 Miler
2001 12:34 50:13 An Ras Mor 4 Miler
and then proceeded to get schnockered on proper black velvets (champagne sparkling wine and guinness, as opposed to cider and guinness) with [livejournal.com profile] surrealestate  , until I sobered up enough to get a scone and stagger home.

Ras

Mar. 16th, 2008 01:45 pm
cthulhia: (feets don't fail me now)
not as bad as I feared, what with recovering from the black death and all. I managed to save my massive coughing fit til after the race.
year pace total race
2008 11:19 35:08 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2007 10:40 33:07 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2006 -- -- --
2005 11:00 34:08 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2004 12:34 42:41 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2003 12:18 41:46 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2002 12:08 48:30 An Ras Mor 4 Miler
2001 12:34 50:13 An Ras Mor 4 Miler
and then proceeded to get schnockered on proper black velvets (champagne sparkling wine and guinness, as opposed to cider and guinness) with [livejournal.com profile] surrealestate  , until I sobered up enough to get a scone and stagger home.
cthulhia: (Default)
31st Tufts 10K for Women
Year gun time chip time Pace
2007 1:12:31 1:10:01 11:17
2006 did not register
2005 did not start
2004 1:18:39 1:14:39 12:01

Lesson number 1: fine, I can run on wet pavement. I just don't like it. No sir, not one bit. I did probably slow myself in some spots because the ground felt slimy. (Slimier than the bananas at the finish line, which was pretty slimy, I tell you what.) But, the cool temperature probably brought my pace up, so, it evened out.

Lesson number 2: I can do this one without an escort. At least when it's cool enough that I am willing to run with everything I brought with me. There was an enormous line at the finish line festival thingie that turned out to be BAG CHECK. However, it would've been more fun with an escort.

[livejournal.com profile] mwerble ended up on the train downtown with me, but continued onto dimsumland. [livejournal.com profile] rawrin and I found each other at the start line, but then I lost her within the first mile. My time probably would've been better if I'd managed to not lose her until the second mile. I didn't find her at the end tho'.

Like the Ramble back in the days of yore, I may have recouped the entry fee on loot:
  • 6 bottles of smartwater
  • 3 bottles of vitaminwater
  • 2 mini-bottles of vitaminwater
  • 3 bags bearnaked granola
  • 2 luna sport chews
  • 2 luna recovery smoothie mixes
  • 5 mini-luna bars
  • 1 individually wrapped sharp cheddar slice thingie
  • $50 discount to some spa in southboro. (I was thinking, you know, massages and aromatherapy, but, they seem more focused on botox and lipo. about the only thing they offer that sounds vaguely interesting is laser hair removal.)
I could've doubled that amount with better bags or an extra pair of hands, or... less pride.

Now I crave hot tub... and an enormous bowl of noodles from porter exchange.
cthulhia: (feets don't fail me now)
31st Tufts 10K for Women
Year gun time chip time Pace
2007 1:12:31 1:10:01 11:17
2006 did not register
2005 did not start
2004 1:18:39 1:14:39 12:01

Lesson number 1: fine, I can run on wet pavement. I just don't like it. No sir, not one bit. I did probably slow myself in some spots because the ground felt slimy. (Slimier than the bananas at the finish line, which was pretty slimy, I tell you what.) But, the cool temperature probably brought my pace up, so, it evened out.

Lesson number 2: I can do this one without an escort. At least when it's cool enough that I am willing to run with everything I brought with me. There was an enormous line at the finish line festival thingie that turned out to be BAG CHECK. However, it would've been more fun with an escort.

[livejournal.com profile] mwerble ended up on the train downtown with me, but continued onto dimsumland. [livejournal.com profile] rawrin and I found each other at the start line, but then I lost her within the first mile. My time probably would've been better if I'd managed to not lose her until the second mile. I didn't find her at the end tho'.

Like the Ramble back in the days of yore, I may have recouped the entry fee on loot:
  • 6 bottles of smartwater
  • 3 bottles of vitaminwater
  • 2 mini-bottles of vitaminwater
  • 3 bags bearnaked granola
  • 2 luna sport chews
  • 2 luna recovery smoothie mixes
  • 5 mini-luna bars
  • 1 individually wrapped sharp cheddar slice thingie
  • $50 discount to some spa in southboro. (I was thinking, you know, massages and aromatherapy, but, they seem more focused on botox and lipo. about the only thing they offer that sounds vaguely interesting is laser hair removal.)
I could've doubled that amount with better bags or an extra pair of hands, or... less pride.

Now I crave hot tub... and an enormous bowl of noodles from porter exchange.
cthulhia: (Default)
My 8th Somerville 5K for the Homeless. (Wow! I didn't realize it's been that many years).
Year Total time Pace
2007 34:08 11:01
2006 34:00 10:58
2005 34:41 11:11
2004 35:38 11:30
2003 38:57 12:34
2002 39:40 12:48
2001 39:15 12:38
2000 36:42 11:49

Hello Global Warming?
Usually this race is comfy to cold.
It was almost too hot for OATMEAL!

Also, when most of your neighborhood cronies were up until 1 am at a Jonathan Coulton Concert with you, and all the other people you know who get up early on Saturday are at the Dragon-boat practice you skipped to run the race, it's unlikely that any of them will come down to watch you run, cheer you on, and, most importantly, perhaps buy you a cup of coffee (preferably iced, in this heat) when you realize there is none at this particular post-race and you brought no cash.

For the energy I may have lost from sleep deprivation, mojitos and JohnnyD's molten chocolate volcano death torte (or whatever it's called), I made it up by bumping into folks I knew well enough to try to pace. And, also, the show was N kinds of awesome (where N = "Z1 be Z squared plus C, And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C, And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on") , especially since, thanks to the cat-herding efforts of [livejournal.com profile] hahathor , I managed to win the show, and got a front row seat. (Julia was totally Set!)

No, I have not eaten that snowball tastycake-like thing that Paul & Storm threw at me. Wondering if I should build a shrine for it, (mostly to get out of eating it).

Now off to wrangle marching bands for the day. Between them and the unseasonably warm weather, it's a perfect chance to dress playa-style. (o:
cthulhia: (running)
My 8th Somerville 5K for the Homeless. (Wow! I didn't realize it's been that many years).
Year Total time Pace
2007 34:08 11:01
2006 34:00 10:58
2005 34:41 11:11
2004 35:38 11:30
2003 38:57 12:34
2002 39:40 12:48
2001 39:15 12:38
2000 36:42 11:49

Hello Global Warming?
Usually this race is comfy to cold.
It was almost too hot for OATMEAL!

Also, when most of your neighborhood cronies were up until 1 am at a Jonathan Coulton Concert with you, and all the other people you know who get up early on Saturday are at the Dragon-boat practice you skipped to run the race, it's unlikely that any of them will come down to watch you run, cheer you on, and, most importantly, perhaps buy you a cup of coffee (preferably iced, in this heat) when you realize there is none at this particular post-race and you brought no cash.

For the energy I may have lost from sleep deprivation, mojitos and JohnnyD's molten chocolate volcano death torte (or whatever it's called), I made it up by bumping into folks I knew well enough to try to pace. And, also, the show was N kinds of awesome (where N = "Z1 be Z squared plus C, And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C, And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on") , especially since, thanks to the cat-herding efforts of [livejournal.com profile] hahathor , I managed to win the show, and got a front row seat. (Julia was totally Set!)

No, I have not eaten that snowball tastycake-like thing that Paul & Storm threw at me. Wondering if I should build a shrine for it, (mostly to get out of eating it).

Now off to wrangle marching bands for the day. Between them and the unseasonably warm weather, it's a perfect chance to dress playa-style. (o:
cthulhia: (Default)
My 11th boilermaker. (That's ridiculous, it's not even funny).


Year15K Total Time (pace)5K split10K split
2007chip: 1:54:48 (12:19)35:01 (11:17)1:13:16 (11:48)
2006chip: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip: 2:06:18
20011:59:00 (probably chip time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)


What's really not even funny is that I lost 40 seconds a mile, and I don't know why.
wingeing analysis )

So, I need to train myself back up to as fast, hopefully faster:
  • lose more weight. (and I'm clearly at a motivational wall, so I need handholding here. HELP.)
  • weekly timed training (treadmill). no matter how awesome the weather. I can't trust my own sense of pace outdoors.
  • Hills. I need more hills.
  • distance. I need to work on my speed at miles 6-9, which means I need to get to those miles more often.
  • timed distance with hills, i.e., another 15K, or, more feasibly, a half-marathon. Ideally, one that happens between Thanksgiving and christmas. No earlier than the 2nd weekend in November. And, the dozen or so half marathons that happen on MLK weekend are Right Out.
cthulhia: (feets don't fail me now)
My 11th boilermaker. (That's ridiculous, it's not even funny).


Year15K Total Time (pace)5K split10K split
2007chip: 1:54:48 (12:19)35:01 (11:17)1:13:16 (11:48)
2006chip: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip: 2:06:18
20011:59:00 (probably chip time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)


What's really not even funny is that I lost 40 seconds a mile, and I don't know why.
wingeing analysis )

So, I need to train myself back up to as fast, hopefully faster:
  • lose more weight. (and I'm clearly at a motivational wall, so I need handholding here. HELP.)
  • weekly timed training (treadmill). no matter how awesome the weather. I can't trust my own sense of pace outdoors.
  • Hills. I need more hills.
  • distance. I need to work on my speed at miles 6-9, which means I need to get to those miles more often.
  • timed distance with hills, i.e., another 15K, or, more feasibly, a half-marathon. Ideally, one that happens between Thanksgiving and christmas. No earlier than the 2nd weekend in November. And, the dozen or so half marathons that happen on MLK weekend are Right Out.
cthulhia: (Default)
EDIT: Woot! I improved on my time from 2005. I was not expecting that. YAY!

yearpacetotalrace
2007 10:40 TBA (I'm guessing under 11:30) 33:07 TBA Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2006 -- -- --
2005 11:00 34:08 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2004 12:34 42:41 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2003 12:18 41:46 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2002 12:08 48:30 An Ras Mor 4 Miler
2001 12:34 50:13 An Ras Mor 4 Miler


[livejournal.com profile] pheromone was initially going to bandit (the ras sold out) but instead volunteered and saved my life, or at least my ears, with a loan of her ninja runner hat (balaclava?) (I also discovered this morning that I no longer own a turtleneck. My old ones went to goodwill last year because they were two sizes too big.)

This is the coldest I've run (below freezing), and no sir, I don't like it, not one bit. Except for the part about how it kept me from slowing down much, to avoid feeling the cold again. (I'd peeled off jacket, mittens and ninja hat by the last mile).

[livejournal.com profile] rawrin outran me in spite of herself. Mostly because she dodged the slow runners better. By the time I had an opening, I'd started cramping (presumably from breathing in such frozen air), and the surface had gotten very slushy. The slip-potential of the surface bothers me more than the temperature, assuming I have the proper attire. I don't like running on wet surfaces even when it's above freezing.

Even at my pace, the field was clogged. I felt it was mostly due to the snow/slush accumulation narrowing the road width by 2-3 runners worth (and mostly eliminating the sidewalk as an option for slow runners trying to get out of our way). According to pheromone, a significant percentage of the bib numbers went unclaimed (which meant, among other things, most of the volunteers could snag a leftover bib so they could at least get a free beer for their troubles), so, had the weather been better, the clogging probably would still have been an issue. Getting ankled several times by baby jogger wheels was really annoying. I understand why the Boilermaker bans them. Naturally, at the finish line, I mention my irritation in time to see [livejournal.com profile] dilletante and wife turn up with their baby in a jogger. "O, but not you, of course." /headsmack

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dictator555, [livejournal.com profile] hahathor and [livejournal.com profile] ron_newman for coming out to cheer us on. Apparently, I missed a few others. Thanks for making the sacrifice of STANDING STILL when it was so cold out.
cthulhia: (running)
EDIT: Woot! I improved on my time from 2005. I was not expecting that. YAY!

yearpacetotalrace
2007 10:40 TBA (I'm guessing under 11:30) 33:07 TBA Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2006 -- -- --
2005 11:00 34:08 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5K
2004 12:34 42:41 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2003 12:18 41:46 Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 3.4 miles
2002 12:08 48:30 An Ras Mor 4 Miler
2001 12:34 50:13 An Ras Mor 4 Miler


[livejournal.com profile] pheromone was initially going to bandit (the ras sold out) but instead volunteered and saved my life, or at least my ears, with a loan of her ninja runner hat (balaclava?) (I also discovered this morning that I no longer own a turtleneck. My old ones went to goodwill last year because they were two sizes too big.)

This is the coldest I've run (below freezing), and no sir, I don't like it, not one bit. Except for the part about how it kept me from slowing down much, to avoid feeling the cold again. (I'd peeled off jacket, mittens and ninja hat by the last mile).

[livejournal.com profile] rawrin outran me in spite of herself. Mostly because she dodged the slow runners better. By the time I had an opening, I'd started cramping (presumably from breathing in such frozen air), and the surface had gotten very slushy. The slip-potential of the surface bothers me more than the temperature, assuming I have the proper attire. I don't like running on wet surfaces even when it's above freezing.

Even at my pace, the field was clogged. I felt it was mostly due to the snow/slush accumulation narrowing the road width by 2-3 runners worth (and mostly eliminating the sidewalk as an option for slow runners trying to get out of our way). According to pheromone, a significant percentage of the bib numbers went unclaimed (which meant, among other things, most of the volunteers could snag a leftover bib so they could at least get a free beer for their troubles), so, had the weather been better, the clogging probably would still have been an issue. Getting ankled several times by baby jogger wheels was really annoying. I understand why the Boilermaker bans them. Naturally, at the finish line, I mention my irritation in time to see [livejournal.com profile] dilletante and wife turn up with their baby in a jogger. "O, but not you, of course." /headsmack

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dictator555, [livejournal.com profile] hahathor and [livejournal.com profile] ron_newman for coming out to cheer us on. Apparently, I missed a few others. Thanks for making the sacrifice of STANDING STILL when it was so cold out.
cthulhia: (Default)
2006 34:00 10:58
2005 34:41 11:11
2004 35:38 11:30
2003 38:57 12:34
2002 39:40 12:48
2001 39:15 12:38
2000 36:42 11:49


Johnny D's is back as a sponsor! You know what that means...

OATMEAL!

This year had more runners (and hence I was unable to snag a T-shirt despite not pre-registering) in part due to the HONK! festival. A bunch of activist marching bands turned up, including at least one that clearly goes to the Billion Bunny March. And they weren't even the band that caused so much controversy on the Boston Burners List. And, someone else on that list showed up for the run, in bunny ears, hasn't run in decades and STILL BEAT ME BY SIX MINUTES! AAAAAAAAAARGH!

But, it got me thinking, maybe there could be a Black Rock Running Club: Boston Chapter. I'll run in bunny ears and a tutu off playa... as long as I don't have to do it alone.

Speaking of alone, I made a semi-promise to myself to reconsider doing Monday's 10K if I managed to run under 35 minutes on this race.

What I need is someone to escort me to Park street, by 11ish, to the race start, and hold my assorted crap (mostly extra clothing) while I run. Several someones is better, then you can entertain one another. I'll be a while. I haven't run more than 5K since July, (which is why I was thinking of bailing on this one), but, I can probably run at least that much of it, and easily walk the rest of it.

No, I won't be too tired to geocache afterwards, as long as I don't need to run. But, if someone escorts me to the race and wants to do something else, I'm with them.

So, wanna be my escort(s)?
cthulhia: (feets don't fail me now)
2006 34:00 10:58
2005 34:41 11:11
2004 35:38 11:30
2003 38:57 12:34
2002 39:40 12:48
2001 39:15 12:38
2000 36:42 11:49


Johnny D's is back as a sponsor! You know what that means...

OATMEAL!

This year had more runners (and hence I was unable to snag a T-shirt despite not pre-registering) in part due to the HONK! festival. A bunch of activist marching bands turned up, including at least one that clearly goes to the Billion Bunny March. And they weren't even the band that caused so much controversy on the Boston Burners List. And, someone else on that list showed up for the run, in bunny ears, hasn't run in decades and STILL BEAT ME BY SIX MINUTES! AAAAAAAAAARGH!

But, it got me thinking, maybe there could be a Black Rock Running Club: Boston Chapter. I'll run in bunny ears and a tutu off playa... as long as I don't have to do it alone.

Speaking of alone, I made a semi-promise to myself to reconsider doing Monday's 10K if I managed to run under 35 minutes on this race.

What I need is someone to escort me to Park street, by 11ish, to the race start, and hold my assorted crap (mostly extra clothing) while I run. Several someones is better, then you can entertain one another. I'll be a while. I haven't run more than 5K since July, (which is why I was thinking of bailing on this one), but, I can probably run at least that much of it, and easily walk the rest of it.

No, I won't be too tired to geocache afterwards, as long as I don't need to run. But, if someone escorts me to the race and wants to do something else, I'm with them.

So, wanna be my escort(s)?
cthulhia: (Default)
I kinda suspected that I was slower than last year in the first third. It's hard to make that up later, even though I'm pretty sure I took less walking breaks this time.

Gun: 1:55:26 (12:22)
Net(Chip): 1:48:40 (11:39)

YearTotal Time
2006chip: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip: 2:06:18
20011:59:00 (probably chip time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)
cthulhia: (feets don't fail me now)
I kinda suspected that I was slower than last year in the first third. It's hard to make that up later, even though I'm pretty sure I took less walking breaks this time.

Gun: 1:55:26 (12:22)
Net(Chip): 1:48:40 (11:39)

YearTotal Time
2006chip: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip: 2:06:18
20011:59:00 (probably chip time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)
cthulhia: (Default)
I can't believe my time didn't improve from last year.
YearTotal TimePace
20061:09:5211:15
20051:09:4411:14
20041:14:3812:01
20031:18:1312:36
20021:12:2311:39
200173:48 [1:13:48]11:54
20001:16:3412:21
199980:30 [1:20:30][12:58]

The ramble freebies have really degraded since I started running it. First, the goody bags stopped having movie passes, then progressively less sponsors handing out samples with which to overstuff the goody bags. This year, no goody bags at all, except for the kids' run. And, the water apparently ran out before I finished. At least I managed to get a beer. I probably wouldn't have noticed or cared except that someone asked for the Marathon Sports Coupon that one usually gets at every race near Boston. Not this one. weird. (I probably have several other coupons kicking around anyway, at least one likely hasn't expired.)
cthulhia: (feets don't fail me now)
I can't believe my time didn't improve from last year.
YearTotal TimePace
20061:09:5211:15
20051:09:4411:14
20041:14:3812:01
20031:18:1312:36
20021:12:2311:39
200173:48 [1:13:48]11:54
20001:16:3412:21
199980:30 [1:20:30][12:58]

The ramble freebies have really degraded since I started running it. First, the goody bags stopped having movie passes, then progressively less sponsors handing out samples with which to overstuff the goody bags. This year, no goody bags at all, except for the kids' run. And, the water apparently ran out before I finished. At least I managed to get a beer. I probably wouldn't have noticed or cared except that someone asked for the Marathon Sports Coupon that one usually gets at every race near Boston. Not this one. weird. (I probably have several other coupons kicking around anyway, at least one likely hasn't expired.)
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