Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Little did I know adrian fenty would become mayor and people and friends would get older, move, have kids and do different things in life.
I met Ben Cooke and Wilson and some others in rock creek park sometime in the 2000s and we became friends and ran races. Wilson taught me some running tricks and i did well in racing for a while.
Ben had a kid and did less running, adrian fenty became mayor, friends found other interests, moved and so on.
I am managing running stores now. This is more difficult than running a marathon and requires as much or more physical energy.
I enjoy it.
I enjoy seeing others discover the value of running.
Running/jogging brings balance and health to so many.
life, like running provides new challenges on a daily basis. These challenges are simply opportunities to learn about yourself and your abilities
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Diego - 15:03 (walked 3 people down in last 400m) 2nd place
Klim - 15:07...4th place
Sam - 15:27 (PR)
Event 20 Men 5000 Meter Run
Name Year School Seed Finals
1 Williams, Ryan Unattached 15:10.00 15:01.71
2 miralles, diego Georgetown RC 14:45.00 15:03.28
3 McNamara, Connor Bucknell 15:10.00 15:07.40
4 klim, jake Georgetown RC 14:45.00 15:07.64
5 Booth, Richie Maryland 14:40.00 15:09.02
6 blasiak, sam Georgetown RC 15:45.00 15:27.56
7 Karlin, Matt Unattached 15:10.00 15:28.55
8 Madison, Andrew UMBC 15:00.00 15:28.77
9 Rooney, Brian Johns Hopkins 15:30.00 15:31.44
10 Clark, Josh Bucknell 15:25.66 15:32.71
11 shore, ian Bucknell 15:32.00 15:42.05
12 centofonti, corey Hagerstown CC 15:28.46 15:45.34
13 Brown, Dave Bucknell 15:20.00 15:45.78
14 Fitzgerald, John Salisbury 15:49.45 15:47.31
15 Stokes, Jr., David Unattached 15:40.00 15:47.74
16 Bowie, Chris UMBC 15:45.00 15:47.95
17 straughn, matt Unattached 15:48.16
18 Sigmon, David Johns Hopkins 15:30.00 15:48.94
19 Nunns, Geoff Johns Hopkins 15:52.00 15:49.76
20 Berstler Jr., Stephen Salisbury 15:55.98 15:57.10
21 Shifler, Ryan Hagerstown CC 16:27.53 16:13.91
22 Allen, Brian Howard CC 16:00.00 16:14.04
23 aramayo, ed Unattached 15:50.00 16:23.84
24 Beller-Morales, Walter Unattached 16:00.00 16:24.05
25 Ladd, James Salisbury 15:58.44 16:39.68
26 Keane, Nick Howard CC 16:40.00 16:42.75
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
1. Next Saturday night in U Street. Diego loves jazz and has always wanted to go to U Street...so here is the opportunity. We will Dizzy Gillespie it up! Does anyone know a good place to start/go? Say 8pm.
2. It'd be fun to have a post-race brunch or something outdoorsy after Cherry Blossom. Cherry Blossom is a climactic race for most of us, so it'd be nice to kick back after the race and tell war stories. Anyone have a backyard they want to lease for some tomfoolery? This will be the last chance to see Diego off before he gets deported...errr...leaves on his own accord.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We don't NEED to form a team, but figure we should if we will, in fact, have 5 people racing.
Let me know.
Greetings Track & Field Fans!
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
As many of you know, my mom is the reason I got into this sport. She's been running (and frequently winning...at least in her age group) road races for as long as I can remember.
I think this picture was taken the last time my mom and I ran the same race, but different distances. It was taken ca. 1992. She ran the 10K; I ran the 5K.
This weekend, we will encore that performance. While I tackle the National half, Mom is taking on the full marathon. Yes, my mother is trying to qualify for next year's Boston (4:05), but is aiming more for 3:45. (I personally think she's game for faster!)
So when you head out to cheer on Saturday morning, look for Holly Turner. She looks just like me (we've been mistaken for twins, much to her delight), so I doubt she'll be hard to recognize. But just in case, she's Bib 2220.
Let's just say, I TOO want to be running marathons when my oldest child is a year off 30.... She's pretty amazing.
GRC has at least 4 people running the half; Chris Raabe, Dickson Mercer, Laura O, Lindsey...others?
The race starts at 7am...we wouldn't need to meet that early, but certainly pre-8. I have to look at a map to figure out where we would need to be and when to see these 4 run by.
Monday, March 16, 2009
So, Justin (who's about 115% more Irish than me), says that the Celts count their days from sunset to sunset. That means that TONIGHT is the true start St. Patrick's Day. A few of us will be meeting at Ri Ra in Bethesda for happy hour libations and/or food.
ALSO, let us have plans for tomorrow instead/as well (Jake?)...
Here are the details for tonight:
Date: TONIGHT, Monday March 16
Time: Happy Hour runs from 7-9 pm, but feel free to come earlier or stay later
Place: Ri Ra in Bethesda
4931 Elm Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
Hope to see some of you tonight!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
7 5963 Diego Miralles M 26 College Park MD 16:22 25:53 25:50
13 5 Billy Askey M 26 Arlington VA 16:23 26:17 26:14
14 13 Dylan Keith M 24 Arlington VA 16:28 26:22 26:19
16 7 Alex Eversmeyer M 27 Gaithersburg MD 16:24 26:27 26:25
18 11 Patrick Hughes M 22 Washington DC 16:32 26:40 26:38
20 9 Patrick Murphy M 24 Washington DC 16:40 26:51 26:48
Nice run by the guys here in DC as well. A PR for Diego?
If anyone is by chance interested in racing at the Peachtree Road Race this year, it's July 4th in Atlanta. This is the one race I do every year.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
1) Be epic and run both
2) Be shady and let someone else run as covert operative "Patrick Hughes"
Any takers for option two?
(I realize the third option is to pick one, but then I wouldn't be able to find out what my 13k-with-a-3-hour-break-between-the-first-8k-and-second-5k PR is.)
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Also, whether you're running with us or not, don't forget to set your clocks an hour ahead...
From a press release on WRR:
This public screening of "Beyond the Epic Run" takes place at George Washington University's Jack Morton Theater on Sunday, March 8 at 5 pm. Admission is free. The theater is located at 805 21st Street NW in Washington, DC. For directions/more information, call 202-994-7736.
I'm headed down to see the screening of this movie with Allen, Melissa and others. If you'd like to join us, just let us know. The movie's promoter asked Allen and I to speak as part of a panel (even after I assured him that I am horribly awkward in front of crowds). If anyone wants to fill in for me, lemme know...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
People can run at all times and at all places nowadays.
With this being said, you/we should all be proud.
-Great Boston Marathon for the team
-USATF cross country National Champions
-Multiple race team wins at local races style
-Won the Marine Corps Marathon store team challenge
-Many people PR'd
other noteworthy accomplishments:
Dylan graduated from being a Vegan to.........
Jarrin is no longer plagued with a foot problem but has some other mysterious virus.
Jake won Runner of the year for the Montgomery County Road Runners.
I left WORKING FOR THE MAN to manage running stores.
Chris Bain figured out he is not Mike Wardian
I am sure there is other lore to go around.
Take care and keep it real out there.
Can anyone guess who this is?
In my last day of freedom before starting my new job tomorrow, I am adding profiles for everyone who doesn't currently have one (by gleening the internet). I added Wilson, Ben and Max...looking for others.
If Peter Silverman has NOT produced YOUR profile and you have one online, please send me an email and I will add the link. Thanks.
If anyone has a suggestion for a SUNDAY run, please throw it out.
Monday, March 2, 2009