Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
It would be pleasant and nice to have a full compliment of athletes to win the Marine Corps Marathon team competition.
The race is now officially sold out so the best and or, only way of entry is via the team route.
Jake, this can be your comeback race. I can hear it now. "Jake Klim, former local road racing star, makes comeback with miraculous win at Marine Corps Marathon" the local crowds will be cheering and Jake becomes a running legend that little kids will talk about for generations to come.
OK, aside from this side story others can and should join the fray. Please think it over and consider this opportunity.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Also, I wasn't sure who is up for running any track meets this spring but I was looking at possibly running at the U of MD meet in two weeks (as a workout).
See you soon,
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I just took a sneak peek and BCC is totally clear, so we are a GO for tomorrow. I'll see you all then.
From Coach Jerry:
We'll do 4 x 1.5 miles with a 4 minute recovery. The A group will go 74s, 73s, 72s, 71s. The B group should shoot for 79s, 78s, 77s, 76s.
Monday, February 21, 2011
If you hold a club record, please send me a link to the results or a video as I'd like to include these. See Hanson's for an example.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Fighting through steady 30+ MPH winds and even stronger gusts, the GRC team put together some decent efforts at the By George 5K and 10K this morning. The times tell the story... At least everyone got a pie.
2. Ban - 16:55
1. Dusen - 31:52
2. Outlaw - 32:25
3. Wiggy - 32:42
4. Luff - 33:10
6. Murphy - 35:11
7. Hughes - 35:52
The flag blows at full attention on Hains Point at the By George 10K
Thursday, February 17, 2011
If you haven't already signed up, you still can online here. There are no race-day sign ups.
Those of you not running the races this Saturday can still meet at the Georgetown store at 9 for the usual maintenance run.
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All musing aside, Hall is the most talented marathoner ever produced by American running coaches and the system created here.
People poke some fun of him because of his religious committment, they ridicule him for breaking off from his coach. I think this is dumb. People who make fun of others for their decisions usually are envious or do it because they have no motive of their own.
In any case, Hall is running Boston on his own. Meb is not running and Hall is the lone American with any chance of winning.
He has no coach and big system behind him at his point.
He does however, have faith in himself and is going for it.
Go Ryan Hall.
Monday, February 14, 2011
"If you plan to run [By George 10K] and haven't signed up, you want to get on that pronto [before the price goes up to $20 on Wednesday]. I want to do a little bit of turnover work on Wednesday to help everyone feel somewhat sharp on Saturday, but not back down too much on volume for what is nothing more than a rust-buster. With that in mind, the workout will be 2 x mile, 2 x 800, 4 x 400, all with a 400 recovery. Group A will shoot for 5:00, 4:55, 2:24, 2:22, 2 @ 68, 2 @ 66. Group B should try to go something like 5:12, 5:08, 2:30, 2:28, 2 @ 71, 2 @ 69, but we'll adjust as necessary."
As for the running shop paradigm, in the general, I support all of the running shops as they are more or less, the same. I disagree however, with whoever the anonymous person is as our Willard street shop does fine and is a champion store. As a matter of principle, I think that "anonymous" should be kicked out of the discussion as no matter what rationale is provided, it is a cowardly way to go. I mean, this is a running geek blog and is designed to enhance and promote freedom of speech and thought.
So "anonymous", if you have some true courage and gusto, you will come out of "anonymous" closet land and allow your vulnerability to show(sign of courage).
Go Mighty Bert/Pacers/Running Co/Potomac River Running/Fleet Feet and so on.....
At this point, Pacers is the heavy favorite based on recent results but things can change fast.
Mighty Bert is getting old and the new guys must deal with day to day life stress so there is a window of opportunity.
in any case if people need to get in as a team we can get entries.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
the leaders in a close finish for 3rd place.
Great work Outlaw! union jack pointing is paying off!
Looks like Pacers is putting together a big team though.
someone should stage a showdown just like Showdown at the OK corral. What about Showdown at Haines Point? Towpath can make a movie and Jake can play Wyatt Earp.
I am predicting that God and Ryan Hall will work together to win Boston.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Anybody interested in starting at 8:30am from the store tomorrow? I am going long progression tomorrow (18). I want to get the long run progression out of the way because I have to hit the track tuesday again. Let me know if anyone wants in.
miles 1-3: easy
miles 4-10: med
miles 11-17miles: hard but controlled
mile 18: easy
Thursday, February 10, 2011
As a municipal bureaucrat responsible for administrating utility services myself, I feel the police's pain when they claim they are not being fully reimbursed for all of their costs. In essence, NY Road Runners makes a mint by using city workers for less than cost because the City pays police salaries, not the Road Runners. On the other hand, Mary Wittenberg has an excellent point when she says that any fee for service needs to be predictable, otherwise the whole business of putting on a race breaks down.
I think this article also highlights why marathons are the only running event that matter anymore in America. It is the only part of the sport that is profitable. Maybe the NCAA should consider scrapping XC and holding a marathon instead. The public can participate to make it profitable. Discuss.
Here are the conditions for entry:
1) you already have a Boston qualifying time
2) you MUST be willing to run the Boston Marathon THIS YEAR (April 18, 2011)
3) it MUST be your FIRST Boston Marathon
4) you MUST have the time of your life
If you meet the above criteria and want to register, simply leave a comment on his post linked above. The entry period closes on Sunday, February 13th.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Several guys are looking at running the By George 10K on Hains Point 2/19 as a tune up/workout. It's a low key race, but the more guys we have run it, the better it will be for everyone. Here are the details:
By George 10K sponsored by PVTC
Saturday, February 19th, 8:00am
Registration online only, $15 until 2/16, then $20.
Cherry Pies to the top 3 in each age group.
East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
We need some help on bib assembly. I would offer store credit and pizza and beer. my guess this would take a few hours on evening at Chevy Chase.. like a 7 pm to 9pm shift. I would like 3 people. next monday tuesday or wednesday.
Also if anyone in the group has any interest in learing how to time races it could benefit the race team and the individual. We have the equipment but we need someone who is organized, has a natural interest, and is somewhat comfortable with computers. They do not need to be a programer or anything just need to be comfortable with technology. (the last is probablly the least importnant.
So two different things above. Please send the word out.
What: Bib assembly scanning and affixing electronic chips to bibs
Where: Chevy Chase running Co
When: any evening next week after work. (7pm)
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Just in case anyone's interested (especially those who like to sleep in the weekend): I'm running a 4-6 Mile tempo (or fartlek) on beach drive starting at the line, warmup start at 12 noon.
I know whether won't be great, but the road is clear and not too crowded on the weekend. Course is out and back miles+50yards each way. Goal pace: 5.15-5.20s or so.
Anyone of any pace welcome to join and go faster/ slower.