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skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
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Oct 16, 2011 4:08 PM

Sunday, Oct 16

6 miles of fartleking my way down the road.


Nice day but the wind was horrendous.

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
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    1. Oct 16, 2011 7:12 PM (in response to skypilot77)
    Sunday, Oct 16

    Hershey half-marathon: too much? No, not really. Too fast? Started too fast but that fixed itself in the later miles. Too soon? Definitely too soon after Wineglass.

    Also they took what was a lightly rolling course and revised it into a hilly course. Nothing real steep or real long. It just seemed like every time you looked up, the course went up.


  • DaveVause Community Moderator 1,447 posts since
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    2. Oct 17, 2011 4:25 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Sunday, Oct 16

    I figured it might be a little soon, Len. You survived it nontheless. Congrats.


    10.5 miles for me today. It felt good to finally get back into double digits.

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    3. Oct 17, 2011 5:11 AM (in response to DaveVause)
    Sunday, Oct 16

    Good runs Gents!  I did 1:45 mins a tad faster than planned, I was ready to stop at that point glad I didn't have another 2-2.5 hours to go.  I am planning on 1 hour next week-end and hope the legs/joints hold up for MCM!

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
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    4. Oct 17, 2011 7:51 AM (in response to DaveVause)
    Re: Sunday, Oct 16

    Dave, I think it was only because of Wineglass being tougher than usual.  I ran Hershey with Carl (as well as Wineglass) and he was having the same issues.  After the race, the two of us "old guys" were congratulated by a much younger woman (30-ish) who said she was trying to hang with us at the end.  We had a good laugh over that.  We had walked a 1/4 mile or so before running it in the last 3/4 mile. Hard to imagine that we were a hard act to follow.


  • MikeDaMarine08 We're Not Worthy 2,498 posts since
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    5. Oct 17, 2011 7:38 PM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Sunday, Oct 16

    Great runs everyone!

    MCM '09, '10, '11

    Richmond Marathon '09

    RNR Arizona Marathon '10

    RNR Mardi Gras Marathon '10

    Shamrock Marathon '10, '12

    Frederick Marathon '10

    Madison Marathon '10

    1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon '10

    Baltimore Marathon '10

    Outer Banks Marathon '10

    Seashore 50K

    Houston '12

    Flying Pig '12

    Next Race - MCM Baby!!!!!!

  • thefirecat Community Moderator 2,779 posts since
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    6. Oct 18, 2011 9:34 AM (in response to skypilot77)
    Sunday, Oct 16

    I don't rightly know that I've ever seen fartlek used as a verb before. Heh.


    The wind was unbelievably annoying all weekend. I figure I could have run my 8 miles just standing in the parking lot if I faced into it.


    And of course the wind shifted when I turned around, so I had headwind coming and going. Extra workout points!


    So I decided last night that I'm going to have an awesome race. Just warning you all. I don't care how slow this one is. Really. Five hours? Seven hours? Bring it. I just want to come home.

    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

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