Go Tremont Trotters and Spudland racers!
27:58, I was pleased with that. Nice fun event and I won a prize in the raffle. Way to go Austin, and nice to meet you. Go Spuds!
Congrats on that door prize too.
I am just so tickled with my time today! I wanted 36 or under; CeCelia paced me for the first mile and a half and then sent me on my way...I finished in 33:38! I won my age group (ok, so I was the only one in my age group but who's keeping track? lol!) and I won a nice raffle prize.
Nice to see many Eden members, and wish I had a chance to introduce myself to Mark W and Tim. Always a pleasure to see Emily Farley, too.
Thank you to the nice gentleman who gave CeCelia his raffle prize; she is excited to use it!
Awesome job, Suzanne! See, you've got more speed than you give yourself credit for!
There are times when there is absolutely no requirement for full disclosure - & divulging the # of participants in your age group when you have a win is one of them. Nice running.
but got dazzled and disoriented by the raffle and prizes! nice running today!
...in the Eden Athletics/Jack Russells race points series
Both Evan and Judson broke the course record this morning at the Potato Blossom Festival 5-mile in Fort Fairfield.
Evan ran 25:54 and Judson won in 25:49.
You guys rock! :)
Good thing I didn't have my run stuff with me because once I got there I.Really.Wanted.To.Race. Pretty cool to see Tim run across the line and yell "Where is that man!" though.
My ankle is feeling better - I'm going to buy a new pair of shoes this afternoon, and want to try a run tomorrow. As I have family here (godparents and IAN!), we may or may not be at the lake tomorrow morning.
Autumn could confirm that I tried on just about every pair in the Nike store, as I ran out on the street past Patagonia to test them out. She didn't see me running around Cadillac trying all of their shoes. I only ran into one clothes rack.
New shoes do not cure the little demons voices that say "you can run again today! it won't hurt!" but they might help the ankle pronation that I suspect is occurring. fingers crossed for me please... I miss my running!
Final trail run before escarpment run next week.
Harry: I am signed up too. I will try to meet up with you at the open house next Saturday.
Didn't find the time to post yesterday, so will include it in today's miles. Sure was foggy yesterday, but kept it steady at a 12:23/mile pace for 4.2. Today was a really nice walk with Bob around Eagle Lake. It's amazing how much we have to talk about. Sure do love that man.
Lovebirds! I love hearing stuff like that, Vanessa! Glad you had a lovely time together!
Nice to see such a preponderance of Eden people in the lineup at the Tremont Trot. Judson...excellent run!
Six miles for me, slow.
6 mile stroll at 6 with my bride (& yes, finding her is the best thing I have ever done) and 5 miles of running and 1 of walking yesterday. Started a run at Eagle Lake solo but it was a bad vision day and I was real pleased to see Ginger and Amy N about a mile out, who were both good company and brought me back to the trailhead (it was darker out there in the rain than I thought it would be.) Nice to meet Amy. I finished up a few miles on the track. Life is good in the woods.
The weather cooperated and Harbor House put on a good race. It was great to see lots of Eden singlets in the mix. Super run Suzanne.
Congrats to Judson, too.
Nice running at the Potato Blossom too, - Judson and Evan! I'm sitting here playing trivia with myself. I'm trying to guess who held the record? Andy Palmer? Paul Plissey? Bob Everett? Bruce Freme? Did Evan hold it?
No miles for the Alyie Tally lately. Sorry!
we need your miles or we'll never make it home in time for Christmas. How many shopping days left, by the way?
I'm kidding, I just missed you!!!
to have to make do without my miles for a while. I think I'm going to have to learn to swim!
And there are 156 days left until Christmas!
...was apparently held by Justin Easter. 26:04, 2003.
From his Hall of Fame bio, I know Bruce Freme won it at least four times, but I guess that was before the course was certified and found a little short.
Bob Everett ran in the low 25 range on the old course, but when measured to get certified was short.
from my house to WHP plus PH then back around until I found Karl & Kasch who were walking....1 mile walking cooldown.
Great running, everyone, both at Tremont and at potato blossom. Maggie and I almost made it to Tremont, but couldn't quite get our act together on time... Ended up just doing 3+ with her in the stroller around time.
I struggled to get into a racing mood this morning, but once we got going I was OK. I started pretty conservatively for the first half mile, then ran a steady race and felt quite strong until the last mile. That one was a struggle, so I was very pleased that my fourth mile split was only 1 second slower than my first. I was also delighted to break 25:00, well under my goal.
I liked the course a lot. It was far from easy, but the hills were reasonable. The straightaways made it fun watching the Austin/Tim tussle from way behind for most of the race too.
New American record for the mile.
for those of you not already addicted to flocast, you can check out some of JC's teammates on this clip.
...and here's the 1500
About a 16 minute warmup and then a bunch of longer strides to make sure I was warmed up properly.
Race went out pretty slow for the first 600 meters and there was a good pack. I know Evan and PJ were there but not sure who else as I wasn't looking around.
Once we started going uphill Evan and I simply ran shoulder to shoulder and it seemed like we were each trying to break the other early. One mile in about 5:02 which wasn't bad considering the slow early pace and some good uphills. A couple times I got a few steps on Evan but by 1.5 miles he had a couple steps on me. We got to 2-miles together, or just about, running about a 5:19 second mile, so 10:21 through 2. From just before 2 to about 2.2 I was able to get away a little bit.
You then take a left onto this potato road which is my kind of running. Dirt, some mud with the rain we got and couple big puddles that stretched across the whole road. For about a 1/2 mile you continue to climb up and between the dirt, mud and going around walkers all I wanted was to start going downhill. As always I could hear Evan behind. Once I crested I was able to get my second wind and ran hard down to the 3 mile mark. That mile was 5:40, 16:01 at 3-miles.
Another 1/2 mile on the potato road and we turned left and continued down and down. There is one roller coaster down and then up hill just before 4-miles, but you get so much momentum going down you cruise right up over. I could still hear Evan back there and my only thoughts were to stay ahead of him on the downhills because I knew there were a couple more hills coming up he would gain time.
4-miles in 20:51, so a 4:50 mile. Down some more and then a slight rise past the port-o-potty and the down again to Main street. Turn left and the last little trick hits you good. Another uphill, short, but a good kicker after going downhill for a while. I shorted my stride and tried to conserve some energy. I thnk Evan thought I was dieing a little bit and yelled go Juddy. He did gain some on me here, but I didn't quite allow him to regain contact and right at the top of the hill sprinted like it was the end and I think got away for good. Luckily the final 600 meters is slightly downhill and I was able to use my speed to at least keep Evan from catching me. I ended up at 25:49 and Evy at 25:56, so we both got the course record. Last mile in 4:58.
Northeast Harbor, Machias, Labor Day, easy in comparision.
This 5-miler is harder. Brutal course. Evan and I both ran well today, pushed each other the whole way and we just barely broke 26:00. Mr Ashby also ran very well for 6th place and ran a huge course pr. Pretty sure he ran 28:55. Jeff's a good sport.
Afterwards Jeff, Evan, PJ and I ran the course in reverse to cooldown.
The Potato Blossom festival after was awesome. I'm going back next year just to get another sausage bomb. Not sure about running, that course is scary.
Nice run, Juddy & Evy!
perfect weather.Congrats all in races today. Dave
started with the trot. in all honesty, i showed up thinking that i would run it easy...mostly because of the leg pain i had after the two mile track event...but when i realized that austin was the guy to beat, that notion went out the window. ran the first couple mile right with him, even got him to laugh once...then, poof, a solid 20 second deficit between miles two and three. from there on in it was all mental. my mind immediately went to holding second (rather than challenging first) and that's the way it worked out. i'm pretty sure austin ran the last two miles about 40 seconds faster than i did. as humbling as it is to be so regularly dispatched by auzzie, having him out there has made me faster. great running austin.
8 miles in the afternoon with amy down on newbury neck, followed by a soak (almost too warm to be a soak) and some pro kadima on the beach!
pro kadima? Whatever it is, it seems to be working for you.
A guided kayak trip around the islands in Stonington for the morning. I had a really good time, but am sad I missed all the great runs in Tremont, and up in the county. Good job to all.
We have Pro Kadima here cuz it's all we could find locally. The original Kadima stays in PEI...where it is put to hard use.
114, and a Kadima game, whatever THAT is ;)