Oh my gawd...I am running the SF AIDS Marathon...

  • dfrourke

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    Mar 05, 2008 7:44 AM GMT
    Hey Guys...

    I know we have used these forums to provide others with helpful advice and I have made a great many friends on this site...so, I am going ask for your support while I train, fundraise, and run the SF AIDS Marathon...

    It's important for me to continue supporting this cause which has mobilized the gay community. Through reading some of Real Jock's forum posts, how people see HIV/AIDS seems very generational...and I am choosing to do something positive [no pun intended]...finally, it's important for me to showcase HIV positive athletes in this marathon and show the world we can accomplish big things - I think a marathon fits the bill...

    So, how can you support me?

    SEND ME A MESSAGE:
    - For God's sake I am 36 and no spring chicken...words of encouragement go a long way...

    SEND ME TRAINING TIPS:
    - My body is fighting me on this 26.2 miles and through my training program, I will log in over 500 miles. Any helpful tips are MUCH appreciated for recovery.

    DONATE SOME MONEY:
    - I am trying to raise $2,000.00 which will support BayArea organizations and some 3rd World organizations in supporting treatment options for those living with HIV/AIDS...if you did your taxes and realized you made too much money this year icon_wink.gif then here's the perfect opportunity to provide to a good cause...

    http://www.aidsmarathon.com/participant.asp?runner=SF-1331&EventCode=SF08

    Thanks for reading and wish me luck...the marathon is on August 3, 2008 [oh, and did mention San Francisco has HILLS icon_eek.gif]

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    Mar 05, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    Luck!
    I think it's awesome that you're dedicated enough to run a marathon! I don't think I've ever run more than 8 miles in one session. Running for a great cause too... I have friends in SF, do you need cheerleaders?
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    Mar 05, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    Good luck! That is so awesome. What a great cause -- and the money will go to some amazing organizations (SF AIDS Foundation, right?).

    I've done a bunch of marathon/distance training in SF, so if you need any routes let me know.

    Haven't actually done the SF marathon, but it's got a long low-incline hill that I hear is a bitch. (Oops, perhaps I shouldn't have said that...not very inspirational of me...). :-)

    If you need any support for longer runs, let me know. I'd be happy to tag along.

    Jeff
  • dfrourke

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    Mar 06, 2008 3:59 AM GMT
    10Jedi88 saidLuck!
    I think it's awesome that you're dedicated enough to run a marathon! I don't think I've ever run more than 8 miles in one session. Running for a great cause too... I have friends in SF, do you need cheerleaders?


    of course!

    - David
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    Mar 06, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    You've got my support. Running a marathon is challenging and I've done three. Now I stick to 5K, 10K, 15K and half-marathons. It's important that you get a good mileage base behind you. Later in your trainig a medium length run of 10 to 12 miles during the week and further down the road upping it to 18 miles. I never did more than 55 miles a week when I was training for a marathon because of my job. Good luck!!!
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    Mar 06, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    What an inspiration. You have my support, through encouragement and financially. I think what you are doing is a wonderful thing. I only wish I could donate more. Keep up the training and I'm hopeful to try and make it to the City to actually see you run.

    Again, you are certainly an inspiration to the rest. Thanks for your generosity!!!

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    Mar 06, 2008 6:42 AM GMT
    David,

    Great cause - and congratulations / good luck on this run! I used to run the Bay to Breakers - fun and a ton of memories! The San Francisco Aids Foundation is a worthy cause - my family has a foundation, I sit on the board and each year I make a grant to SFAF as well as other deserving groups assisting those with HIV & AIDS.

    I want to send you a sep. contribution. Best of luck and continued great health.

    Carpe Diem!

    Gregg
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    Mar 06, 2008 1:32 PM GMT
    I can't send you training tips, nor money, icon_sad.gif LOL, so all I can say is:

    GOOD LUCK!

    And I hope somebody with a backhoe and bulldozers grade that low-incline hill jeff was talking about. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 06, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    I want to keep this thread alive for a couple reasons:

    1. He's doing something pretty cool here. Running the marathon is the easy part -- training for it is a hell of a lot of work. Plus, it's for a great cause that I'm happy to support with a donation and training advice.

    2. Some of the members here (people I've never even met or talked to!) were generous enough to donate to my AIDS/LifeCycle fundraising after clicking on my profile. Hopefully, if this thread stays visible, some of you will feel compelled to donate like I did. My way of paying it forward. icon_smile.gif

  • dfrourke

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    Mar 07, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    Hey Thanks guys...and FYI...my first three financial donations were from RJ members!

    If you want...you can visit the site and see your names on my donor scroll...or impress your next date by showing them proof of what a good person you are...icon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.aidsmarathon.com/participant.asp?runner=SF-1331&EventCode=SF08


    - David
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    Mar 08, 2008 6:01 AM GMT
    Hey David! I am also training for my 2nd SF Marathon through the SF AIDS Marathon Training program, so I guess that will make me an alum. This one falls on my birthday, so what better way to celebrate my 25th, eh? From what I've heard they are not changing the course, so I guess I can tell you how the route goes. I am doing the Advanced Saturday training, but unlike you I'm still developing the body to actually accomplish it icon_razz.gif If you need someone to bitch to about those hills around Presidio, feel free to say hi. You have my support. See you out there.

    - Joseph