November races?

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:58 AM GMT
    The running forum is always pretty dismal for some reason—not too much chatter here. How about some discussion about upcoming races?

    Anyone planning a race this month? If so what's the event and what's your goal time? I'm running a little Thanksgiving 5K in my town—something I've done many times in the past. My best time on the course is 18:15 in 2003, but I'm shooting for 21:45. I had a lazy summer, so we'll see. icon_wink.gif


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    Nov 04, 2009 6:03 AM GMT
    Well we just had the NYC marathon on Sunday. BTW, Woot! Meb Keflezighi! Eventhough, I was rooting for Ryan Hall... since it seems like he is being touted as the next Prefontaine.

    I think for the month of November with NYC being on the 1st, you're only really gonna see Turkey trot races and whatnot. It's kinda like the month after the Super Bowl for football.

    There is a marathon in Richmond in ten days, but I won't be able to make it.

    Check with MarathonGuide.com to stay up to date, and RunnersWorld has a great forum community (The Loop).
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    Nov 04, 2009 10:58 AM GMT
    Ganymede0 saidWell we just had the NYC marathon on Sunday. BTW, Woot! Meb Keflezighi! Eventhough, I was rooting for Ryan Hall... since it seems like he is being touted as the next Prefontaine.

    I think for the month of November with NYC being on the 1st, you're only really gonna see Turkey trot races and whatnot. It's kinda like the month after the Super Bowl for football.

    There is a marathon in Richmond in ten days, but I won't be able to make it.

    Check with MarathonGuide.com to stay up to date, and RunnersWorld has a great forum community (The Loop).


    Richmond was my last marathon. I think I ran it in 2005.
    Turkey trots are ok. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 05, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    Bah, I wish I was racing. I can't seem to do anything without getting injured. I hope I'll be able to run in the midnight New Years race I did last year. No time goal in mind unless I can get all these issues I'm having resolved.icon_mad.gif

    But that's not November haha.
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    Nov 05, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    I'll run a post turkey day 5 mile race and then a 5K Toys for Tots in December. Last year I did the 5 miler in 34:35 (12th in my age group). Having just returned to running after a 3 month hiatus I have fairly low expectations. Hope to be back in form for the 5K.
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    Nov 05, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    Daytona saidI'll run a post turkey day 5 mile race and then a 5K Toys for Tots in December. Last year I did the 5 miler in 34:35 (12th in my age group). Having just returned to running after a 3 month hiatus I have fairly low expectations. Hope to be back in form for the 5K.


    If you feel like it, just for the sake of motivation and continued support, post back here after the race and let us know how you did.
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    Nov 05, 2009 1:16 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidBah, I wish I was racing. I can't seem to do anything without getting injured. I hope I'll be able to run in the midnight New Years race I did last year. No time goal in mind unless I can get all these issues I'm having resolved.icon_mad.gif

    But that's not November haha.


    Good luck to you. Take it slow and easy with the recovery.

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    Nov 09, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    I tried a relatively flat 5 mile course this afternoon. How depressing... 41:30.
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
    Daytona saidI tried a relatively flat 5 mile course this afternoon. How depressing... 41:30.


    yeah, don't we hate those reality checks..
    but you also know it all comes back with a bit of consistence icon_smile.gif

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    corridore saidThe running forum is always pretty dismal for some reason—not too much chatter here. How about some discussion about upcoming races?

    Anyone planning a race this month? If so what's the event and what's your goal time? I'm running a little Thanksgiving 5K in my town—something I've done many times in the past. My best time on the course is 18:15 in 2003, but I'm shooting for 21:45. I had a lazy summer, so we'll see. icon_wink.gif




    race season is completely over here but , have to check dates, Montreal has a 5k race completely indoor within all the subway corridors ( you can go pretty much everywhere downtown without ever setting one foot outside ).
    I've never tried it , but i'm game this year.

    btw, 18:15 is awesome time. I never got under 18:20 , last races were 19.
    but not having raced this summer either, i'm sure it'll be 20-21 also whenever i do one.
    My last race was summer 2008 with a 10k at 40' , (my PR being just under 39 )

    think in the Spring i might give a 1/2 marathon another go. but i don't want to experience last time's mistake again : bonking at km 18 and seeing the whole thing spiral down, hahaha. my goal of 1h30 ( which i was going to beat by almost 5 minutes ) ended up 1h35 .
    But now i'm 3 years older, so i lost another 3% of VO2 max. icon_sad.gif



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    ah, and it's not just the running forum that's dead, most sports ones are.
    but i still find the place a motivating factor for some reason.
    there are some incredible achievers.
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    just ran a 5K on saturday. Ran 25:17

    i've really got to get back in shape
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    Thanks for the contributions!

    It's telling that discussion of sports (other than bodybuilding) are pretty quiet here. icon_smile.gif

    Not sure how I'll do in the race coming up at the end of the month but I'll post back when the time comes—good or bad!


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    Nov 10, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    corridore saidThanks for the contributions!

    It's telling that discussion of sports (other than bodybuilding) are pretty quiet here. icon_smile.gif

    Not sure how I'll do in the race coming up at the end of the month but I'll post back when the time comes—good or bad!



    good luck
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    Nov 11, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
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    Daytona saidI tried a relatively flat 5 mile course this afternoon. How depressing... 41:30.


    yeah, don't we hate those reality checks..
    but you also know it all comes back with a bit of consistence icon_smile.gif

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    corridore saidThe running forum is always pretty dismal for some reason—not too much chatter here. How about some discussion about upcoming races?

    Anyone planning a race this month? If so what's the event and what's your goal time? I'm running a little Thanksgiving 5K in my town—something I've done many times in the past. My best time on the course is 18:15 in 2003, but I'm shooting for 21:45. I had a lazy summer, so we'll see. icon_wink.gif




    btw, 18:15 is awesome time. I never got under 18:20 , last races were 19.
    but not having raced this summer either, i'm sure it'll be 20-21 also whenever i do one.
    My last race was summer 2008 with a 10k at 40' , (my PR being just under 39 )


    Thanks, but I'll not see that time again. I am considering a marathon here in Rhode Island in early May, which means I won't have to start training until late December, but I think I need to get my mind in shape as well. It takes a lot out of me as I tend to give it everything I've got, and I am not sure I have much to spare these days. I ran six marathons in two years and loved every minute of it, but I got very little else accomplished in life during that time. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    There is a running forum? Hmmmm

    I am considering a local T-Giving Turkey Trot as well, should be a hoot, even though I am not built for a 5k and only get warmed up after the first 2 miles.
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    Nov 11, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    I am spoken from the other side of the world, but anyway just to let you know, we run marathon as much as you guys do. I gonna run 4 races from next week.

    10k Penang Bridge Marathon 22 Nov
    7K Run for your Life Charity Run 29 Nov
    10k Singapore Marathon on 6 December
    6k Malakof Run on 20 Dec

    I probably have to miss the Singapore Marathon, because my boss suddenly decided to do some get together by the beach and everybody must be there. But it not confirm , yet so I am hoping it was cancel or change to another day.

    Unfortunately there a few more race I have to skip because it was held on the same day as the above run . 5k Duke Run (running over a highway flyover) and Malaysia/Singapore Run 10k, an anually run between 2 countries.
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    Nov 11, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Am planning to run in turkey trot in my city. This is going to be my first 5k, so aiming for 25-30 mins zone. Don't want to go overboard and do something that might hurt in the long run.
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    Nov 12, 2009 12:03 PM GMT
    Shnextdoor saidAm planning to run in turkey trot in my city. This is going to be my first 5k, so aiming for 25-30 mins zone. Don't want to go overboard and do something that might hurt in the long run.


    Good luck!
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    Shnextdoor saidAm planning to run in turkey trot in my city. This is going to be my first 5k, so aiming for 25-30 mins zone. Don't want to go overboard and do something that might hurt in the long run.


    Hey,

    If you're doing the one in Charlotte I think an 8k's run in conjunction with it. It helps to know in advance where you're going to turn off to complete the 5k course so you don't get swallowed up by the 8k runners. It's one of Charlotte's larger races with 2000-3000 people, so you might have a bit of difficulty if you don't know what side of the street you need to be on and when.

    Good luck
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    Nov 13, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    One of my favorite qualifying marathons is coming up in December in Sacramento, CA. The California International, a super flat, fast course that is great if you need a qualifying time. It also is really well supported and the crowd turnout is amazing.

    My fastest time there was 3:17 with an injury. The only time I've run for time and I was miserable, never again. I run the San Francisco Marathon every year for fun, I usually come in between 3:30 & 3:45. I spontaneously sign up for half marathons when I have time to kill, but other than that I have a favorite 13 mile route through the city that I go on a few times a month to clear my head.

    I love race day!... no really... I LOVE race day!
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    Nov 17, 2009 11:01 AM GMT
    EasilyDistracted saidOne of my favorite qualifying marathons is coming up in December in Sacramento, CA. The California International, a super flat, fast course that is great if you need a qualifying time. It also is really well supported and the crowd turnout is amazing.

    My fastest time there was 3:17 with an injury. The only time I've run for time and I was miserable, never again. I run the San Francisco Marathon every year for fun, I usually come in between 3:30 & 3:45. I spontaneously sign up for half marathons when I have time to kill, but other than that I have a favorite 13 mile route through the city that I go on a few times a month to clear my head.

    I love race day!... no really... I LOVE race day!


    Ah, race day...same here. I even love the crappy music they play to get everyone pumped up before the race, if only for the 20 minutes prior to the gun. icon_smile.gif

    3:17 is a good time! Was the injury the cause for misery or was it the agony of running at 7:30 pace for 26.2 miles? icon_smile.gif



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    Nov 17, 2009 11:13 AM GMT
    corridore saidRichmond was my last marathon. I think I ran it in 2005.
    Turkey trots are ok. icon_smile.gif


    I almost drove up there Saturday just for the heck of it. I was going through major cabin fever after that storm that hit us.

    I was holed up at my parents' lake house (I'm right by the beach, so I am lower sea level wise than my parents are even though they are on a lake), and I hadn't expected to be stuck there. All my running gear was back at my house (which was unreachable due to flooding), and to really add salt to the wound my parents have a nice treadmill there that was just taunting me. From now on, I am keeping an extra gym bag and shoes in my car.
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    Nov 17, 2009 11:26 AM GMT
    I'm doing the Hobble Gobble Prediction Run in Potsdam, NY next weekend.
    The course is seven miles or less, but they don't tell you the exact distance until the day of the race as you have to guess your finish time.
    Like these races because anybody can win...especially if you know how fast you run.
    Oh yeah.....no ipods, cell phones, mp3s,watches etc. icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 17, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
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    corridore saidRichmond was my last marathon. I think I ran it in 2005.
    Turkey trots are ok. icon_smile.gif


    I almost drove up there Saturday just for the heck of it. I was going through major cabin fever after that storm that hit us.

    I was holed up at my parents' lake house (I'm right by the beach, so I am lower sea level wise than my parents are even though they are on a lake), and I hadn't expected to be stuck there. All my running gear was back at my house (which was unreachable due to flooding), and to really add salt to the wound my parents have a nice treadmill there that was just taunting me. From now on, I am keeping an extra gym bag and shoes in my car.


    I really tanked in that race. I ran with a friend (against my better judgment) and we took off at 6:57 pace for the first 18 miles. After that it was a real grind and I finished about 9 minutes slower than my goal. I was in great shape for the race and had trained hard, but I blew it!

    Sorry about your thwarted journey. Maybe next year...

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    Nov 17, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    LaxJock73 saidI'm doing the Hobble Gobble Prediction Run in Potsdam, NY next weekend.
    The course is seven miles or less, but they don't tell you the exact distance until the day of the race as you have to guess your finish time.
    Like these races because anybody can win...especially if you know how fast you run.
    Oh yeah.....no ipods, cell phones, mp3s,watches etc. icon_wink.gif



    I've never done one of these and would like to try. They have a couple here every year and I'll keep my eyes open for the chance.

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    Nov 28, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    Well, the race has come and gone and I finished in 21:05. 68th overall, out of 570 finishers. As I said, my best 5k time was from this course, but that was 6 years ago. It was a cool and windy day (a headwind of about 25 mph on the gradual incline in the last mile), but this wasn't too much of an obstacle. No excuses!

    My finish time is a little better than I had expected, thanks in part to a faster-than-planned first mile of 6:39. Usually this spells disaster for me, but I was able to hold fairly close to that pace for the second 2.1 miles. I was shooting for 7:00 per mile but wound up with 6:48 pace.

    This gives me something to shoot for as it's been many months since I have raced. I'm setting a new 5K goal of 20:15, which I hope to achieve after 3 more races. Hopefully, by spring, I will be under 19:00 again.

    Any other reports? How did the rest of you do on the races you mentioned?