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Author Topic: June 2018 Masters
thenancyrd

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Post June 2018 Masters
on: June 1, 2018, 04:30
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Happy June!!!

TGIF... hope everyone has a great weekend 🙂

JCtrail

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 6, 2018, 16:02
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HAPPY JUNE everyone! It's been crazy traveling back from HI.

Our flight from Honolulu to Portland was on Thurs. But just before take-off, pilot announced we have to taxi back to terminal because a passenger got sick, and after consulting with a doctor, passenger was advised to seek treatment immediately. The elderly passenger walked off the plane tho, didn't need help. The time spent waiting was spent getting the lavatory cleaned.

We only had about 1.5 hr layover in Portland and we wondered if we could make the connection. After an hour, we finally left and we made it to our connecting flight by 15 minutes!! Thank goodness it was the same airline so the gate was nearby. Arrived in Phoenix at midnight (Friday), drove to/made it to northern AZ home by 3 am! Straight to bed.

We have to drive to Moab, UT (about 5 hours) later today (Friday). I have the Thelma and Louise HM on Saturday.

Told DH we have to leave between 11-12 pm so I can pick up my race bib between 4-7pm. "We'll make it," he keeps saying. But he has to do "this and that." I am packed and ready to go at 10 am. DH is in town having the truck's oil change. Apparently, so is everyone else. Finally, he gets back and we leave at 1:30 ........but it's 2:30 in Moab. Not gonna make the bib pickup. I can pick it up on race morning but I don't like having to do that especially when all the information is with the packet, and it's one more thing to do. UGH!! We got to Moab at 8 pm, DH apologizing the rest of the weekend, LOL!! I kept giving him a way out in that he doesn't have to come with me. I don't know why he wanted to come along this time, he rarely does comes to my races anymore. I really don't mind and actually prefer that. But then, it's nice when someone else can do the driving.

Reception can be poor in many areas of Moab but we got the shuttle location info for runners on the tablet.

We are both tired. The 4 hr time zone difference is confusing our bodies.

Anyway, we made it back home after the race. I've been trying to get back into my regular sleep pattern.

Oh, the HI trip was wonderful, relaxing and we made the best of our time there. We had a rental so we spent alot of time on the north shore, away from the crowd and traffic although it's busy with the 2 lane highway. We went hiking, explored botanical gardens, state monuments, waterfalls, summits for bird's view of the island, checked out Kauloa Ranch (movie sites for Lost, Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, etc) but we didn't go on any 'tours' (have to reserve dates WAAAAY ahead of time), DH went surfing and snorkeling.
We didn't see any of the volcano eruption or smoke, too far, wind was mostly west, and foggy at times.
The annual conference has a gala on the last night, extra cost but we really enjoy it, the food is amazing, and of course we love to practice our ballroom dance moves, LOL!!

Will post the RR for both the Hibiscus HM in Honolulu, and the Thelma & Louise HM.

JCtrail

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 6, 2018, 16:11
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HIBISCUS Half marathon, 15K and 5 miler - May 27, 2018 - Honolulu, HI

I found this race just before leaving for our HI trip. We attend the AAPD conference almost every year, which is held in different locations of the U.S. This year is in Honolulu and it is our first trip to HI. We had a couple of other opportunities to visit HI but conflicting schedules made it impossible. Anyway, we left 5 days earlier to explore HI before the conference begins, and also stayed 4 days after.

I picked up my race packet a couple of days earlier. The volunteers are wearing "No Mean People" t-shirts. Apparently, they had problems with impatient runners. Any meanness from runners, they are removed from the race. So ALOT OF SMILES at the tiny expo, LOL!! They told me I had to wait till after the race to get my race shirt because I registered late (it was typed "late" on back of bib, HA!! ). Bummer, hope the have some left ...... in my size.

The HM race begins at 5:30 am. A few soldiers with rucksacks started at 5 am. It is already 70 degrees!! OMG!! and muggy. The race location is at a park, about 1.5 miles from our hotel. The the husband of a friend/colleague who also attends these conference offered to give me a ride. He dropped me off at 4:45 am. There are 6 aid stations so I didn't have to carry any water bottle but had my small waist bag with a gel, couple of salt tabs and phone. We run around the whole park first before heading SE along residential highway, and around Diamond Head St Monument. Around mile 2, I heard some local runners talking about the upcoming "hill" ....... ok, this may sound snooty but it's not a 'hill' ....... it's just a short gradual incline. Some runners were already walking. Nice scenic view of the ocean, decided against taking photo. Maybe on the way back. I'm drenched by now, it's downright HUMID!! The slight cool breeze off the ocean is great but doesn't last long. At mile 3, we take a left and run through residential areas. After mile 5, we get to the interstate!! The front runners are already on their way back, amazing!! We run on shoulder of interstate till mile 7! My first time running on an interstate, wow!! 😮

I eat 1/2 of the gel at turnaround. I walk through the aid stations drinking water only and dumping it on my head. I'm feeling fine, but soles of feet are complaining. We run back same way till around mile 8.5 when we leave the interstate and take a left towards the ocean. There's another short gradual incline and I pass many of the runners walking. We run along the scenic portion till mile 12. And a young male runner (10-12 yr old??) passes me and dad is following. I tell the dad that son is doing awesome!! Dad says he's trying to keep up, LOL!! I stayed behind them as they pick up their pace towards the finish. I had already passed a few runners the last 2 miles but I didn't want to pass the young runner. He was grinning ear to ear!! 🙂

YES!! Finished. Overall, I was happy with time and effort. It was tough to run on the pavement since I'm not use to that. Soles of feet were sore rest of the time. But I had to remember that I have another HM on Saturday. Oh, before the race, I asked the registration people if I had to wait till the WHOLE race was over or when I finish to pick up my race shirt. She asked me what size and can hold it for me!! THANK YOU!! 😀 So I picked up race shirt, had some fruit and walked back to hotel. Glad I ran it .....so I can say I ran a race in HI.

Official time: 2:11:28. OV 442/1091 AG 5/23

No results displayed of female runners placement

JCtrail

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 6, 2018, 16:20
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THELMA & LOUISE Half marathon and relay - Moab, UT - June 2, 2018

The race starts at 6 am. This is a women's only race event. Because I didn't pick up my race packet the day before, race day pickup is at the start/finish location. My only worry was was to NOT miss the shuttle. Runners are shuttled to the location beginning at 4:45 am. Spectators are shutttled after 6 am. It was stressed to take the shuttle buses to limit traffic along this 2-way highway which will be closed from 6-10am for the race. We had our TAB trailer so we camped out at a campground we are familiar with. Didn't sleep as well as I wanted to but then we are dealing with the 4 hr time zone between MST and Hawaii time.

Yes, I'm tired. Got up at 3:45 am, DH dropped me off at elementary school at 4:30 where the shuttle buses were already lined up. A volunteer checked off my name and reassured me that our race bibs are at the start/finish area. We can take a gear bag so I stuff my light jacket that I'm wearing.

The temp is just around 50 degrees, and DRY!! So NICE!! in comparison to HI mugginess/humidity.

Aid stations will be 1.5 miles apart so I didn't carry water bottle. Did wear the small waist bag with a gel, couple of salt tabs and phone. Since my HM in Honolulu went well, I decided to follow the same routine for this race.

Not sure how my legs would hold up since I just ran a HM 6 days ago but will just run my run and hope to finish under 2 hr. 15 mins. The shuttle ride takes about 20 minutes. I'm wondering how the soles of my feet will hold up too, just thinking about the pavement made them hurt already, HA! I should have worn two pairs of socks I'm thinking. The ones I have on are thin .....too late for that.

The second leg runners of the relay are shuttled to the turnaround location. There are a few runners who are wearing some piece of clothing like Thelma and Louise, but it's hard to find clothing that you can run in if you really wanted to dress up as them. But the RD and couple of male volunteers were dressed like Brad Pitt (those who have seen the movie).

Picked up my bib number at the table, and my race shirt which I changed into, and guess what?? we got a pair of socks that have the T-bird and rock formations of UT stitched in. NICE!! and just what I needed!! I put those on and immediately feel the difference in 'cushion.' Hope it helps.

Race starts, I start middle of pack. There is a short gravel dirt downhill from the start and then we get on the highway along the Colorado River. I took a photo around mile 1. I walk through the aid stations, drinking water only. The course has long gradual turns as it parallels the river. Sun is beginning to peek over the rock walls. It's quite beautiful, serene, quiet but then we hear some drumming ......... About mile 3.5, there's a female drumming group, was nice actually.

Around mile 5.5, I see the front runner on the way back, wow!! About 1/2 mile behind her is the 2nd runner, then the rest. At turnaround, the relay runners are waiting. No wristbands, just the timing chip on their bib number.

I take a photo of the turnaround area, walk through the aid station, eat 1/3 of my gel, drink water, stretched my legs and started again.

The only slight incline is at this area, not much tho. I've been going back and forth with another runner who would walk a few seconds then run again. We finally say hello and keep each going. We wave to the drum group as we pass them again. Sun is out, no clouds, it's hot.

Last aid station, decided to take a small bite of a banana, eat about 1/3 of the gel again, drank water and started again. I catch up with the other runner, we run together.

Finally mile 12, she quits on me, "you're too fast," she says. HA, I wish 😉
I can see the white tent near the finish line. Then, my stomach feels queasy........WHAT?!? I feel like I'm going to throw up!! OMG!! I'm so close. Somehow I kept it down but I pick up my pace and focus on the runner ahead, I passed a couple of them, run up the small incline towards the finish.
Medal over my head. I walk to the bushes as far away as I can, and I puke!! 3 times!! I felt so much better, HA!! One of the EMTs saw me and offered help. Told him I feel better now but he insisted I sit down in their chair. Drank more water and felt better. Talked to a few runners, cheered on runners. Picked up my gear bag. Walked to tent that had refreshments.
Looked up the results. The runner who I ran with couldn't believe I was about 20 yrs older than she, "and you beat me," she says!! Priceless!! LOL!! Congratulated her and thank her for pushing me too. Then, got back on shuttle bus.

Official time: 2:09:52. OV 63/366 AG 6/82

Was pleasantly surprised that I did better than the Honolulu HM 6 days ago!! Was expecting the opposite. Overall, I was satisfied with time and effort. Course is pavement which you all know I don't run on much. The soles of my feet felt better this time. Those extra socks really were a lifesaver. The medal is also a buckle with the T-bird screaming off the cliff (those who have seen the movie know what I mean). Glad I ran this but I probably won't run this again. Just wanted to do it because of the name.

DH had lunch ready and we drove home later in the afternoon. I was in bed by 8 pm!!

https://www.madmooseevents.com/thelma-and-louise-half-marathon-rel

Sunday: Ran 3 miles post-race recovery, and was lazy the rest of the day[b][/b]

JCtrail

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 6, 2018, 16:37
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I'm sure you all had to attend graduation ceremonies, reception events and visit family and friends. We are staying close to home this week. Have nieces and a nephew graduating from high school. Just sent them a card.

I have the Flagstaff Extreme Pine 27k this Saturday, June 9.

Flagstaff Extreme Big Pine Trail Runs


I hope to volunteer on Friday night for the night race.

Father's Day weekend, I MIGHT have a 10k trail race (I've run this a couple of years ago) near the AZ/NM stateline. My brother might volunteer again for this. It's always wonderful to visit with him. Then, I will go on to NM to visit my dad and mom. My dad is still in the nursing home recovering from knee surgery, PT to get him back on his feet and go home.
My GDs are in CA this week; Disneyland for a couple of days before going to San Diego. An annual trip with other grandparents every June. GDs are just cutie batudies with Minnie ears!! LOL! It's their 2nd time to visit Disneyland.

hope all is well and you are all staying cool!!
I hope the flooding isn't too close. Been seeing it on the news.

thenancyrd

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 7, 2018, 18:20
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Hi JC! So happy to hear from you. I admit I was a little worried (didn't know you were going away). Glad you had a nice relaxing time in Hawaii and got in a race, also. You are on your way to racing in every state 🙂 I've never been to Hawaii, get my fix from watching Hawaii 5-0 I'm sure it's even more beautiful in person than on the tv.

Awesome times on both your halfs. When we were in Utah last year I saw advertisements for the T&L race. A different kind of gorgeous scenery 🙂 sorry you got sick, how weird, you'd think you would have been in Hawaii, because of dealing with that heat & humidity. Good luck with your race this weekend. Did you ever consider running the evening race? I imagine that could be cool but scary at the same time.

No races here, just training for the MCM. And planning Katie's graduation party for next weekend.

Enjoy the weekend, all!

Erica-
Richards

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 12, 2018, 08:03
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Hi all,
Sorry I’ve been MIA but it’s been a crazy couple of weeks with Ethan’s graduation, his party, and then my husband’s nephew visiting us. Joe is still here but leaves tomorrow. Then I’ll need to get caught up on everything I’ve been neglecting so we can go to Maine! I have been reading and keeping up with everyone.
JC, congratulations on your TWO half marathons! Awesome times on both!! Jet lagged and all. You and I could “race” together as I think we have similar pacing...on pavement that is! I could never keep up with you on the trails. I love that you have a TAB camper. I think they are so cute! I’ve actually looked at getting one for my husband and me to travel in across the country. We are leaving for Maui on July 3rd. I’m completely not ready but that’s ok. I’ll get there.
Lisa, does marathon training start now? Are you feeling reading going into it? Is Meghan settling back in at home?
Nancy, how’s your training for Marine Corp going? I think you said you were starting early, right? I’m still on the fence about trying for a BQ in the fall. Still haven’t worked out my racing heart issues but working on it. I’ve cut back on my caffeine. Next up, sugar. Ugh.
Ok, need to get moving. Time to plan Joe’s last day here. Have a great week!

Lisa-
Dennis

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 17, 2018, 18:46
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Hi ladies, sorry I have been missing, just crazy busy, I have been keeping up reading your posts, though.

JC- great race reports! I’m sorry you got sick. Your races always sound so amazing.

I have been keeping up with running and cross-training, marathon training officially started, I guess? I am working summer hours for work (9 hours Monday-Thursday, 4 hours on Friday.) This means when I go to the office I am up at 4, at the gym about 5:10 or so, to my desk by 7, work until 4:30. Pretty long days, but I have been organized and so far it’s been worth it to work only 7-11 on Friday. I had a very full day Wednesday, hill repeats at the gym, worked, donated blood, we had a volunteer event in New Haven, then I had golf lessons. Ended up with a migraine, then we had a stomach bug tear through my house. Put off long run until today (8 miles), it was humid at the start, but a nice breeze and sunny. I really wanted to spend some time on a short trail, but it’s very overgrown and I am afraid of ticks. I am only 20 miles from Lyme, CT, origination point of Lyme Disease.
Our 10 year old Golden Retriever may have to have surgery, she has cysts all over that are benign, but now has one in her head that the vet can’t get a good sample from, the one he got isn’t definitive. The kids are worried of course, and Megan is not great about it, she is her social buddy,. Obviously we know she won’t live forever, but this is THE dog for my kids, Ugh.

Anyway, I hope all your husbands had a good Father’s Day! We saw Incredibles 2, great movie!

Lisa-
Dennis

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 17, 2018, 19:54
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The dog is Megan’s *special* buddy I meant.

Lisa-
Dennis

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Post Re: June 2018 Masters
on: June 20, 2018, 12:40
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Dog had blood and urine tested so vet could see if she could have a better biopsy. elevated white blood cells and protein in urine. Got antibiotics Monday, she took 1 and held it down for 30 minutes, hadn't been eating much. Today Megan made her scrambled eggs, which she wouldn't touch, and also wouldn't eat roast beef. 🙁 My husband has been talking to the vet daily, we'll see what he says today.

Sorry to be Debbie Downer. I had bad sleep Monday night so took off yesterday, ran hill repeats today (9 @5% incline for 30"), felt good.

Hope all is well with everyone.

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