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Topic: Red Bull at races
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: Red Bull at races
good memory - the red bull website says that they sponsor courtney atkinson, jurgen zack, kate allen and natascha badmann. (no US triathletes)
Topic: Boston: Hopkinton drop-off, or take the bus?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Boston: Hopkinton drop-off, or take the bus?
The two times I've run boston I've been dropped off in Hopkinton (my parents live at about the halfway point on the course and driving in to boston never seemed to make sense.) The first year I got d ...
Topic: Red Bull at races
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:13 pm   Subject: Re: Red Bull at races
I've heard of triathletes using red bull during an ironman in place of where they'd use a coke. Chris McCormack in particular - I'm pretty sure I remember him downing a red bull in T2 from the tv cov ...
Topic: Top 1000 Women's Marathon Times For 2005
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: Top 1000 Women's Marathon Times For 2005
Good eyes, Rickshaw! :)
Topic: Boston Marathon: 2-wave start, minor course change
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:31 am   Subject: Boston Marathon: 2-wave start, minor course change
http://www.bostonmarathon.org/News.asp?NewsID=162

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Topic: Running Barefoot?
ginger


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:51 pm   Subject: Re: Running Barefoot?
The bot pushed this thread up to the top of the list, so I suppose that's a plus. I love running barefoot - it's just hard to find a grassy spot where you don't have to worry about glass. Track infi ...
Topic: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trials?
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trial
That would be pretty incredible to run the trials.
It would be incredible.

Are you going try for an OT qualifying time?
I'm not sure. I ran twin cities a month ago and am 7+ minutes over the st ...
Topic: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trials?
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:07 am   Subject: Re: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trial
Yeah I agree - I'm not sure who is running youcanqualify.com or why. It could just be advertising for the austin marathon - in which case I think that it's pretty clever advertising. :)

Re: Ricks ...
Topic: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trials?
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:50 pm   Subject: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trials?
www.youcanqualify.com launched this week - interesting site geared to people trying to qualify for boston or the olympic trials (and is billing the austin marathon as its first event)
Topic: Looking for Falmouth hotel...
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:53 pm   Subject: Looking for Falmouth hotel...
We need a place to stay in or near Falmouth, MA, on 8/13 (the night before the falmouth road race.) Any ideas? Anyone holding on to a room reservation they're not going to use?

Thanks!
Topic: Useful distance mapping tool
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:35 pm   Subject: Re: Useful distance mapping tool
yeah it's pretty neat. You can go off-roading too.
Topic: What's your 1 mile PR?
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:39 am   Subject: Re: What's your 1 mile PR?
5:29 as a freshman in high school (in 1992)
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:43 am   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
great job pushing through a tough day, rickshaw! Enjoy some much deserved R&R.
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:07 am   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
I'd be interested in knowing if anyone else finds this drink beneficial to their marathon performance.

I used Gatorade Energy Drink as part of my carboloading for the Ironman WC in October. They w ...
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:57 am   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
Rickshaw, I followed a similar carbo loading strategy for 4 races this year - one half ironman, two ironmen, and one marathon. I think it works great! Hard run, first thing in the morning the day be ...
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:16 pm   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
ooo, I'd like to hear about your carbo loading strategy! What did you do for des moines? Do you feel that it helped? And you can ignore OldManRunner's claims of carboloading = insanity ;)

Good l ...
Topic: olympic trials qualifying?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:12 pm   Subject: Re: olympic trials qualifying?
USATF has just announced the 2008 Olympic Trials qualifying standards ....

http://www.usatf.org/events/2008/OlympicTrials-Marathon-Women/entry/qualifyingStandards.asp
http://www.usatf.org/events/ ...
Topic: finding a track (or good running routes) in another state
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:31 pm   Subject: finding a track (or good running routes) in another state
Anyone know of a good website for locating a track or good running routes in another part of the country? I'm travelling to Ponte Vedra, FL (south of Jacksonville) next month, and am trying to figure ...
Topic: NYRR question... Shaker-like separation of the sexes
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:44 pm   Subject: Re: NYRR question... Shaker-like separation of the sexes
Maybe it's a narrow race course?

All of the PAUSATF cross-country races have separate men's open, men's masters and women's races, I think b/c xc race courses can't accommodate too many racers at o ...
Topic: ibuprofen and running?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: ibuprofen and running?
the safest for your long-term health is clearly not to take any pain relief or anti-inflammatory drugs, right? still, sometimes it's hard to resist :)
Topic: Blood Pressure
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: Blood Pressure
I have a couple of friends who are serious runners, and they both donate platelets pretty regularly (you can do it at least as frequently as every 6 weeks b/c it doesn't lower your blood volume or rem ...
Topic: Ritzenhein, De Reuck Win At USA Cross Country Championships
ginger


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:48 pm   Subject: Re: Ritzenhein, De Reuck Win At USA Cross Country Championsh
photos from all of the races ....

http://www.fast-women.com/image_menu.php?s=photos/2005/usaxcchamps05/womens8k

(this is the women's 8k, there are links to the other races from there)
Topic: Marathoner Runs As If He's Stopped the Clock
ginger


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:39 pm   Subject: Marathoner Runs As If He's Stopped the Clock
At 73 years of age, [url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/12/sports/othersports/12runner.html]Ed Whitlock can still kick your butt. Last fall the Canadian runner completed the Toronto Marathon in 2:54:4 ...
Topic: ibuprofen and running?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:08 pm   Subject: Re: ibuprofen and running?
There are links between ibuprofen (and other similar drugs, called N-something) and hyponatremia (too much water, not enough salt/electrolytes, very bad)

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/hydratio ...
Topic: olympic trials qualifying?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:49 pm   Subject: Re: olympic trials qualifying?
oh one more thing - the 2008 trials might be in boston, the day before the 2008 boston marathon (on a different, faster, looped, just-in-Boston course)

http://www.bostonmarathon.org/News.asp?NewsID ...
Topic: olympic trials qualifying?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: olympic trials qualifying?
oldmanrunner is correct about the qualifying (and very generous, although not quite accurate, about my being close!)

I don't think the USATF has made any formal announcement about the 2008 Olympic ...
Topic: pet peeves
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: pet peeves
1 Men in trucks/cars who yell out or catcall at female runners
2 Walkers who walk 4 abreast and take up the whole sidewalk/path
3 Walkers who start up at the front line of a race
4 Runners who spee ...
Topic: Flat Marathon Courses
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Flat Marathon Courses
I thought that was an intriguing marketing ploy. Do you think they had to give lots of refunds and that's why they stopped doing it? Was it a really fast course?
Topic: Flat Marathon Courses
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:15 pm   Subject: Re: Flat Marathon Courses
California Int'l (Sacramento) and Las Vegas are both supposed to be relatively flat and fast, although both have the danger of windy days (as does napa).

There also was a marathon (austin tx maybe? ...
Topic: converting half-marathon to marathon times
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: converting half-marathon to marathon times
Good question -- I'd like to know how to predict as well. In general the Jack Daniels table has been accurate for predicting race times for me, within a margin of error of about 1 "vdot".

For some ...
Topic: Cross-country ski racing
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:58 am   Subject: Re: Cross-country ski racing
I was a XC skier in high school - raced a lot for those 4 years, and then sporadically for the next 4 years in college. It's a blast if you live near enough the snow to train and race. It's cardiova ...
Topic: Did you run XC/track as a student?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Did you run XC/track as a student?
I ran XC for 2 years in high school and track for 4 years. I don't think it's done anything to make me a better runner now, but it did get me interested in running as a teenager which probably helped ...
Topic: Thorlos
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:16 pm   Subject: Re: Thorlos
I love the wigwam ultimax triathlete ultra-low socks. The thorlos have too much cushioning/padding for me. The ultimax ones are just thin coolmax, and I find they keep my feet much more blister-free ...
Topic: twice a day runs
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: twice a day runs
I have heard that two 45 minute runs is better than one 90 minute run for your "easy" days. There are days when the focus is to go medium-long or long, in which case you wouldn't want to split up the ...
Topic: Stars Of Tomorrow At Foot Locker Cross Country Championships
ginger


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:47 pm   Subject: Re: Stars Of Tomorrow At Foot Locker Cross Country Champions
there are lots of good interviews and photos here too -
http://www.fast-women.com/news/2004/footlockerxc04/index.html
Topic: introductions
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: introductions
well ..... I agree with what Rickshaw quoted someone as saying in the "walking a marathon" thread - the longer it takes you to do a marathon, the harder it actually is, because you're out there for so ...
Topic: Pro Marathoner To Appear on "The Bachelorette"
ginger


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:35 pm   Subject: Pro Marathoner To Appear on "The Bachelorette"
The crossovers from professional sports to reality TV will continue next month when a [url=http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/20041217-9999-lz1s17fitness.html]professional marathoner appears as a co ...
Topic: introductions
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: introductions
I'm 27, currently working as a software developer in San Francisco but moving to Boston this spring to go back to school to become a teacher. Getting married in May. Oh and my name really is Ginger ...
Topic: race t-shirts
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:36 am   Subject: Re: race t-shirts
I wouldn't call it common but it's out there. In the bay area, the Clarksburg 30K (http://www.rungoldmedal.com/clarksburgdetails.html) and Christmas Relays (http://www.pausatf.org/data/2004/Christmas ...
Topic: youngsters...
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:43 pm   Subject: Re: youngsters...
perhaps because building up a really strong base takes years and years?
Topic: marathon walkers: good or bad?
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:41 pm   Subject: Re: marathon walkers: good or bad?
I don't have a problem with people who walk marathons, so long as they start in the back! I would think walkers would enjoy an event more catered to them (e.g. more "hoopla" during the race, like ba ...
Topic: Toenails!
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Toenails!
I've lost a bunch of toenails. I don't really mind, usually it doesn't hurt too much, it's just ugly in the summertime when you're wearing sandals.

I've found that I'm more likely to lose toenails ...
Topic: your name on your race bib
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: your name on your race bib
I kind of like it, although it does make it hard to pick out people you know cheering for you, as everyone is saying your name. At a couple triathlons I was at this year, they had two bibs in your ra ...
Topic: race t-shirts
ginger


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:29 pm   Subject: Re: race t-shirts
I turn mine into rags (they're really good for cleaning bikes) or give them to goodwill. I've found that I just never wear them, unless they're some sort of performance/polyester/dri-wick type thing. ...
Topic: CIM Race Report - Boston or Bust
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:41 am   Subject: Re: CIM Race Report - Boston or Bust
I wonder if hydration might have been a problem. On several occasions I did think that I wished there were more aid stations. They seems kind of spread out during the first half of the race, and the c ...
Topic: CIM Race Report - Boston or Bust
ginger


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:29 am   Subject: Re: CIM Race Report - Boston or Bust
Great job Steve! Sounds like you could definitely break 3:10 if you were fully recovered.

I've never run with a pace group so it was good to hear that you enjoyed the experience. It's a mixed b ...
 
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