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Topic: Spamalot
mfox


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Spamalot
Ha, ha...point well taken. I guess there's no perfect mouse trap, huh.
Topic: Spamalot
mfox


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:31 pm   Subject: Re: Spamalot
Something can be said for using this approach to screen for reasonably intelligent forum discussions. You could argue that If someone doesn't know Washington's first name then that that person might ...
Topic: Trying out the new Garmin 205
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:37 am   Subject: Re: Trying out the new Garmin 205
Yes. I've been very satisfied with my Garmin. I've been especially pleased with its accuracy. Or maybe I should say consistency. It's clear that it's not 100% accurate but it is very consistent in ...
Topic: Spamalot
mfox


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:14 pm   Subject: Re: Spamalot
I'm not hip to what the spammers are truly capable of but would it be of any help to create a captch that rather than displaying text that you have to re-input instead displayed a simple equation to w ...
Topic: Bronx Half Marathon 2-11-07
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:04 pm   Subject: Bronx Half Marathon 2-11-07
The second Half Marathon in the Grand Prix series was run this past Sunday (2-11-07). Though I had intended to run the first race of the series (Manhattan Half Marathon in Central Park) back in Janua ...
Topic: Juana Run 8K Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: Juana Run 8K Race Report
Nice job Rickshaw. You're daughter IS adorable. She looks like a future 16:00 5K PR. Now isn't that an interesting way to describe a child's potential.
Topic: Kaiser Permanente Half-Marathon race report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Kaiser Permanente Half-Marathon race report
Not only did you do a great job on that half marathon but you obviously did an excellent job of picking your parents. You appear to have the genetics for running. On the type of training you had I ...
Topic: Rustyboy's Avalon 50 RR
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:02 pm   Subject: Re: Rustyboy's Avalon 50 RR
I've got "Running on the Sun" and I agree it's a facinating look at what the Badwater race is all about. If you liked that then you'll definitely enjoy "A Race for the Sole."

Yes, running at night ...
Topic: Rustyboy's Avalon 50 RR
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:19 pm   Subject: Re: Rustyboy's Avalon 50 RR
Job well done Rustyboy! That's a nice finishing time on very challenging terrain. I envy you. I can't wait to do my next ultra. After my first 50 (JFK) I was pretty stoked and ready to do another ...
Topic: A Christmas card to my forum friends...
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:41 pm   Subject: Re: A Christmas card to my forum friends...
Nice mrbill! So that's how you raise money to pay for your race registration? It's awfully nice of you to pose for pics with some of the customers.
Topic: Ridgecrest 50k
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Ridgecrest 50k
Great job Rustyboy, great RR. Sounds like you had a great "training run." Having done several loong training runs myself I must say that the fact you felt so good throughout the race and were able t ...
Topic: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:49 pm   Subject: Re: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
Having never done a 100 miler I can't say if 6 weeks is long enough to recover before doing a 50 mile race, but I have read about plenty of people who have done more in even less time so it "seems" hu ...
Topic: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:14 pm   Subject: Re: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
I'm definitely doing the JFK 50 again next year. It was very well organized and supported and I'm eager to improve my time. I think if I can eliminate the problem I had with the ball of my foot I ca ...
Topic: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:04 am   Subject: Re: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
Thanks Rustyboy. I'm not sure about a 100 miler. I plan to do at least one sometime but I think I want to get a few more shorter races in before then. I've read that 50 milers require more physical ...
Topic: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:01 pm   Subject: Re: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
Well I did it...The JFK 50 Mile race (or jog in my case) is history.

Let me warn you, this is a long race report. I have a penchant for long race reports and since this race was twice as long as a ...
Topic: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:04 pm   Subject: Re: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
Okay so today was the first of my two rest days before Saturday's race. It was nice to sleep a little later this morning but at work I kept thinking I had to squeeze a run in as soon as I got home. ...
Topic: Safe Running
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:42 pm   Subject: Safe Running
One of my pet peeves is people who run on the wrong side of the road; Right Hand side with vehicular traffic coming up behind them. Most runners "in the know" know that it's safest to run on the Left ...
Topic: 11/16 daily??
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: 11/16 daily??
Way to go!

Sounds like you're doing Yasso 800's (except they're suppose to be closer to 5K pace I think). With the exception of this past season I usually do Yasso 800s on the track in the last s ...
Topic: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
I did what I think will be my last run this morning before Saturday's race. I did an easy 5 mile run and experiemented with the analgesic cream again on my hips. Since it was such a short run it's ...
Topic: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:04 pm   Subject: 2006 JFK 50 Mile Ultramathon Race Report
Okay, so now my sights are clearly set on the JFK 50 Mile next Saturday (11/18). After completing the NYC Marathon on 11/5 I took two days off. Despite the recent rain which always causes lots of st ...
Topic: Late Chicago Marathon Report...
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: Late Chicago Marathon Report...
I've taken to using a FuelBelt this year and have a Gel Flask attached to it also. I put about 5 GUs in it and then mix it with water to thin it so that it's easier to get out while I'm running...and ...
Topic: 2006 NYC Marathon race report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:49 am   Subject: 2006 NYC Marathon race report
This is a bit late but I thought it might be worthwhile to share some of my experience and observations during the 2006 NYC Marathon on November 5th.

I always look forward to the week leading up to ...
Topic: 2006 Marine Corps Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:31 pm   Subject: Re: 2006 Marine Corps Marathon
I think I'm feeling pretty good. I keep waffling between "why the hell did I sign up for this" and "this is going to be a great adventure." I'm hoping to get two things out of this; one is to hopefu ...
Topic: Late Chicago Marathon Report...
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:11 am   Subject: Re: Late Chicago Marathon Report...
Nice job mrbill! I'm curious to know what you did about nutrition during your race. Did you just rely on the water/gatorade at the aid stations or did you carry any carb/electrolyte supplements wit ...
Topic: 2006 Marine Corps Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:18 am   Subject: Re: 2006 Marine Corps Marathon
I'm feeling great for JFK. I felt pretty at the finish line of the the NYC marathon last weekend (3:57, race report to come). I took two days off and then went for an easy 5 miler on Wednesday. On ...
Topic: Lance Armstrong gets his ass kicked at NYC Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: Lance Armstrong gets his ass kicked at NYC Marathon
I'm surprised Lance didn't do better. He was quoted as saying that his longest run was 16 miles and that he had troubling putting in the necessary training. All pretty lame excuses from an athlete o ...
Topic: 2006 Marine Corps Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:22 pm   Subject: 2006 Marine Corps Marathon
Here's another long race report. I hope it's helpful.

I ran the Marine Corps Marathon on 10/29/06. This was to be another “long training” run in preparation for the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon on N ...
Topic: 2006 Mount Desert Island Marathon race report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:15 pm   Subject: 2006 Mount Desert Island Marathon race report
I apologize for taking so long to post this but I've been pretty busy these past several weeks. Hang in there...this is a long one.

I ran the Mount Desert Island Marathon on 10/1/06 and I have to ...
Topic: My first 100 mile-pacing duties
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:41 pm   Subject: Re: My first 100 mile-pacing duties
Thanks Rustyboy, those are some good tips. I'm hoping that the three marathons that I've run this past month (and one more next weekend) will have strengthened me. I ran them all at an easy training ...
Topic: My first 100 mile-pacing duties
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:59 am   Subject: Re: My first 100 mile-pacing duties
Nice job Rustyboy. What sort of pace were you guys doing? I'll be doing the JFK 50 Mile run on 11/18 in Boonsboro, MD. I'm curious to know what sort of training you plan to do for the San Diego End ...
Topic: Wineglass Marathon Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:31 am   Subject: Re: Wineglass Marathon Report
My bib number was 662. You'll notice from the photos that I changed out of my long sleeve shirt and into a short sleeve shirt (around the 15 mile mark) after the sun came out and it started to warm u ...
Topic: I'm pacing a 100 miler
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:09 pm   Subject: Re: I'm pacing a 100 miler
I gather that the JFK is 'relatively" easy in that the terrain isn't as challenging as most ultras I've read about. A good portion of it goes a long a flat canal path. I've done a lot of long traini ...
Topic: I'm pacing a 100 miler
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:04 am   Subject: Re: I'm pacing a 100 miler
Wow, that sounds very exciting Rustyboy. I've never run trails at night but I imagine its a pretty strange experience. I've read reports from some ultrarunners who say the affect of the light from a ...
Topic: Wineglass Marathon Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:45 am   Subject: Re: Wineglass Marathon Report
I too ran the Wineglass Marathon. I managed to meet and get acquainted with Rickshaw and Oldmanrunner during the packet pickup the day before (Saturday). It was a pleasure to meet you guys and put a ...
Topic: Chicago Half Marathon race report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:46 am   Subject: Re: Chicago Half Marathon race report
Nice Job! Based on your split times, especially that last split, and the fact you say you had gas left in the last mile I'd say you have an extremely likely chance of hitting your goal time for the ma ...
Topic: Hellllloooo?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Hellllloooo?
Sounds like we could run as a group called "The Pathetic Strider's Club." It'll be great to see you two at the marathon. I'm looking forward to it.

Actually, I don't really have a goal race this ...
Topic: Hellllloooo?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:03 am   Subject: Re: Hellllloooo?
Hello everybody. Long time no write.

Sorry I haven't checked-in for a long time but my running suffered this past summer and I didn't have much to chat or brag about. I've found it interesting th ...
Topic: First open water swim/run
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:27 pm   Subject: Re: First open water swim/run
Glad to hear your fitting went well. Of the many tips I've heard/read, the one major tip for the bike has been to get fitted by a qualified professional. It can be the best money you'll ever spend o ...
Topic: First open water swim/run
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:07 pm   Subject: Re: First open water swim/run
I also bought Mavec wheels last week for my bike, and all I can say is, WOOOOOOW, what a difference. I'm getting fitted tomorrow night at my LBS, so I'm sure I'll be even more efficient for the bike. ...
Topic: First open water swim/run
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:13 pm   Subject: Re: First open water swim/run
I was AMAZED at how bouyant I was in my wetsuit - I barely had to kick at all!

Funny you should mention that. During my two open water lake swims (no waves to bounch me around) I felt that my wets ...
Topic: First open water swim/run
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:56 am   Subject: Re: First open water swim/run
Hey it's great to see there is another Tri-geek in the crowd here. Hang in there, if you can get some more practice in the ocean you'll figure out how to work with the waves instead of against them. ...
Topic: Longest Day 5 Mile Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Longest Day 5 Mile Report
I agree Rickshaw. Too many variables. I rarely race for PRs. I guess I should say that I "run" most of my races as workouts and don't feel I'm ready to race until the fall. That is, I don't taper ...
Topic: Longest Day 5 Mile Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:51 am   Subject: Re: Longest Day 5 Mile Report
Good job Rickshaw and another nice race report I'm very impressed at how well you ran without any visual pacing feedback. My guess is that having the three people out front to reel in helped you pus ...
Topic: WABC Father's Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer 5 Miler
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:14 pm   Subject: WABC Father's Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer 5 Miler
Once again I headed into Central Park this weekend to run a qualifying race to get my nine required races for guarenteed entry into the 2007 NYC Marathon. And so this time it was the "WABC Father's Da ...
Topic: Happy Father's Day!
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day back at ya, Terrysquier. Glad to hear you're getting back into training for half marathons. Sounds like you need to do a bit of downhill training. I've found that running down hi ...
Topic: Olivia's Miles 5K Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:39 pm   Subject: Re: Olivia's Miles 5K Report
Your warm-up sounded pretty good. Sure, you can wear youself out before a 5K if you run really hard for a couple miles. But instead you should be running easy to get the blood flowing and then do s ...
Topic: Olivia's Miles 5K Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:03 am   Subject: Re: Olivia's Miles 5K Report
Sorry you didn't hit your ultimate goal, but great job none the less. The season is still early so I'm sure you'll get your sub 20:00 5K shortly.

We've kind of mentioned this before but never di ...
Topic: 20:00 5k?
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:08 pm   Subject: Re: 20:00 5k?
If your one mile PR of 6:26 was in another race than I'll bet your best mile time is closer to (and probably below) 6:00.

The only time I ran a 1 mile race (5th Ave. mile in NYC, Sept. 2001) I ra ...
Topic: 6/6/06.....
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: 6/6/06.....
On the downhill I was flying, bounding over roots and rocks, until wham! I tripped on a root and came down hard, tearing up both hands, my shoulder, and elbow. I was right next to a stream, so I stopp ...
Topic: New York Road Runners Anniversary Run (4.8M) - June 4th
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:56 am   Subject: Re: New York Road Runners Anniversary Run (4.8M) - June 4th
I thought I'd post my official race resuts and race statistics. Any time I can finish in the top 10 percentile overall of a NYRR race (always highly competative) I'm happy.

Sex/ Overall Gender Ag ...
Topic: New York Road Runners Anniversary Run (4.8M) - June 4th
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:39 am   Subject: Re: New York Road Runners Anniversary Run (4.8M) - June 4th
Though the start of a race like that can be a little frustrating I often realize how the slow start probably has a lot to do with how well I do later in the race. I'm almost always able to put in a g ...
Topic: New York Road Runners Anniversary Run (4.8M) - June 4th
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:42 pm   Subject: New York Road Runners Anniversary Run (4.8M) - June 4th
Well, it was a great day for racing today; overcast, 62F, no wind. I ran this race last year (47th anniversary) and they made it a 4.7K race (2.9 miles). I was a bit less fit at this time last year ...
Topic: 20:00 5k?
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:47 pm   Subject: Re: 20:00 5k?
I had a great 10K workout last week. After a easy mile warm-up covered the last 5.2 miles with a 7:10 pace and it felt comfortably hard. I've run this pace in a workout before but I've never felt th ...
Topic: Anyone racing this weekend?
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:41 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone racing this weekend?
I'm running in the NYRR Anniversary Run in Central Park. This year's race is 4.8 miles (48 year anniversary of the New York Road Runners club).

I had several hard workouts this week (20 mile bike ...
Topic: Marin Memorial Day 10K
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:31 pm   Subject: Re: Marin Memorial Day 10K
Great job Richshaw! Way to tough it out. Ahhh...nothing like the pain of success! So what's next on your schedule of events?
Topic: shoe air leak
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 7:28 pm   Subject: Re: shoe air leak
I bought the shoes online at Road Runner Sports

Are you a member of RAC or VIP? If so, you are allowed to return your shoes for any reason up to 45 days after you receive them (they used to allow ...
Topic: shoe air leak
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 5:02 pm   Subject: Re: shoe air leak
Twice I've pulled tacks out of the bottom of my running shoes (two different pair) and never did it cause a hissing sound.

I agree with OldManRunner. I think you should be able to take them back ...
Topic: Wineglass Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:16 pm   Subject: Re: Wineglass Marathon
Yeah, I didn't think it would be an issue, especially since the total drop is spread out over most of the course rather than in the first half or just a few places. Hmmm...I'm leaning...I'm leaning.. ...
Topic: Wineglass Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:09 pm   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
I've checked out Marathonguide.com (I always check out Marathonguide.com) and the reviews are what have influenced me to consider this marathon. I haven't read all the review but haven't found any in ...
Topic: Wineglass Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 8:00 am   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
Sounds like you've already got an insanely full marathon schedule for the fall, though. Why so many so close together? Just because they're all so good and you don't want to miss them even though th ...
Topic: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:50 pm   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
Cool. It's nice put a face to the name. I agree with Rickshaw, your form looks great. You've got good knee lift, hands and shoulders look relaxed and "square; your upper body isn't over-rotated (an ...
Topic: Wineglass Marathon
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:07 pm   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
00Rickshaw and I will be running the Wineglass Marathon in Corning, NY together 10/1, and as always I'll be trying to BQ for the 1st time. But because I'll be 45 next April I've now got a primary goa ...
Topic: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 7:56 pm   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
Way to go OldManRunner! Nice report. Which Apple Blossom 10K was this; apparently there are several around the country.

How did you feel at the finish line? Did you leave anything on the course? ...
Topic: altered plans for the next marathon
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:51 pm   Subject: Re: altered plans for the next marathon
Maybe there's not actually that much difference between a plan like Pfitzinger and the kind of training I'm doing now. I'm still doing similar workouts, it's just that I'm not scheduling or tracking t ...
Topic: Long Branch (NJ) Duathlon report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 1:58 pm   Subject: Re: Long Branch (NJ) Duathlon report
My pre-race warm-up is very inconsistent. The longer the race the less of a warm-up I do...when I do it. My problem is that I tend to get carried away with the crowd excitement and enjoy people watc ...
Topic: altered plans for the next marathon
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:16 pm   Subject: Re: altered plans for the next marathon
So are you thinking that by upping the milage can make up for less speed and interval work? You obviously proved you can reach your BQ goal with less mileage. I keep reading comments from the exper ...
Topic: trail running less damaging, more effective?
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:58 pm   Subject: Re: trail running less damaging, more effective?
I think running trails definitely provides a good training stimulus. Though I wouldn't suggest you do more than half of your weekly runs on trails (unless that's the only surface you'll be racing on) ...
Topic: Long Branch (NJ) Duathlon report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:42 pm   Subject: Re: Long Branch (NJ) Duathlon report
Do you think the change in your bike's saddle height could have really thrown you off so much on the bike? I don't know much about biking. I could imagine it would make a noticeable difference, but no ...
Topic: energy gels during long runs
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:23 pm   Subject: Re: energy gels during long runs
mfox, you're a regularly pharmacy on the run! :-) It's amazing that runners in the "old days" even survived, when you hear about early Boston Marathon runners taking brandy and strychnine during the r ...
Topic: Long Branch (NJ) Duathlon report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:35 am   Subject: Long Branch (NJ) Duathlon report
This isn't actually a real race, more of a practice duathlon. But I haven't done any race reports in a while so I thought I'd share my experience. I've done seveeral triathlons but this was my first ...
Topic: energy gels during long runs
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:40 am   Subject: Re: energy gels during long runs
I tried the Clif blocks at the Expo before the Philadelphia Marathon and thought they tasted nasty. So I've never considered tyring them while running.

I use gels during any race of a half maratho ...
Topic: what are your goals?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: swimming
I checked around, and there's a fitness club near me that offers adult swim lessons for non-members. There's a basic class that might be right: "This class is geared toward adults who know how to swim ...
Topic: virturace.com
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: virturace.com
I just checked out Virturace.com and it dosn't have a record of a single race for me. That's kind of odd since I've done over 70 (at last count).

How do they get the results? Most of my races h ...
Topic: what are your goals?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 7:59 pm   Subject: Re: what are your goals?
You triathlon guys... I've always thought it would be cool, but I'm such a non-swimmer that it would be tough. In school, I used to get these terrible panic attacks every year when swimming class woul ...
Topic: what are your goals?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 7:25 pm   Subject: Re: what are your goals?
I don't expect to be in peak shape until around October. That's when I'll do the Staten Island Half Marathon and try to improve on my PR. A couple weeks before that I'll try to improve my 5K PR at t ...
Topic: what are your goals?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: what are your goals?
I've got a number of different goals for this year.

- Get down under 180lbs. This goal alone should go a long way to help me achieve my other goals.
- I will once again try to qualify for Bosto ...
Topic: 10k report from Rustyboy...yeah, only 10k!
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:47 am   Subject: Re: 10k report from Rustyboy...yeah, only 10k!
That makes three of us. My 5K PR is 20:06 on a course with a sizable hill. I'm in no shape to run that fast now but I usually am by the time that race roles around in October.

There are only a ...
Topic: 10k report from Rustyboy...yeah, only 10k!
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:39 am   Subject: Re: 10k report from Rustyboy...yeah, only 10k!
"You GO, McGarry!" No, really...YOU GO! Nice job Rustyboy. You ain't so Rusty, huh?

I've noticed that there aren't nearly as many 10K races around her as there are 5K, 5M, and Half Marathon's. ...
Topic: body weight vs. race times
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:31 am   Subject: Re: body weight vs. race times
That kind of makes sense. Don't the experts say that you should expect to improve your time just by wearing lighter racing flats. And in that case it's only a loss of a few ounces. So I can believ ...
Topic: singlets?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:25 am   Subject: Re: singlets?
Regular running shorts are loose and flap in the wind. Tri shorts are made of spandex and hug your skin. I'm sure you've seen folks wearing them at races. They wick moisture away just as well as reg ...
Topic: singlets?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:24 pm   Subject: Re: singlets?
Yeah, I've never liked the way I look in a singlet either. Maybe I'm not wearing the right kind. I wore an UnderAmor sleevless skin tight top during my last triathlon last summer and though it not o ...
Topic: Race for the Future 5K Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: Race for the Future 5K Report
Nice job RIckshaw! I agree with OldManRunner, you couldn't possibly be in your best 5K race shape after a Marathon only a week ago. I'm impressed you did as well as you did. You beat your VDOT pred ...
Topic: Fairport 5k Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: Fairport 5k Race Report
Way to go OldManRunner! That sounds like the type of race that sticks with you for a while; one where you replay it over in your mind as you're drifting off to sleep at night. Or am I the only one d ...
Topic: USTAF "America's Running Routes"
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:58 pm   Subject: Re: USTAF "America's Running Routes"
I heard about this on the RuncastWeekly podcast earlier in the week and checked it out. I managed to add on of my favorite routes and found it quite easy to do. But, now that I have the Garmin Forer ...
Topic: Trying out the new Garmin 205
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:27 pm   Subject: Re: Trying out the new Garmin 205
OldManRunner, there are four displays that can each be configured to display 1-4 different values. Of the four displays you can toggle between three of them while running or biking. THe four display ...
Topic: RIP, Runner's World forums
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:30 pm   Subject: Re: RIP, Runner's World forums
Hmmm. I'll have to check that out. I don't visit Runner's World anymore since I stopped subscribing to their rag. Though, I will admit I bought the May issue (and I did read Bricks article in the A ...
Topic: Trying out the new Garmin 205
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:23 pm   Subject: Re: Trying out the new Garmin 205
My new Garmin Forerunner 205 has become a staple of my running gear. I've found that it has really freed me to run my neighborhood more without worrying about planning my route out ahead of time or m ...
Topic: countdown to Boston
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:17 am   Subject: Re: Phedippidations
I've always said I admire those people who are in the back of the pack of a marathon and are out there on their feel (running or walking) for 5+ hours. Poor Steve was feeling rotten even before the r ...
Topic: Clint Verran's race report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:32 pm   Subject: Re: Clint Verran's race report
Whoa! I think if I were ever closing in on someone at a 4:51 pace it would be as I was making for the side of the road to puke.
Topic: new Road Runner Sports store
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: new Road Runner Sports store
[quote="Rickshaw"]Even the running section of my local sports generic megastore is better than this. I won't be back.[/quote

That's really strange. You would think they would have just sent over a ...
Topic: 26 miles? I don't even like to drive that far!
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:46 am   Subject: Re: 26 miles? I don't even like to drive that far!
Mfox, I wish I'd run a negative split race! First half was 1:38:46, second half was 1:44:07, so it was a 5:21 positive split. Considering the hills in the second half, that's pretty good for me. The ...
Topic: Hanson's marathon training plan
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:38 am   Subject: Re: Hanson's marathon training plan
However, I had a GREAT run! I felt good the entire way and had a negative-split time of 4:17 (female, age 42). I don't think I would have done any better if I had included an 18 or 20 mile run in t ...
Topic: Hanson's marathon training plan
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:10 am   Subject: Re: Hanson's at Boston
So now the question in my mind, is whether the success of their elites at Boston means anything about whether their beginner-intermediate marathon training plan is any good.

The Hanson's have alrea ...
Topic: 26 miles? I don't even like to drive that far!
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:16 pm   Subject: Re: 26 miles? I don't even like to drive that far!
Great report Richshaw.

You should submit this one to the editors at Marathon and Beyond as a suggestion for their "My Most Unforgettable Marathon (and what I learned from it)" section of their pe ...
Topic: Taking couple days off
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:44 pm   Subject: Re: Taking couple days off
If your happy with the group you have and you are able to train "smart" with them then keep it up. But it wouldn't hurt to check out the other local running group. In fact, I suggest your group joi ...
Topic: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:25 am   Subject: Re: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
Another congratulations to you both! I monitored you both from teh BAA web site (which was very sluggish and delayed by about 5-10 minutes in reporting split times). It was interesting to see how yo ...
Topic: Taking couple days off
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:55 pm   Subject: Re: Taking couple days off
If your stomach flu was bad enough to force you to miss five days I'd be concerned about whether or not you might be dehydrated or malnurished. Taking five days off definitely can have an affect but ...
Topic: new Road Runner Sports store
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:35 am   Subject: Re: new Road Runner Sports store
Hmmm...I don't know if they're as great as they once were. I need to compare more of their prices, but I just got their catalog and see their VIP pricing (10% discount) of the Garmin 205 is MORE than ...
Topic: what are your goals?
mfox


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:30 pm   Subject: Re: what are your goals?
Ahhh...what a charming "Brokeback" moment that would be.
Topic: Boston prep
mfox


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: dress rehersal
Depending on your flight times, consider a run after you arrive. You'll both be spending a reasonable amount of time in flight (especially Rickshaw) and a run after you get settled in might help get ...
 
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