Saturday, May 17, 2008

Another one bites the dust ...

Another season for the Marathon Training Class has come and gone. Med-City runners ran 10 miles, Grandma's--15. The morning in pictures...

Thank you to Marilee Hardyman for staffing our water stop. Thank you to Pete Martin and Lin Gentling for organizing the runs every Saturday since February. They'll start up again in July. Meanwhile, look for information for Saturday morning runs with the Off-Season Striders on the RTC website. Another option for your weekend runs ... Sunday morning at 8:30 at Running Room. Hope those running the Fargo Marathon this morning had the nice weather we did. It was a bit windy coming from the north, but all in all, I'll take it. It wasn't snowing. Spotted running on County 22 on my way to the RAC, Deb Dilling then Peggy Menzel. Spotted on County 22 when I left the RAC, heading for Sam's Club, Sonja Kranz and Kirsten Kranz.

I went to the Garmin training yesterday at Running Room. Pictured is the new 405. It's got a lot of the same features as the 205/305, but instead of pushing buttons to scroll, you run your finger around the bezel (the grey ring around the face of the unit), similar to an iPod. It also wirelessly connects to your computer when the unit gets within range. The rep said it's not intended as a replacement for the 205/305. If you use the mapping and tracking features on the 205/305, you'd want to stay with that unit. The screen is smaller on this unit. If you have a very smal wrist, it might not fit very well, but works fine on the average sized wrist. Comes in black and green.

Sunday afternoon on ESPN, the adidas Classic track meet. I believe it's 3:00 PM central time.

From Paul Thomford (and I believe this was mentioned in the P-B last evening as well): Sprinter wins his appeal to compete for a spot on the Beijing Olympic team. The twist? He's a double amputee with carbon fiber legs.

Posted 4 slideshows in yesterday's post about the Stay Out of the Sun Run. They had huge crowds. Haven't located the results yet, but I'm sure they'll be posted soon. I was directing runners into the finish line area. And taking pictures of course.

Newsletters back to 2002 have been posted on the RTC website, Members only area. Thank you Mike Schmitt, for posting these for me. I'm missing 2004 and 2005 (and possibly a few others). I believe I deleted those a while back as the files are huge and my hard drive was filling up. They were on my boat anchor desktop which I dusted off and brought up from the basement. I believe I'll have to contact Minuteman Press to see whether they have the CDs with the missing issues. I hope they do.

Here is the design for the socks for the TreadMan duathlon. Thank you Henry Walker! Fun, bright colors. The du is a collaboration between the RTC, RASC and TriRochester. Time to dust off those pedals and start training! This year, the event will be held on Sat, Sept. 27. Again, in Douglas. It's never to early to sign up or volunteer! It's been great to be a part of it. Maybe someday I'll even get to participate! Talented co-directors are: John Shonyo (RTC), Henry Walker (RASC), Mark Carey, Chris Koch, Rob Mitchell (TriRochester).

Monday, it's Cooking Light at my house. On the menu:

Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip (p. 192) Mary
Manchego, Herb, and Sun-Dried Tomato Scones (p. 112) Barbara
Whole Wheat Tagliolini with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce (p. 98) Renee
Moroccan Tri-Color Pepper Salad (p. 130) Margo
Baby Artichoke Saute with Basil-Asiago Breadcrumbs (p. 142) Pam
Lemon-Almond Cake with lemon Curd Filling (p. 128) Kelly
Chocolate-Pecans Macaroons (Kathryn)
Wine Barb

This will be my first experience making homemade pasta. We'll see how that goes. ;-) You'll hear about it, for sure and for certain. Sounds like a 'no carb left behind' dinner to me!

I'm going to have to will myself through the Med-City Half. I'm just not in very good shape and any kind of halfway decent pace seems like such an effort. I'll just run it for fun and try to tell myself that my time doesn't matter. (Good luck with that, ultra competitive Miss Renee!) "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." --Mahatma Gandhi

Long may you (we) run.

1 comment:

Chris said...

You can find the Out of the Sun results and awards here:
Chris O'