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  1. Slow_Running

    Better late than never - 100 on 100 RR

    If you run a total of 26.2 can you claim VT as another state on the road to 50 states?
  2. Slow_Running

    Better late than never - 100 on 100 RR

    But you were right!! Someone just needed to say it. Seems like we're hesitant to ask for specific legs, but in reality they all suck so we shouldn't hesitate. Glad you stepped up.
  3. Slow_Running

    Better late than never - 100 on 100 RR

    The Vermont 100 on 100 is my favorite race so you're probably wondering why it's taken 4+ weeks to post a RR. Me too, but no excuses, right. In case you're new around here, 100 on 100 is a 100 mile relay race on Route 100 in Vermont. This was the 4th year a Loop team has entered. This year was my 3rd time running this relay. It's such a fun day of running and spending time with friends I don't see often enough. Throw in the weekend trip to Vermont and it's a getaway, race and mini-Loopfest all rolled into one fun weekend. 100 on 100 fell on the same weekend when I had 18 miles on the calendar so OCrunnergirl wisely "volunteered" me for an 18 mile leg. Perfect! I must have hit the tangents because Garmin says it added up to only 17.8 miles, but who's counting. The weekend started shortly after lunch when I simply could not wait any longer to get the party started. I left the office to start the drive to Killington, VT where KRG had found a nice roomy condo to rent. I'm terrified by open spaces, which is how Vermont can be described, but soon enough Siri had guided me to the condo tucked into the side of Killington mountain. Soon all members of the team arrived and we made our way to a restaurant for dinner and drinks. The alarm went off way too early the next morning. We had about an hour drive to Stowe, Vermont where we would check in and start the race. Apple Pie expertly guided us to Stowe where we checked in and helped him get ready for the first leg. After that we drove onto Rt. 100 to decorate the van and cheer on our team members. Here is a pic of the van after some light rain washed away some of the paint. I don't have the pic after KRG and Jschneid fixed the damage, but here is the partially fixed van. Jschneid was the next runner. We made him cross the road and stop to get into a picture at Ben & Jerry's. He didn't seem to mind and didn't even pause his watch. Vermont has a lot of mountains and streams. The obligatory waterfall pic: For the rest of the day we alternated between running, eating, and cheering for the rest of the team. About 15 hours later we crossed the finish line where a buffet dinner and beer were waiting. Nice way to end the day. The medal was different this year. I like it. After eating and drinking we made our way back to the condo where Ben & Jerry's ice cream was waiting. A few of us stayed up late talking and catching up, but soon exhaustion was too much and everyone made their way to bed. We went out for a big breakfast the next morning and then left to make the drive back home to reality. These kinds of weekends go by way too fast. We're trying to put together 2 teams for next year. Think about it, but be warned: You will want to keep coming back. I'm in taper mode now. Marathon #5 is 10/7. Breaking 4:00 has been a barrier for me. Training was solid for a sub-4 on the last two attempts. One was slowed by the killer weather at Philly Loopphest 2 and last year was slowed by a back strain. I feel under trained speed-wise this time but am still shooting for that 3:59. Now the goal is out there so I'm accountable.
  4. Slow_Running

    Darien 5 Miles - Welcome Back, Baby!

    Stroller x 5 miles in a race. BA for sure! Great job! Will BL be ready for 3 legs next August?
  5. Slow_Running

    The grass is always greener

    I immediately stood up upon reading the first line here, so thanks for that. Lately I've been thinking that I don't stand as much at work as I used to so I'd be interested in that podcast. Slow process, but the worry will fade each month. It was a 9 month on/off process for me, but once the cause was identified it was possible to break free from the injury cycle. That worry comes back with every little niggle but it fades just as quick.
  6. Slow_Running

    Kamikaze

    I love fast intervals, but I also love a long slow 20 mile run.
  7. Slow_Running

    In the Darkness

    I thought we ran so we could eat more ice cream without getting fat, but I suppose all that other stuff makes sense too.
  8. Slow_Running

    ? Marathon Training Week 4 – The Decision

    It's great to see that you bounced back and are running and training. See you in December.
  9. Slow_Running

    August In Pictures & Loopfest 2019?

    The bowl is insane!! The last leg makes up for the bowl torture. It was great to run another 100 mile relay with you! Can't wait to do it again next year.
  10. Slow_Running

    Week 3 Complete: Definitely a better week

    Hahahaha!! Sorry, you're cracking me up with "my area" and grooming. No such thing as TMI among runners! Hope the shin feels better.
  11. Slow_Running

    Summer Training Update

    A kidney!? Nothing like throwing that bomb in the last few words. WOW! Wishing her a speedy recovery. After 15 a few weeks ago I remember thinking that 11.2 more miles seemed so much farther. My first of two 20s is a day away now. I keep saying the same thing you said - trust the training.
  12. Slow_Running

    GLER RR

    Congrats on the PR! Well done.
  13. Slow_Running

    The Amazing Amanda.

    Yay Amanda!
  14. Slow_Running

    Top Advice for Running on Vacation

    I totally agree! Also, the best way to explore a new area is on foot. There's so much more to see than I would notice while driving.
  15. Slow_Running

    The Return

    Warm rain runs are awesome! I can't stop smiling when I run in the rain.
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