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mattw last won the day on April 18 2020

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  1. Congrats! Not easy to keep going when there's not an actual event, but you kept it going!
  2. mattw

    Birthday Silliness

    Cool idea and awesome the family and neighbors joined. But you could have just done 58 minutes. Probably a bit less epic though.
  3. mattw


    Good year of training and high mileage! We just rearranged our living room and hung the TV (previously on a stand). Only took my son and I 3 tries to get it right.
  4. mattw

    Today's Lunch Break

    Still raining. Started at 4:30 am, and I wasn't able to go back to sleep. It is in the low 30s, but not below freezing, so just the cold rain. I wimped out on biking to work. I can still claim I'm getting over the stomach flu that hit me Monday night and knocked me out for two days. Drove to work yesterday too as I really didn't have enough strength to ride. Just as well as I had to pick up my race packet for tomorrow's half marathon. I am one of the two-hour pace group leaders. Running buddy Tim is the other. We, along with another buddy who has since moved away, were, and kind of still
  5. The holidays are good time for rest and a break from regularly scheduled runs. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
  6. mattw

    I said I'd be back.

    Sounds like you got a good number of adventures in this year too! I hope the winter isn't too harsh.
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    Bummer. Good that you got the right fit. But as these things go, you know next year's model will be all wrong.
  8. If the kids ever run more than 3 miles at a time and build some endurance they may be smoking me.
  9. Donuts were the main motivation to finish early and get to the front of the line.
  10. mattw

    Jolly Holly 5K

    Sweet that you could pull off that kind of speed! And with a questionable stomach too.
  11. Hmm, maybe I'll get one for the half marathon pacing gig.
  12. My last bloop was a collection of what I saw while spectating the marathon spectators. I had a pretty good view as I ran the 26.2 miles through and around downtown Charlotte. Training was half-hearted. I didn't put in sufficient weekly miles nor was I consistent at speed work. With everything else going on in life, I was somewhat apathetic about it too. I combined that with a cold 3 days before and a fairly consistent 15 - 20mph wind on race day. To ensure a painful day, I started with the 3:15 pace group who started running 7:10 - 7:15 minutes per mile instead of the 7:25 required for th
  13. That is a good idea. I have been concerned that people may mistake me for a player on that team. "You're a Pacer?!? Can I have your autograph?"
  14. I tend to discard the ugly ones. I have a couple that have "PACER" in large letters on the back. Does that confuse folks if I wear it to the gym or while biking?
  15. mattw

    You're Going to Get Wet

    Great stuff! Kudos to you and your wife for braving the elements and for recognizing the conditions can be miserable and beautiful at the same time.
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