Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Someone's Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Day 3 of Broad Street training and I'm still on Plan [meaning, I haven't over-run my Program ... yet ] Two days in a row*??? How long has it been since I've done that??? This is from the guy who was once asked by Coach Xena: "How long has it been since you took a day off?" ... And I couldn't remember

Not that my Mojo has left, as some of my friends have been struggling with, it’s just been the way things have been going lately, from a scheduling or meteorological standpoint. [Bad timing or bad weather]

As I was cruising around, my thoughts turned to my cousin, who took Silver in her Age Group at the University City 5K. She has no plans to defend her title in Philly, but I happened to wonder where her result there would put her in her NEXT race, judging by last year’s results at her racing debut in Hartford.

Subject: No medal in 2010 I'm afraid

5th O'Hartford 5K
Hartford, CT, March 15, 2009

1st Place - WEST HARTFORD, CT 23:03
2nd Place - COLCHESTER, CT 23:12
3rd Place - WEST HARTFORD, CT 23:13

Although a 28:00 could bring you in around the Top 20 for your Age Group … That’s pretty sweet – and doable, if you haven’t lost too much fitness over the Winter. Sub-25:00 gets you near the Top 10

Coach R

After I checked her time from last year, curiosity got the better of me. Doe has no plans for running Broad Street this year [or anything else it seems, which makes me sad], so it fell to my nearest male competitor. I checked Disco Bob’s 2009 time.

He only beat me by 3 minutes last year, just barely cracking 90 minutes … He slyly let me know that 2010 will be his 15th Broad Street in a row … being ever diligent, I checked back a couple years … He’s been LOSING 3 minutes every year, while I’ve been 3 minutes quicker for each 10M I’ve done!!!

Yeah, there’s blood in the water.

* Day 1 was a “Rest Day” … You know, to keep ALL the Mondays consistent

I :heart: my Coach

Monday, February 22, 2010

"Once more into the breach ..."

Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead!

Whoa … That’s a bit harsh!!!

I only mean to say that … when I said I wouldn’t be racing in 2010, it was mostly due to D’Wife’s job, since she works on Sunday – prime racing day – we most likely wouldn’t have anyone to watch D’Kid while dad trotted around Philly or Jersey or PA or wherever. Just for shits & giggles though, my Coach and I whipped up a 10-week Training Program for Broad Street, with the caveat “Whether I’ll actually register and run it is a whole other story LOL”

Well, two developments came together over the weekend

1] D’Wife approved of my Race Day Plan / Conspiracy, should she not be able to take the day off: Her BF works at Blue Cross and plans to Volunteer that day; if D’Wife can’t get the day off, Cathy will take D’Kid with her to whatever task she’ll be doing, whether is water stationing or something at the finish line

B] My brother’s sister-in-law [my sister-in-law’s sister?] told us yesterday at my nephew’s baptism party that SHE is doing it, too.

With those two pieces of the puzzle now in place …

Registration Confirmation for:

2010 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Dear rudy,

Congratulations! You are now registered for
2010 Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Please check the event's official website for updates:

God help us all …

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Know Your Rights

"You have the right to Free Speech ... As long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it"

You are all on notice - one more issue with any of you and your ability to post in the PRT [Post Race Tent forum on] will be removed. Further issues, and your accounts will be closed completely.

I no longer care who started it; which side you're on; whether you feel justified in your disdain for each other or not - I simply am tired of it. Period.

Your subscription service doesn't give you the right to abuse this site or slice hairs to cause shit - period. If you don't like that - you can demonstrate your dissatisfaction with my decision by leaving the site.

I've informed Grizzly and Sierra of the steps required to remove your permissions from the PRT - and they both have the ability to place your accounts in moderation.

If you would like a refund on the balance of your subscriptions, then simply email me your PayPal account information and I will be happy to refund you that balance.

If any post; veiled or not - comes across the wrong way to any moderator whatsoever, your access to the PRT will be closed immediately. If you then violate any other rule - based on the moderators opinion in any other forum, your accounts will be closed.


Lock me out of PRT Rich, see if I care ... as long as I can VRAA.