Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sat. Am 7am Lock 29, ran with Vince, Nick V., Rob, Al, and someone else I can't remember... We ran Valley Trail to Kendell Lake to Boy Scout Camp (9 miles) Very Hilly. Good run.
Sunday am Ran with Vince, Melissa100, Brett1/2, Bob Clark, John (I just met) and another guy (I didn't catch his name). We started at Bolanz to O'Neil woods, then somewhere unknown then back to Bolanz. Another 9 mile hilly day.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
Age: 41 Gender: M
Overall Place:1131 / 8027
Gender Place:857 / 4077
Division Place:148 / 542
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I wake up at 4:30am to get ready for the race. packed all my gear, ate a CAROB PEANUT BUTTER PURE FUEL BAR, checked the weather channel, then headed out the door.
A little chilly morning, I wore my PURE FUEL TECH SHIRT and a long sleeve shirt for the drive up. Driving through parts of Rt. 8 there was some heavy down pours I was worried the start of the race we were going to see the same.
I caught up with
Once in the corral I was a little worried because the pace teams were no where in site. 5 minutes before the scheduled start they showed up. I decided to try and run with the 3:50 pace group. Brett Hines & Jamie (don't know his last name) paced the group. Mike Keller planned to stick with the 3:50 group so we teamed up and ran together. The race started about 5 minutes late. Once we got started the 3:50 group was a little bit a head of us we decided to slowly catch up because we were on pace. Mile 2 Mike had to make a pit stop, I told Mike I would stay on the right side so he could catch up. After a while I caught up to the 3:50 group. I didn't see Mike for a while, and my plan was to stick with the group. Mile 13-14 I fell behind the group. I started to cramp up in my right thigh. I slowed down to 9:50-10:00/min./miles. I then had to stop to stretch out my legs. I stopped 5-6 times. I traded my PR time to FL (finish line) time. At mile 15 or 16 Mike Keller caught up to me, we ran maybe a mile together again then I had to slow down again. I never did catch up to him. I got to mile 18 and hear a distinctive chatter. I look up and it was past E-Speed from SERC (Cleveland Southeast Running Club) She was running with couple another member of the club.
She told me to drink more poweraide to try and get rid of my cramp. Once I got to mile 20 I was toast. The brutal wind going off the lake would not let me run any faster. I decided not to stretch any more just run through the pain and keep moving. Just finish.
I did finish 4:20. Not bad for a poor training schedule, two days(Friday & Sat) on my feet at the expo.
VINCE, VERTICAL RUNNER, MIKE, BRETT, JAMIE, E-SPEED
PURE FUEL made a very successful appearance at the Cleveland Marathon Expo. Our featured Organic Energy Bar was the New Black Forest Recovery visit www.fuelpureenergy.com for more information.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Michigan Trail called us back for another beating. About a dozen of us from VR TRAINING & VERTICAL RUNNER headed over. Just like the website states NO WIMPS!!! For myself I was ready for a brutal beating.
We stayed at the Best Western in Howell MI again this year. We were going to find a place to eat but it was Graduation week and we couldn't find a reservation. I put my culinary skills to work and cooked us up some carb loaded vegan & meat dishes that satisfied everyone.
I had to register under #274. They didn't have me register so they found William Bailey 39 running the half. I was register as Bill Bailey (not william) and I'm 41. After checking the results William is from Milford MI. I called to have them change #274 to my name, age and city. CRAZY...
I have to thank Melissa for my time. We ran the first loop together (2:21) we were smokin...I thought...this isn't good last year I came in at 2:25 and finished 5:30. Once we hit the second loop Melissa took off. I stayed back watched my pace and time trying to figure out if I was going to PR or not without crashing.
Michigan Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
The weather was perfect…the trails were beautiful…and the performances rocked!
This is a tough race and everyone should be very proud!
For race results visit: http://trailmarathon.com/
Congrats to the following VR Training Group Runners in the Michigan Trail Marathon:
Vince Rucci: 3:27 (VINNIE GOT BEAT BY A GIRL!!!)
Mel Bolgrin: 4:37
Melissa Cairns: 4:51 (GREAT JOB!!!! THANKS FOR PULLING THROW THE FIRST LOOP)
Chef Bill: 4:58 (TRAIL MARATHON PR...AND GOT BEAT BY A NUMBER OF GIRLS AND A FEW OLD LADIES)
Denise Flores: 5:07
Tami Menssen 5:29
Danielle West: 5:30
Congrats to the following VR Training Group Runners in the Michigan Trail Half Marathon:
Robyn Cutler: 2:15
Kristi Gunyula 2:22
Kris Kelley 2:34
Sherry Carpenter: 2:41
Sean Wade 2:56(SEAN YOU LOOKED AWESOME OUT THERE)
Melissa Cairns dad, John ran the half...I'll post his time later.
"Vince are you happy a girl beat you?"
OK Back to CRASH...I asked Crash if he would drive us back to OHIO. Crash insisted his drive skills were as sharp as his knife skills. We drive into Ann Arbor for lunch after the race and parked in a parking deck. Really, really, really close to one of those pillars that hold up the deck. well you know what happens next....
Melissa before the race...Ready to kick my ass.
OK I'm ready, My Sherpa Pak & all.
MI TRAIL MARATHON 2008 4:58:39(PR)