Monday, September 28, 2009
Cuyahoga Falls, OHAge: 42 Gender: M
677 / 1431
524 / 982
86 / 141
Sunday, September 27, 2009
- This was my 4th Akron Marathon.
- I dedicated this Akron Marathon run in memory of Charles D. Ledbetter. I pinned his picture to my shirt. At the start I said, "Come Chuck we're going for a 4 hour ride."
- My brother-in-law Jason was suppose to come up from S.C. and run with me, but didn't make it up.
- I signed Jen up for text message results to track my progress.
- Arrived at the start at 5:30am
- Drive up with Mike Keller.
- My friend Robert Gurney, an old school mate was working there driving the SAG WAGON. I haven't seen him in 20+ years. Good seeing you Gurney!!!
- Met Brett in the gathering tent and chatted.
- E-Speed joined us for some pre-race chatting. She paced the 3:40 group.
- Met VR Group and others from facebook for an early morning picture in front of St. Bernard Church.
- CROWDED!!! Very crowded, I think the most I've ever see in the 4 years.
- I carried my own fuel for the 1st. 6 miles.
- I tried staying with the 4 hr. pace group, but I felt the pace wasn't consistent. I don't want to harp on this but last years pace was steady.
- I caught up to Beth (or she could up to me) we ran a little through Firestone Park then she caught up with the 4hr. group.
- Melissa was at Garfield waiting on her dad so she ran a block with me.
- Saw my friend from Firestone Park...He is now Detective Pat Hunt (Sheriff Dept.). He was blocking traffic for us...Thanks Detective Hunt!!!
- I was pushed by a RELAY (I'll be nice) DUDE. I yelled out some nice flowery words that were fitting for this section of Firestone Park (I wish the relay teams had another course to run. There are to many relay runners pushing, bumping, stopping, walking for the Marathon course).
- Brett's family was at the end of the towpath waiting to cheer Brett on...Hi Guys!!!
- Sand Run was OK I was still on track for 4:05ish
- Same place every year...I fell apart in West Akron near the School.
- I had to walk Garmin Hill this year.
- I didn't get back into a groove until I hit Market street.
- My Bib read...CHEFBILL ...a few people were yelling CHIEF BILL
- Market Street seemed longer this year. My whole body ached running down this hill.
- I look up ahead and found Beth. She stopping right before the turn on Main St because of cramping. I grabbed her and ran with her to the finish.
- Unofficial time 4:17:01. It's not sub-four but it's still a good time for a salvaged training schedule.
- NEXT UP COLUMBUS OCT. 18, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I don't think I'm ever 100% sure of any race. I'm always doubting myself, or saying things I should have...could have done different in preparation for the race.
There is no doubt that I will be at the starting line this Saturday morning prepping myself to run with the 4:00/hr. pace group. This will be my 4th Akron Marathon, which means I have to run next year to get 5 in a row.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
It's almost time for Akron Marathon. My new shoes arrived in the mail yesterday, so I'm ready to run. I've got a busy week this week my long run will most likely come on Sunday after noon.
Wild Bill & I are working on a Perkins Trail Run that we will run in November. We are still working on details, I'll post them later.
I've been trying to fight with thoughts in my head...What's next? Keep training and run a 50 miler (2010) then a 100 miler (2011) or train to run Boston.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I had a great weekend which I have to say started Thursday. Thursday night trail with the Crooked River Trail Group. We ran Oak Hill 4.5 miles.
Friday was an afternoon trail run with Wild Bill, Maria, and Nancy (bill's friend). We ran Perkins Trail, Oak Hill and another trail (I'm not sure of the name)...ended up with 15 miles.
Sat. Am was the Blue Line Training Run 19.35 miles.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Today I calculated last weeks mileage and came up with a 50 mile week. I wasn't trying it just happened. I wanted to run the RWS course (26.2 miles) I had some time to kill Sat afternoon and ended up running 6 miles. Wed. morning I could sleep and was up a 4 am so I went running in the rain and bagged 6 miles.
Today I ran 9 miles of the Blue Line. I started at the Mustill Store and ran South to Firestone Park, to Garfield High then back toward Akron U & downtown Akron.
Highlights from my run:
1. Lost my phone...fell out of my pocket somewhere...
2. I bet I smoked a cig from all the second hand smoke I inhaled today.
3. passed a guy token on some pot. YES SMOKING WEED WALKING DOWN MAIN STREET!!!
4. ran a 6.something last mile booking down Howard Street.
5. The new Akron U Stadium looks Awesome!!!
6. The Park look the same...
Today was my commitment to a 50 miler. I'll look again at Slime Pickins, but defiantly Mohican 50 miler in June 2010.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I ran 17 miles of the Akron Blue Line with Kirt O', Bill Billock, Don Holtapple, and Brett Shriver.
We started at mile 18ish (Sandrun Parkway & Revere Rd) I liked this start until we had to climb up sandrun hill...grueling...
I'd like to run an ultra this year I only had 13 miles of the Winter BT. I'm thinking Slim Pickins. Why, Well It's a FA, so it's cheap. If I can't go I don't loose any money. I'll have a good training base after running Akron & Columbus, and it's cheap...
I just read that Roy will have a Running With Scissors Training run Aug. 30th. The course will cover 26.2 miles. I think I may try and run this.
Mike Keller & I are working on another Indian run. 2 years ago we ran a 25 mile Indian landmark run that cover Cuyahoga Falls to the Valley then to Fairlawn. I'll post details later...
Thursday, August 13, 2009
On our way back to the parking lot we were talking about the different FA's in the upcoming ultra schedule. I'm thinking of running Laurel Lake's FA in November there's a few NEO Trail unltra FA's I'm going to look at running. With Akron and Columbus Marathons under my belt, and keeping up my training I think I should be in good shape to finish.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I decided it's time to blog again. I took a little hiatus AKA "Blogslacking" because I was board with writing the same old thing about the same old trails, course, and races that I've been running. I'll try to put a different spin on my blogs. You'll still find the bold, raw in your face shocking comments (maybe about you), but in Chef Bill Bailey Style. If you want to read a race report there's other bloggers that you can turn to that do a much better job than me.
You'll see me again this year at the Akron Marathon. I'll be running with my brother-in-law Jason. No goal, but I'm a believer in starting with a pace group so we will start with the 4:00 hr. group then we'll see what happens. After this year I'll take a break from Akron, I'd like to run something different in 2010.
I'm also registered for The Columbus Marathon. I was register last year, but had other obligations and could run. This will be my first year for Columbus full marathon.
That's it I was going to run Bobcat Trail Marathon but I have a catering gig and can't run. I have zero 50k's/ultras this year, next year I want to shoot for a 50 miler, maybe Mohican.
Cool Video shot with my kids in CVNP Tree Farm Trail
Check it out....
Post Note: I guess when I downloaded all my photos to a zipstick they come off my blog. opps...
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tomorrow will be 8-10 miles with Mike Keller. We will head out @ 5:30am and hit the gorge.
1. Is this a trail run for beginners? YES!! If you have be training and can run up to 60-90 minutes (5 or more), you’re ready for the trails.
2. Will I get lost? No Jim’s objective is to have everyone stay together. This is achieved by stopping at trail intersections, walking the hills and Jim & other runners will run slower runners back to the pack.
3. Will there be Veteran/ fast runners there? Maybe, but Jim encourages the veterans to introduce yourself to the new trail runners, run with them, and give some trail advice.
You just got off work, you got your favorite tunes blaring on the stereo, You’re going to meet the boys at Lock 29 and peddle out a nice hard ride on the towpath, then head over to the lizard for a few beers. Then you find out your that you left the key to your bike rack at work. No riding….What do you do? A) Go back to work and get your key. B) Head over to the Lizard and see how many beer you can chug before your buddies are back from the bike ride. C) Run trails with the strangers in the parking lot. Phil picked C. We recruited Phil to come run with us. We had 15 runners for the run. Real easy 6.44 mile run Lock 29 to Boston then back to Lock 29 on the Buckeye trail (Pine Lane). After our run we stopped by the Winking Lizard and watch a horrible Tribe game and an Awesome Cavs game. We also eat some food, and drank beer...Well I drank coke.
Sorry no pictures I forgot my camera. I’ll bring it next week.
If you’re looking for a brake from the road or new to trail running come out and get muddy with us.
Notes from Chef Bill:
· Eat your veggies!!!!
· If you are new to trail running even though it’s 60-90 minutes, bring water.
· If you are a veteran trail/road runner here’s a great second run for the day. Run hard in the morning then come join us for a nice easy trail run to add more mileage to your week.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Our conversation quickly moved to Melissa's Pants...We asked if she was going skiing, a memeber of MC Hammers dance group, and some unblogable comments were also made.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Last Monday was the 6 mile Call Farm route.
Sunday I ran my 7 mile Silver Lake Route. Windy day.
This week Nick V. & I will run 6 miles Call Farm on Tues.
Wed. AM will be 6 mile Hudson Route with Dr. Steve & Nick.
Thurs. plans are to run to the Gorge/Glenns with Mike Keller in the evening.
Sat. AM busy day volunteering at the 4 mile Race For the Orphans For Race Director Nick Villanti. Then I'm off to prep for Palm Sunday Brunch. I'm hoping I get to run sometime that day.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Monday ran Call Farm (4 miles) with Nick V.
Wed. Hudson (6 miles) with Nick V. & Dr. Steve
Sat. AM Pine Lane (8 Miles) with Mike Keller
Sunday Highbridge/Glenns/Gorge (9 Miles) with Melissa
27 for the week
Today 6 miles Call Farm run with Nick V.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I know I wasn't ready for this. My training has slipped away to the reality of life (Work & Family). I ran a little less than 13 miles on the 50K loop. The elements took a toll on me and the other runners. The flakes were flying, we plowed through the course, the snow never did get packed down like we thought. It was like running on loose sand. I was glad to get out of pine lane and get a bowl of chili.
Now my thoughts are focused on trying to get my training schedule back...
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
We ran Gorge/Highbridge/Glens...
Lunch time runs will be Wendsdays and Fridays and some Mondays.
(Most Monday runs will be a 6 mile 5:15am Call Farm route in Stow...email me if you want to join us)
Distance will be 6-9 miles. Some roads but would like to stick to trails.
Starting time: 12:30pm
Starting location will be somewhere near Downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Look for the post on the VR message board.