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  • in reply to: Olympic Results: Men’s 1500m Final #15459

    Ryan, NBC has a video clip of the bell lap of the 1500 on their video section of http://www.nbcolympics.com It is well worth viewing to see the finish.

  • in reply to: Olympic Results: Men’s 1500m Final #15457

    oops..sorry, that was me asking the question – forgot to log in – not that anyone here really knows me. thanks.

  • Makes me proud to be an American….yeah right.

  • in reply to: The Homer Spit 10K… #15158

    Advanced apology for continuing this NRR thread in the running forum. I was in grad school at U of MO in the wildlife department. My advisor got involved in a white-fronted goose study and we went to Innoko NWR to put satellite transmitters on molting geese so that they could determine where in CA this particular population was wintering. I’m now a waterfowl biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stationed in MN (live in WI). Are you in the wildlife profession? We can continue this in the non-running forum if you want.

  • in reply to: The Homer Spit 10K… #15157

    Advanced apology for continuing this NRR thread in the running forum. I was in grad school at U of MO in the wildlife department. My advisor got involved in a white-fronted goose study and we went to Innoko NWR to put satellite transmitters on molting geese so that they could determine where in CA this particular population was wintering. I’m now a waterfowl biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stationed in MN (live in WI). Are you in the wildlife profession? We can continue this in the non-running forum if you want.

  • in reply to: The Homer Spit 10K… #15155

    This is non-running related, but I was up in Alaska in 1989 doing waterfowl research (up near McGrath, AK at Innoko NWR). After we did our field stint we went down to the Kenai Peninsula. Pitched our tent on Homer Spit and went to the Salty Dog for a beer. Went back to the tent and found out that the wind had rolled it over like a big beach ball. Luckily our gear weighed down the tent. Beautiful scenery.

  • in reply to: "I never tested positive" #15107

    I agree totally. When I heard Marion Jones say, “if they try to prevent me from running in the Olympics without a positive drug test then there will be a lawsuit” it sounded less than up-front. Subsequently, she was basically caught lying during a press conference when she said she never bought any supplements from BALCO. In the same press conference she said, ok…well…yes I did by some zinc supplements from BALCO. I think zinc was what she admitted to, but it was legal anyway. Regardless, she has demonstrated that she is not being totally up-front. And if she is willing to lie about a legal supplement, what is she willing to cover up about a banned substance? Hiding behind the positive test defense for a previously undetectable substance is less than admirable.

  • in reply to: Monday’s Mania #15075

    Recovering from Grandmas today, which is good because I still have a few plants to get out into the veggie garden this afternoon – its been a cool and wet gardening season.

    Grandmas went well for me. I went in shooting for 2:45 however the continuous 10-15 mph headwinds were deadly. I ended up with 2:51:55 chip which is only 32 seconds off my PR, so considering the several minutes everyone lost because of winds I’m very pleased. They said this year’s race was the slowest in 10 years and 6th slowest in 28 years because of the winds. Only 15 weeks until Twin Cities!

  • in reply to: Book review time. #14974

    Jack Daniels’ Running Formula

  • in reply to: Advice on last long run before G’mas #14807

    Zeke

    x-c ski racing is my first love, so I don’t run at all from November to early March. I’ve raced in 7 Birkies and it is the highlight of my year. We’d like to get a cabin someday up near Hayward, but I work in the Twin Cities so have to stay reasonably close to that (1 hour commute!).

  • in reply to: Advice on last long run before G’mas #14804

    Hey Evets

    No, not going to the M&B get-together. I usually cool down for an hour or so at the finish and then head home – I live about 2 hours south of Duluth (Centuria, WI).

    Yeah, guys, the rain has been a pain. My 20 miler on Sunday in the rain was the most miserable run of my life. But I hope the temps keep cool. Last year was a little too warm. Good luck to everyone and hopefully we’ll have some good post-race reports.

  • in reply to: Advice on last long run before G’mas #14793

    Jeff

    When I read that you were planning a cut back week at 16 mi I immediately thought to myself “why?”. I agree with Ryan that you should do your 22 miler this weekend and then I would do your 16 miler the weekend after that as part of a 3 week taper. I’m running Grandmas myself (aiming for 2:45) and plan to run my last 20 miler this coming weekend (5/30). I have done a 2 week taper for my previous 8 marathons and want to experiment with a 3 week taper this time with a 16 miler on June 6. Good luck and hope for this cool weather to continue.

  • in reply to: Help with 10 week marathon plan #14368

    With regard to the idea of doing less hill work because your marathon course will not have many hills, I always have felt that hill work is important for promoting overall leg strength – not just so that you can run hills better. By conditioning overall leg muscle groups you will have more muscle groups upon which to draw on in the later stages of the race when your form tends to break down – even if the terrain is flat.

  • in reply to: Junior member versus member #14347

    According to the definitions listed in the FAQ above, it is based on the number of posts you have made. Since you just joined your a junior, like me.

  • in reply to: Lydiard and Snell interviews in Marathon and Beyond #14297

    Yes, Snell still has the 800m NZ record…which was set on a grass track!

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