Ran 8 Miles on a Snowy Day

So I ran 8 miles yesterday. That is not such a special feat. Tulsa area runners who are more gutsy than I am ran at least that many miles and more while it was snowing. I know some people love running while it’s snowing or raining, but that’s not my cup of tea. I don’t mind running while there’s snow on the ground but not while it’s coming down. Call me a wimp if you want, but I just can’t take the cold. So needless to say, I ran on the treadmill at Planet Fitness – Tulsa.Admiral.OK.

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Run Surf City

Today I signed up to be a Surf City Marathon Ambassador.  They’re only accepting 25 people as ambassadors and I’ll know if I’m accepted within 48 hours.

I think I would make a good ambassador for the Surf City Marathon.  I’ve already recruited three people to run it with me.  Without even knowing about the ambassador for the marathon, I’ve already been posting about it on WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter.

On Athlinks it shows I’ve run 60 races but those stats only go back to 2003.  I’ve actually been running competitively since 1987.  So I’m sure I have over 100 races under my belt

I’ve run 8 half marathons and this will be my second full marathon.

Half Marathons

  1. June 2003 – Kona Half Marathon – Hawaii
  2. Jan  2004 – P.F. Chang’s Inaugural Rock ‘N Roll Phoenix – Arizona
  3. Nov 2006  – Inaugural Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
  4. Nov 2007  – Tulsa World Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
  5. Apr 2008  – Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon – OKC
  6. Nov 2008  – Route 66 Half Marathon, Tulsa
  7. Nov 2009  – Tulsa World Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
  8. July 2012 – The Wipro San Francisco Half Marathon – California

Full Marathons

  1. Nov 2010 –  Tulsa World Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
  2. Coming soon —– Surf City Marathon —– 2015

Today’s Stats

Time: 00:40:12   Pace: 13:4

Weightloss: 2 pounds

Beginning a New Marathon Training Season

Training for the Surf City Marathon: Session #1

I haven’t done much running since I ran the San Francisco Marathon in 2012. I would say, “I’m out of shape and over weight.”

So here goes. Today is the beginning of a new running and weight loss season. My goal is to run the Surf City Marathon in 5 hours and lose 8 pounds.

I’m so out of shape that I’m starting with the bare basics of walking. The outside temp is 18 degrees so I began with a 20 minute brisk walk on the treadmill at a 12.9 minute mile pace. Right now I’m not trying to set a PR, I’m just trying to build up my stamina. So it doesn’t matter how far I walked in 20 minutes. If someone just has to know, then figure it out mathematically. I’m just not posting distances right now. That will come later. I guess we can call this Pre-Training.

The Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon, “California’s Classic Oceanfront Marathon” will be held February 1, 2015 and starts in Huntington Beach, California and touches Seal Beach and Newport Beach. More information about the marathon can be found at their website: http://www.runsurfcity.com/

So starting date is today, November 17, 2014.

Two goals:
1. Run a 5 hour marathon
2. Lose 8 pounds

I Finally Belong!

Well, I finally found out what training team I belong to–“Best Pace Scenario!”

Linda Jaramillo is our team leader and running pacer.

With four of the women on the team being from California, I thought it would be more appropriate to call us the California Girls. But then again, maybe it’s not so appropriate. We have a couple of guys on our team.

The California cities we’re from are all Southern California cities–Rialto (a small town outside of San Bernardino), Norco, West Covina, and Rancho Mirage. We all lived within an hour of each other. I lived 22 miles from Norco, 36 miles from West Covina, and approximately 65 miles from Rancho Mirage.

I’m glad I finally have a training team to run with.

Photos of the day:

Aint She Sweet?

Beautiful Scenery

Men’s 200 Meter Results

This is the results of the Men’s 200 Meter Track event at the National Senior Games in Palo Alto, California–August 1-15, 2009.

In this National Senior Olympic Games 200 meter track race, in the men’s age 50-54 age group, there are two Oklahoman’s in the top five. Roger Davis age 51 took first place with a 25.06 finish and Ken Ellis took fifth place with a finish of 26.19.

California had one person finish in the top five and that was John McNamee in the 55-59 age group. His finishing time was 25.97.

Event 284 M50-54 200 Meter Dash —
Name Age Team Finals Wind
1 Davis, Roger M51 Oklahoma 25.06 2.2
2 Hockersmith, David M53 Arizona 25.18 2.2
3 Hastings, Mark M54 Texas 25.71 2.2
4 McBride, Gregory M54 Massachusetts 26.01 2.2
5 Ellis, Ken M51 Oklahoma 26.19 2.2
6 Pickens, Letcher M51 Missouri 26.20 2.2
7 Shilcutt, Bryan M51 Texas 26.66 2.2
8 Monson, Greg M51 Illinois 27.13 2.2

Event 283 M55-59 200 Meter Dash —
Name Age Team Finals Wind
1 Peyton, Oscar M56 Maryland 23.71 1.1
2 Snow, Steven M55 New Hampshire 25.19 1.1
3 Pizza, Greg M55 California 25.38 1.1
4 Steinberg, Neil M55 Rhode Island 25.54 1.1
5 Mc Namee, John M56 California 25.97 1.1
6 Bacon, John M57 Tennessee 26.42 1.1
7 Bowne, George M58 Ohio 26.47 1.1

Event 282 M60 200 Meter Dash —
Name Age Team Finals Wind
1 Allle, Charles M61 Pennsylvania 25.44 0.7
2 Brown, Tyrone M64 District OF 26.16 0.7
3 Tharpe, Bill M60 Florida 26.30 0.7
4 Covey, Bruce M62 Michigan 26.62 0.7
5 Pierce, Roger M64 Massachusetts 27.45 0.7
6 Melendez, Steve M60 California 27.85 0.7
7 Tarumi, Hiroshi M64 California 28.20 0.7
8 Milewski, Paul M64 Wisconsin 28.26 0.7

Women’s 200 Meter Results

Women’s Track Results — Palo Alto, California

2009 National Senior Games – 8/5/2009 to 8/11/2009
Sponsored by: Del Monte
Stanford University — Stanford, Ca — San Francisco Bay Area

Women’s Finals for the 100 Meter Track Event Results

Event 281 W50 200 Meter Dash —
Name Age Team Finals Wind
1 Scotti, Amanda W51 California 28.25 1.8
2 Cook, Brenda W54 Texas 29.47 1.8
3 French, Marie W51 Minnesota 31.97 1.8
4 Williams, Kimberly W54 Maine 32.93 1.8
5 Lowe, Suzanne W54 California 33.32 1.8
6 Karch, Karen W54 Illinois 33.71 1.8
7 Ruth, Carol W54 California 34.81 1.8
8 Young, Connie W54 West Virginia 35.31 1.8
— Bowers, Linda W53 Alabama DQ 1.8

Event 280 W55-59 200 Meter Dash —
Name Age Team Finals Wind
1 Woodward, Loretta W55 Georgia 30.17 0.2
2 Yearwood, Pearl W58 Florida 30.39 0.2
3 Bowman, Jeanne W56 California 31.75 0.2
4 Glynn, Kay W56 Iowa 31.81 0.2
5 Epie, Betty W58 Texas 32.53 0.2
6 Bond, Irma W59 North Carolina 33.24 0.2
7 Whitfield, Alyse W59 Florida 33.51 0.2
8 Ritchie, Bobbie W59 Alaska 34.25 0.2

Event 279 W60-64 200 Meter Dash —
Name Age Team Finals Wind
1 Raschker, Phil W62 Alabama 30.59 -0.3
2 Rue, Saundra W63 Ohio 33.50 -0.3
3 Sarnaik, Sharada W63 Michigan 34.87 -0.3
4 White, Mary W62 Virginia 34.91 -0.3
5 Stiles, Debbie W60 Missouri 35.60 -0.3
6 Benedict, Normimah W62 Arkansas 36.35 -0.3
7 Davis, Christine W61 Indiana 40.41 -0.3

National Senior Games – Stanford University Track

The US National Senior Games held at Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay area of California is the largest multi-sport event in the world for men and women athletes ages 50 and older.

12,750 athletes and an additional 25,000 family and friends were expected at the Olympic style games.

There were more than 800 events contested over 16 days.

I heard someone say that the Stanford track is the second most expensive running track in the US. And I was invited to run on the track with the National Senior Olympics. What an opportunity it was. I previously qualified in the Oklahoma Senior Olympics in 200 meter track and the 5k road race.

The San Francisco Bay area is beautiful and the weather was perfect. I stayed for 5 nights and 6 days. I couldn’t get enough time off from work to be able to stay for all the events.

My mother and daughter joined me and we shared a hotel room in Sunnyvale just a few miles away from Palo Alto, California.

I arrived back from California on Thursday August 13, 2009 feeling great. I didn’t win, but had a great time.