Ran 8 Miles on a Snowy Day

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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

Surf City Marathon Pre-Training

Surf City Marathon Pre-Training Sessions #2 and #3

Okay, I’m getting a slow start. Time to get serious. Time is passing by quickly. I need to be at my best if I’m going to reach my goals of running a 5 hour marathon and losing 8 pounds. Building speed is something I will do only after I’ve reached over an hour in total time.

Training Session #2 – November 21, 2014
Walking on the treadmill again. Rain, winds, and cool temperatures kept me indoors for another training session. Not quit as energetic as I was during the first training walk. 25:01 at a 14.29 min per mile pace.

Training Session #3 – November 23, 2014
I finally got a light jog in at decent outdoor temperatures. Jogged 39 minutes and 21 seconds in the neighborhood at a 13.44 min per mile pace. It was 62 degrees with 80% humidity. By the time I returned home I was soaking wet with perspiration, but it felt good. I immediately disrobed and stood underneath the fan. I can’t stand to have wet clothes on. Don’t worry, I was the only one home. lol

So far I have lost 1.0 pounds. Well, it’s better than gaining 1 pound.

Just looking at time and not distance or speed, here is my training summary:

Pre-Training #1 – 25 minutes, 17 seconds
Pre-Training #2 – 25 minutes, 01 second
Pre-Training #3 – 39 minutes, 21 seconds

Register for the Surf City marathon.

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

Rt66 Quarter Marathon

2010 ROUTE 66 QUARTER MARATHON * AUGUST 7th, 2010 * TULSA, OK

The 2010 Route 66 “Quarter Marathon” Run was held on August 7th, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It started at 7:30 am in the Blue Dome District of downtown at 2nd and Elgin.

The two things I liked most about the Route 66 Quarter Marathon 2010 were the rain and the “Theme from Rocky.”

We experienced a light rain to cool us off during the sweltering heat of August. The temperature high for the day was 95 degrees with 75% humidity. At 7 am the temperature was already 80 degrees and 74% humidity, so the drizzle of wet sprinkles was a welcome comfort.

As we were nearing the finish line in the Blue Dome District, we crossed an arched bridge. We ran to the tune of the “Theme from Rocky.” When I arrived at the top of the bridge, I threw up my arms and yelled, “Yo Adrian, I made it.” It was a great feeling and so appropriate.

The event had 1,968 finishers. Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?subjectid=29&articleid=20100808_29_B8_ScottM436807

The top three male runners for the quarter marathon were:
1 Scott MacPherson Fayetteville AR 23 33:01 33:03
2 Jerry Faulkner Edmond OK 28 36:25 36:27
3 Conner Drendel Yukon OK 21 38:09 38:11

The top three female runners were:
1 Amanda Erwin / 38 45:09 45:09 6:54
2 Andreia Huff Chickasha OK 39 47:01 47:10 7:13
3 Addie Patterson Tulsa OK 24 47:44 47:53 7:19

Male winners of the 5K Road Race:
1. Jerry Faulkner (Edmond), 16:02
2. Scott Doward (Norman), 16:57
3. Cole Barnes (Sapulpa), 17:07

Female winners of the 5K Run:
1 Lisa Lake Sapulpa OK 19 20:15 20:19
2 Muge Park Tulsa OK 35 20:43 20:45
3 Mindy Lake Sapulpa OK 19 20:55 20:58

Blue Dome District

Cole Barnes 3rd Place in the 5K Running Event

Lisa Lake first place female in the 5K Run

Mindy Lake 3rd place female winner in the 5K Road Race

Linda is the Pacer and Leader for our team, "Best Pace Scenario." She's one of the California Girls

Gayle is from the Runner's World Training Groups. We were on the same team a couple years ago.

Wet Bette (pronounced Bet). It was raining slightly

Candice and Bette at the finish line of the Quarter

Bette and Gayle

Bette and Jim

Route 66 Marathon Training

I had planned on beginning to train to run the Route 66 Marathon last Saturday, June 19, 2010, but when I finally emerged from under the covers, it was 9 am. I have no idea why I slept so late. I didn’t stay up late and I felt okay. My mother would have said, “You probably needed the rest.”

Anyway, I have run 7 half-marathons and it’s time I attempt to run a full marathon. The longest distance I ever ran was 15 miles. Training to run 26.1 miles is going to take a lot of diligence and perseverance.

Previous half-marathons include:

  1. Kunitake Farms, Kona, Hawaii Half-Marathon – June 22, 2003
  2. P. F. Chang’s Rock ‘N Roll Phoenix Half-Marathon – January 11, 2004
  3. Inaugural Route 66 Half-Marathon, Tulsa, OK – November 19, 2006
  4. Tulsa World Route 66 Half-Marathon, Tulsa, Ok – November 18, 2007
  5. Oklahoma City Memorial Half-Marathon, OKC, Ok – April 27, 2008
  6. Route 66 Half-Marathon, Tulsa, Oklahoma – November 16, 2008
  7. Williams Route 66 Half-Marathon, Tulsa, OK – November 22, 2009

I was really excited about getting started with the new season and training for the marathon. I let myself down by missing the whole thing. We were slated to run 5 miles. I decided to run on my own and only ran 2 miles.

I hope Coach Kathy will let me start training this upcoming Saturday. We are supposed to run 6 miles and I will certainly give it my best.

Guess I’ll go out for a run right now–heat and all. It’s 8:30 pm and 92 degrees.