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Last night I ran 4.5 miles. Without stopping. That's 45 min of straight running. At ~6.0mph. That's a personal record for distance.

And I did it instead of going out to the bar.

Days like this I confuse myself.

Anyway, \o/ ! Go me.

The rest of this post is attn: [ profile] jennyclarinet, [ profile] hilldo, and I guess any other runners:

1) I saw a bunch of shirtless Cavs players on the news this morning and thought of you. (For others: Jenny and I spent a good amount of time once at a J-Squad party googling "Wally Szczerbiak shirtless" and "LeBron James penis".)

2) The Akron Marathon. Saturday, September 26th. There are a few options we could do: marathon (hell no), half marathon (also probably a hell no), or a Team Relay, which sounds the most interesting to me.

The Team Relay needs 5 runners. Each runner runs a small section of the marathon, and then passes off a snap bracelet to the next runner. Each section is a different length, so you can have people of all different levels running together:

First3.5 mi
Second5.7 mi
Third6.3 mi
Fourth3.1 mi
Fifth7.6 mi

We'd have until September, so whoever decided to pick up the longer legs of the run would have plenty of time to train. Plus, with me, Jeff, James, and Jenny running, we will need one more person... September is plenty of time to train for the shortest leg, that being 3.1mi. The Couch-To-5K program would do that in plenty of time. (That is, unless we get Melissa to run that long leg for us; then we're golden. Haha.)

Now for the bad news. First of all, we'd have to be there at 7am on a Saturday. Blech. Second, registration is $36 per person. Now, most 5Ks cost money to register; it looks like $20-$40 online depending on the race. But still, that's money we'd have to pay for the race. Akron Marathon is a non-profit organization, and their charity benefits "local fitness" from what I can tell; not a bad thing, but I'd hoped to pick a race that targeted a more specific charity. (Of course, Jeff's response is "Look up the course and we can run it together for free on our own day." Umm...kind of defeats the point.)

The other bad thing is that we'd all be running separately, instead of being able to run together and pace each other. However, the plus side of that is that we could say the J-Squad ran a marathon. XD

We have until August to register, so there's plenty of time to think about it... what do you guys think?

Date: 2009-05-20 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
See, I'd LOVE to, but only depending on the weather. :/ My asthma tends to dictate when I run if I do go running outside. Warm weather is alright, but colder weather = Hell No.

Date: 2009-05-20 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, my lungs have a cold trigger. I cough drinking slushees. XD But September miiiiiiiight work out.

If we got just a normal 5K during the summer, though, would you want to run with us?! That would be fun!

Date: 2009-05-20 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can try it. I'll be honest when I was really sick I quit running altogether (like Dead. Stop) But I can try getting back up to speed. September would give me till August to train and say yes or no.

Date: 2009-05-20 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, let me see if someone who lives around here wants to run it. XD Either way, you and I could do a Turk 5K. Where we stop for smokes halfway through. I MEAN WHAT

How to Run the Turk 5K

Date: 2009-05-20 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1) To ensure you get to the race at 7am, do not sleep. Instead wake up at 5pm the day before

2) Pack water, smokes, and a pump coffee carafe, and a flask along with the usual supplies

3) Drink entire thing of coffee

4) Stop in the first 1K to piss
4a) Shoot anyone who may pass you

5) Stop in the 2K and drink your flask
5a) Shoot anyone who may pass you

6) Stop in the 3K to see if the bars are open
6a) Shoot remaining competitors unless they want to go to the bar

7) Smoke your cigarette in the 4K

8) Get piss drunk before the 5K. Make sure to stumble across the finish line first.

9) Pee

10) Pass out.

Re: How to Run the Turk 5K

Date: 2009-05-20 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

11) Hire sniper to shoot all remaining competitors

12) Hang trophy in office

Re: How to Run the Turk 5K

Date: 2009-05-20 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

13) Since the trophy is in the office, write all expenses off on company charge.

Re: How to Run the Turk 5K

Date: 2009-05-20 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
14) Head to the bar to dodge Bossman's questions about the huge bill

Date: 2009-05-20 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Dude if I wasn't getting married the next week, I'd totally fly to Ohio and do this race with you!

Date: 2009-05-20 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
HAHA. Weddings >>>> races! We will have plenty of time to do another 5K. Jenny and I still want to do one we can run together!

Date: 2009-05-20 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, four months would be pushing it for a half marathon--but you could definitely get someone up to running a nice seven miles by then.

I've never done a relay. Sounds like it could be fun, as long as everyone is taking it equally seriously or not-seriously.

Date: 2009-05-20 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In our case, it will probably be less rather than more seriously.

And in my case, I'm really just curious as to whether I could do the 8 miles. I mean, I bet I could, but whether i could do them at any kind of respectable pace.

Date: 2009-05-20 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hell, if I can do 13 you can do 8. I'm sure of it.

Date: 2009-05-20 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would like to think so! Since I'm stuck at.... 5. XD

Date: 2009-05-20 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Does whoever runs with you also have to have a name that starts with J?

Date: 2009-05-20 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Apparently! :P Hence the J-Squad tag. It's ridiculous: Jessy, Jeff, Jenny, James, Jason, Jerry, Justin, DJ. And Kurt (who we renamed Juan).

Date: 2009-05-20 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:) I think every group has something like that. In my case, I have a life overrun with Amys. My best friend, my sister-in-law, my officemate...

Date: 2009-05-20 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My buddy Joe would probably run if we asked him. Double bonus is that I think he can cover one of the longer distance legs and his name begins with J. However, Melissa is hotter and can run further too. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

I'd definitely have to move the treadmill or *gasp* actually run outdoors where people can see me. Running in a garage in the summer would certainly get me used to running in high temperatures though.

Being that I've ran a whole mile in the last 2 weeks, I'd probably have to start getting back to it. If only running was more entertaining.

Date: 2009-05-20 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Doing the Akron marathon as a group does sound kind of neat. And I could definitely train to run 7 miles this you, if I keep it at 6 mph, I can keep on going. I just hope you're not planning on us actually placing!

I was actually starting to look for races on last night, but I was kind of skeptical about that site's thorough-ness since it didn't mention this weekend's Blossom Time Run in Chagrin.

My Pump instructor did her first triathlon last Sunday and reported to us this morning that it was one of the best days of her life. Sounds cool...too bad I can't swim.

Date: 2009-05-20 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a shame we can't do a triathlon relay... I was a distance swimmer in high school!!

Anyway, I really think it sounds neat, and I'd definitely volunteer for one of the longer legs just to see whether or not I could do it. Jeff is interested but he is a little less enthusiastic than I am... he doesn't want to stop focusing on his weight training.

There's a group from work that does this race every year; they just do it for fun, not to place, which is totally fine by me. I'd just like to say the J-Squad ran a marathon together -- I think that'd be so awesome. especially because we are like the kings and queens of drunken shenanigans... we'd finally be doing something that's good for us.

Date: 2009-05-21 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, and honestly, the drunken shenanigans are getting old...or maybe I am!

Except of course the disappearing into a private place and taking super secret photos! :) Which someone needs to post on our super secret community.

Date: 2009-05-21 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, I know! I was just thinking about that yesterday. I haven't loaded any of the photos from that party onto my computer yet!

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