Wednesday, May 21, 2008

just kidding, there still are TCM slots

I spoke too soon, there still are some TCM slots...if you know the right people.

Fortunately, you know the right people, baby. The MDRA Fall Marathon class will have up to 50 slots for TCM available!

Here's the fine print: you have to join the class and also pay the TCM entry fee and do the volunteer commitment (normally chip assembly or something like that).

The marathon class is $125 to join, which is a bargain for the amount of coaching you'll get! Also included in the $125 class fee is a one year MDRA membership & all the Mountain Berry PowerAde you can drink on long runs. The 2008 fall class starts on June 24th.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

TCM is closed

The Twin Cities Marathon reached it's registration limit recently. If you know someone who is just dying to get in, there are still fundraiser slots. Cost is $195, there are only 150 slots, and registration opens this Thursday (May 22) at noon.

In other news it's getting close to Grandma's taper time! That snuck up quick this year.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

the president's fitness test is back

I've missed the days of the grade school President's physical fitness test. I always got my butt kicked on the flexibility test, but exacted revenge on the limber kids during the mile run.

Well, the test is back for adults. It grades you on a 1.5 mile run, sit-ups in a minute, push-ups until failure, flexibility & B.M.I. All the details & how to grade yourself can be found here.

I'll be doing this thing as soon as I get a chance. I'm not expecting to do well, since I'm basically a one-armed man & can do maybe 2 push-ups. However, I think I've got a sub-9:00 mile & a half in my legs. That should count for something.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

free food!

That got your attention, didn't it? There are several free continental breakfast parties a free breakfast party for Bike Walk Week commuters tomorrow morning from 7:00-9:00.

Now you've got the perfect excuse to run or bike to work. I know how much runner's love free food. Anyone who's seen a finish line know how much runners love free food. I'll eat my weight in those Great Harvest race rolls (bagel lumps) after a 10K for no reason other than they're sitting there & I don't see a cash register nearby.

individual wins team state

In case you missed it, a girl in Texas won the state 1A track & field team title solo. Check it here.

Monday, May 12, 2008

TC one team results

The MDRA Crews turned in some solid results at the TC One mile last thursday. The men came in 6th, and even saw a couple of sub-5:00 times. The MDRA Masters cruised to a 5th place teram finish.

Next yp in the team competition is the BK 5K, taking place in my 'hood on May 26th. Be there.

Monday, May 5, 2008

from the Flying Pig marathon...

As this story says, if there's ever a good place to have a heart attack, it's near a group of paramedics. Wild.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

more Boston news & sportsmanship

First, here's the best act of sportsmanship ever.

Next, (thanks for the reminder, Chad) here's a recap of how the MDRA teams ran at Boston from masters runner Tony.

Things went well in Boston. Our Master's team was 16th out of 83 teams, with a team time of 8:52:36, and with all of our scorers coming in under 3 hours. The Open team finished 35th in a very competitive field of 75. All three scores were in at 2:55, for a team time of 8:46:26. I think we were able to show that Minnesota has a strong running community.

Nice job guys! Full team results here.

team circuit race coming up

Don't forget, the TCM One Mile is a week from today, and is the next race in the USATF Team Circuit.