Sunday, November 27, 2005

AG PLACE AT DUTCHMAN????

Oh, geez. I didn't even think of checking past results until Nancy brought it up. In 2005, gals 50-54 lined up like this:

1 3:48:51 DEBBIE LEFTWICH PHOENIX AZ
2 4:48:29 MARY MESSAL TUCSON AZ
3 5:12:13 ALIX SHAFER TEMPE AZ
4 5:15:16 REBECCA KELLER DAYTON OH

Look at the second-placer. 4:48.
Look at the third-placer. 5:12.

Last year I had a really hard fall training season and felt like h3ll at the Chicago Marathon, but managed a 5:30. A month later I did a spur-of-the-moment race in Huntington, WV, running 4:50 and feeling great (oh, yeah, and placing an AG 4th but awards only went 3 deep.)

So, hmmm, what if I run Chang's RNR AZ feeling lousy (been debating whether to switch to the half, as you may have been reading)... could I repeat my Huntington experience at Lost Dutchman? Hmmm. Huntington was flat. Dutchman isn't. Six miles of Dutchman is on a gravel road. But if a difficult RNR makes me tough....

Oh, Nancy. See what you've started.

3 comments:

nancytoby said...

Bwahaha!! I think (when I looked at the AGs) that they were really uneven in size, so it's hard to say what will happen on race day. Just do your best and GO FOR IT!! :-)

Mark Lowenstein said...

Ellie,

I believe you're an inspiration to me when it comes to these words, "triathlete" and "marathon".. Brother Dennis Cesone (http://denniscesone.blogspot.com) is always encouraging me to join one soon. I have this chronic knee problems but thanks to my Gold's Gym Sports Medicine for helping me get rehabbed and take small steps toward becoming a possible "first-time-triathlete" within the next two to three years.. It's kinda scary to do all three events without stopping!!

While Dennis do the triathlon, he quotes this verse:

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength!" Phil. 4:13 (niv)

Pray for me and I will continue to pray for you!!!

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