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jblakley

Running Groups?

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Anyone interested in going for after work training runs? Either road or trail. Looking to get a group together that is interested in training semi-seriously. I seem to improve most quickly when I have people push the pace. I live on the eastside so that would be preferable since I am not driving right now. Would love for some of you really fast Mo Fo's to show up and set the bar high for us slugs. :-)

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Wouldn't mind moving from slug to roach speed myself. My wife can probably most guys, certainly myself, and at least be comfortable setting the pace and making sure we wouldn't over train. Weekends are probably better for us as she has the joys of Army training every day and wouldn't be up for evening runs too I would guess. We too live on the east side for now. We're up for bike rides too.

gev

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Just funnin a bit on that one. Different for everybody of course. Really just want to get people interested in group training since I think that really helps. It seems like when I run with someone closely matched with my pace we both end up running a little faster. That's the idea anyway. Even if a few people got together and it was a more relaxed pace that would be cool also.

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Damn Mike,

I would consider you a fast Mo Fo. So when you say 5.5 minute pace, up to how many miles? I'm thinking a group of a mixed pace going anywhere from 4 - 8 miles? Sound good? Then we can try and draft on Mikey.

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I wouldn't mind joinin up for evening runs...

It's always better to run w/ someone. Don't count on me burning up the road though.

Jamie

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So how about Marrymoor? Meet there? Who is interested and when can you make it? How far does everyone want to go?

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Jim,

Sometimes I can hold that pace for up to 1/16th of a mile...sometimes less...sometimes a little more. Just depends on how many Americano's I drank beforehand.

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Mike

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Mike

I think the strategy here is to treat each 1/16th of a mile like it's the only one. Then you simply string them together and before you know it you've ran an entire marathon at a 5:30 pace. It's just that easy. Perhaps you've seen my half hour infommercial "Chicks really dig running geeks"

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So it looks like so far it's Juneriver and myself meeting at a yet undetermined time to possibly start a weekly running group. Can I be any more vague? LOL Any other takers? Juneriver check your inbox.

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I'm interested in joining a running group though I'm nowhere near running a marathon doing 5:30 miles. If that's what you two are doing then I think I'll keep running by myself. I'm closer to 8:00 miles. Is this too slow for you?

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I dont know jblakley... he may run over me, but 8:00 for ~4-5 miles is about my style. I'm not a "runner", but I do it in an attempt to work off the beer effect for climbing. grin.gif

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That's fine guys. What days work best for everyone?

For the record: No I'm nowhere near doing a 5:30 pace marathon either. Actually finishing the marathon would be quite a goal presently.

[This message has been edited by jblakley (edited 08-09-2001).]

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