Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Need a Vacation Tonight

For anyone who has posted on the blog lately, you may have noticed the upgraded version of this blogger format thing, and if you use colors like I do, the purple doesn't look really purple any longer.  It's unnerving.

Decent weekend of racing, even though there were just four performances.  Dave Ploskonka ran for a 5th place finish at the Seneca Greenway Trail 50k in 4:19:xx.  Great job for Dave after just getting back into his usual long runs.  Additionally, as I've now confirmed, but will wait until official results are posted to make it "official" - Dave's time is a new team record, displacing Travis Warren's 4:30:xx at HAT from a few years ago.  At the Tim Kennard Ten Mile River Run, Denise Knickman chased her Club Challenge performance with a win in the incredibly quick time of 1:03:08.  And at the B&A Trail Half Marathon, Chris Benassi took 5th in 1:19:32 and Erik Westlund was 21st in 1:24:00.  Both are terrific early season times, and the effort earned Chris Benassi his first ever Purple Drink Athlete of the Week!

There's some exciting stuff going on this next week, including one of my favorite holidays of the year, Mardi Gras, Pat's 30th birthday, Pub Run and Shamrock 5k.  Next week features our return to "official" TNT workouts in an event which will be known as the Strides of March.  There's tons of track meets coming up, if you're so inclined, and we're collectively attacking the world of Main Street Miles this year, beginning with Wednesday, April 13th's Westminster Main Street Mile (7pm).  Downhill, point-to-point. 

Finally, for any GRCers out there reading this, if there is interest in running a 2mile "race" on the track on Saturday, March 19th, get in touch with me as Ed is looking to do this type of effort.  We'll give you numbers and make it officially timed and call it a race, and we'll even send it into WRR.  We also discussed the possibility of throwing together a DMR at some point this year.  Let's collectively rap.

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