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NDORFNZ Folkz Races for September of 2018
 
On Saturday, September 1, 2018
AthleteComments
don honeycutt (rudy)

Pocatello Marathon

Certified? Yes

26.2 milez in 04:22:11

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-01
Overall90 thTop 11.5%
Age6thTop 42.9%
PR Rank14thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 50m 45s
Total Races17 races for 26.2 miles14certified races for 26.2 miles
 112 races overall98 certified races overall
   4States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Its been about 2 years since I ran a full. Wanted to check off Idaho so we came here. The race was down a canyon for 6 miles with a steep decline then we had a good climb for mile 7 and back down the Canyon till mile 15 then just hills off and on with a big climb at 22. Ran with Booty the entire race. I felt good but my Quads were super sore. Met some really nice people from all over the country. Beautiful Challenging Course.
Steve Scoville (hskrrs)
NDORFNZ Racing

Arcadia Fun Run

Certified? No

3.3 milez in 00:33:48

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-01
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank7thmissed Non-Certified PR by 0h 7m 23s
Total Races8 races for 3.3 miles0certified races for 3.3 miles
 424 races overall24 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Always enjoy small town races even if they are long. Nice flat course. Didnít care for the late start when everything says 7:30 mile, 8:00 5k and it goes off a half hour late. They did the awards for the mile right though, 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13. They had 20 kids in the mile, great turnout. Forty years ago this summer we were in Arcadia for a wedding reception, went in the bar to have a drink, found the College World Series on the tv. Guess where I spent most of my time... :)
sonja honeycutt (booty)

Pocatello Marathon

Certified? Yes

26.2 milez in 04:22:11

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-01
Overall89thTop 11.4%
Age5thTop 62.5%
PR Rank5thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 17m 2s
Total Races5 races for 26.2 miles5certified races for 26.2 miles
 72 races overall59 certified races overall
   3States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Very scenic race today in Pocatello, ID. Rudy ran with me, which made it very relaxing. Mostly down hill at the beginning, but there was a few big hills we had to climb towards the end. Overall, this was a really nice race. Tons of food at the end!
 
On Friday, September 7, 2018
AthleteComments
Shannon Stenger (sweetness)

Lost Soul 100k

Certified?

63 milez in 14:35:00

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-07
Overall16th
Agen/a
PR Rank1stNew Non-Certified PR by 14h 35m 0s
Total Races1 races for 63 miles0certified races for 63 miles
 127 races overall77 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Second 100k race for me. In Lethbridge, Canada. When I signed up for the race, thought I would get cooler temps but I was wrong. I knew going in that it would warm up in a hurry with little to no shade cover on this course.

Started conservative as always the first few miles. But by mile 10 or so, I knew something wasn't right. I was working way too hard already and knew it wasn't going to be good. Leaving mile 15 aid station and wouldn't return for 10 miles. Got about 3 miles in and I was feeling terrible. Light headed, dizzy, just feeling terrible. Nothing in the body, tired. Hooked up with another Canadian at about mile 18 and I would end up running the entire race was this individual, all the way to the end. Things went from bad to worse when I started to get shooting pains in my left side in the kidney area. Battled through that until mile 48. Was awful and painful. Just survived the race in a disappointing 14 hours and 35 minutes. Not happy at all with time. Finished 16th overall. 66% finish rate in race. Only reason I finished was to get my Western States ticket again.

Course ended up being a lot tougher than I thought. 32 steep hills over two loops of the course, brutal. Hope I can master the nutrition and hydration part of 100k soon.
 
On Saturday, September 8, 2018
AthleteComments
Steve Scoville (hskrrs)
NDORFNZ Racing

Ram Run

Certified? No

3.2 milez in 00:30:57

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-08
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank16thmissed Non-Certified PR by 0h 7m 40s
Total Races18 races for 3.2 miles0certified races for 3.2 miles
 425 races overall24 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Wish the race would start on time but I was able to get everywhere I needed to get to.
 
On Sunday, September 9, 2018
AthleteComments
Bob Garcia (leanto)

Buffalo Run

Certified? Yes

5 milez in 00:34:17

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-09
Overall200thTop 100%
Age0thTop 0%
PR Rank6thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 9m 8s
Total Races21 races for 5 miles8certified races for 5 miles
 272 races overall127 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Forgot to pin on my race number!!
Steve Scoville (hskrrs)
NDORFNZ Racing

Buffalo Run

Certified?

5.0 milez in 00:53:27

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-09
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank3rdmissed Non-Certified PR by 0h 4m 37s
Total Races8 races for 5.0 miles4certified races for 5.0 miles
 426 races overall24 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Not pretty. Good to see lots of friends.
Trevor Scoville (theDude)

Buffalo Run

Certified? Yes

5 milez in 00:35:40

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-09
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank7thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 6m 5s
Total Races10 races for 5 miles7certified races for 5 miles
 95 races overall55 certified races overall
   2States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Pushing up the 5 year average
Carl J Samuelson (carljsamuelson)
NDORFNZ Racing

2018 Corporate Cup

Certified? Yes

6.2 milez in 00:49:27

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-09
Overall171stTop 12%
Age15thTop 14.9%
PR Rank6thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 8m 47s
Total Races9 races for 6.2 miles9certified races for 6.2 miles
 94 races overall37 certified races overall
   3States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
2018 Omaha Corporate Cup

Team captain for my company, RIC.

Ugh; so out of shape.

Also, WTF right Achilles tendon? Why'd you throw a fit around mile 4?

All that nonsense aside; it was great to see so many familiar and friendly faces today!! Also, just fantastic weather.

Still hate this course though.

Garmin tracked 6.31 miles @ 49:27.
 
On Friday, September 14, 2018
AthleteComments
James Hunter (Jalan)

Harvest Moon Hustle

Certified? Yes

6.2 milez in 00:58:40

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-14
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank41stmissed Certifed PR by 0h 19m 27s
Total Races42 races for 6.2 miles42certified races for 6.2 miles
 151 races overall136 certified races overall
   7States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
The bad news was that the Usual Suspects hurt the whole way. The good news is that they didn't slow me down. My poor fitness did that. But I know what to do about that.
The heat and fatigue did play a factor. I know this because my first mile was the fastest and that never happens. I logged the most number of steps in the past two years. That's a good thing too. I remember when I used to think that anything slower than an 8 minute mile didn't count. Karma can be a bitch.
 
On Saturday, September 15, 2018
AthleteComments
Dan Fucinaro (Dan)
NDORFNZ Racing

Bismarck Marathon

Certified? Yes

26.2 milez in 03:29:20

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-15
Overall19thTop 13.6%
Age4thTop 33.3%
PR Rank49thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 25m 33s
Total Races54 races for 26.2 miles54certified races for 26.2 miles
 91 races overall89 certified races overall
   9States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"

Thanks to God, my family and friends! As I approach 10 years since my father's passing this November, I especially had him and my mother in my thoughts throughout the race. My siblings and myself will never begin to repay all the love and sacrifices they have done for us.

I certainly went into this race with a lot of trepidation. I had some horrible workouts, and one in particular where I was writing my own running obituary. There were a few unforeseen little injuries also that had me taking a few days off here and there from running. Mostly, it was a slowing of all my paces, from easy to speedwork, that got me down. I knew that my 'faster' race days were behind me, but the sheer amount of slowing was ridiculous to me.

But I had tried to keep a positive attitude. My injuries had not been serious ones. And I was thankful that I could run period and have the opportunity to participate in many races and wonderful opportunities. So my "A" goal was to go out to Bismarck, enjoy the race, and this will sound cliche, but to DO MY BEST. My "B" goal was a finish time of 3:20-3:30.

On race morning, I arrived at the start/finish area in lovely Cottonwood Park at 6:15 am for the 7:30 start. I was told this was plenty of time for parking and they were right...I parked in the lot adjacent to the start/finish chute. At 57 degrees and 8 mph wind, my cold-blooded self was shivering as I waited for the start, even with arm warmers and gloves on...probably some nervousness thrown in as well. The gun went off and I knew that the first few miles were crucial to solidify a not-too-fast pace, my aim was 7:45-8:00. In some of my workouts, I had doubted whether this was even possible come raceday. But the paces were there, and I didn't feel like I was overdoing it or underdoing it. Good sign number one! Arm warmers and gloves were off shortly after the start and the weather felt great to me.

I found out that the vast majority of the course was on asphalt, with very little concrete stretches. And it was very flat with the exception of 2 bridges over the mighty Missouri river...but even these bridges had gentle inclines and declines (note--these bridges connected the cities of Mandan on the west and Bismarck on the east). So I had these things going for me. And I had friendly people around me--the runners, the volunteers and the spectators. The race was a combination full, half, 10K, 5K and marathon relay. The 4 relay exchange points served as "cheering stations" as well and added to the fun. Right after the first relay station was the Expressway Bridge, then the half marathoners split from us. I heard the guy behind me comment on how 'lonely' it felt with the majority of the pack going a different way.

We were on a combination loop and out-and back from miles 6-15 through the city of Mandan. I was keeping my projected split times and my experience taught me that it was 'comfortably' challenging, but not-too-hard for the many miles that lay ahead. Good sign number 2.

Before the turnaround at mile 11, the guy I heard talking about the full/half split getting 'lonely', came around me and we had a nice visit. His name also was Dan...was from Iowa but had worked in the past at the Bobcat factory in Bismarck. AND was going to work for Caterpillar! So we had a good conversation as I operate both Caterpillar and Bobcat equipment in my job, and we also talked running. The very act of talking didn't leave me breathless while running and this was good sign number 3. But after a few minutes I realized that, for myself anyway, I needed to stop talking and concentrate on the race. So I explained this to Dan and encouraged him to go ahead and I will enjoy talking to him again post race. He pleasantly understood and ran ahead.

My splits in the first half were 7:45ish, and then gradually went to 8:00ish for the second half. Felt like my effort was consistent. Just past halfway, we had a stretch to the east, which was a headwind. Even though the wind probably didn't get above 10 mph for the race, it got to be pesky running into it. At this stretch, a woman passed me and said, "hey, I'll break some of this wind for you". I thanked her, and she very consistently ran a quicker pace ahead of me until after a few miles she was out of my sight. She finished as the 3rd place woman and I had visited with her post finish, thanking her again and congratulating her on a great race.

The 2nd bridge was Memorial Bridge which returned us to Bismarck from Mandan. This beautiful bridge commemorated our brave military and would be featured on the finisher's medal. More thoughts of my dad as he served in the Marines. Then we did another out and back on the Riverfront trail for miles 16-20. I gave, and got, a lot of thumbs up and smiles and nice comments on this out and back and on the previous one...reminded me of the old Corporate Cup route. I had passed my new friend Dan on this stretch and we exchanged words of encouragement.

From miles 20 to the finish, I knew that it was all-important to...in the words of Shalane Flanagan..."keep my s*** together". Obviously at this point things were getting more difficult but it was not overwhelming to me. I knew I had a good pace going and was determined not to blow it. I kept doing the math and projecting possible finish times. The time of 3:20 was out, but going under 3:30 was not. I knew I could not make any mistakes...from extremes of doing ridiculous surges to giving into walking. It sounds like a little thing, but no walking and no slow jogging on the the late stages of the race was another goal for this race, which I thankfully accomplished. I got through it, one mile at a time, thinking of Dick Beardsley's approach. I even passed some folks in the last few miles. Oh, that sub 3:30 was going to be close, I kept thinking! Finally the finish line (and my car) were in sight and I ran through the chute, knowing that I gave this race my very best effort.

I finished in 3:29:20 with a huge relief, and a lot of smiling post race. I had a wonderful time visiting with runners, volunteers and spectators after the race. I finished 4th in men's 50-54 age group, but actually got the 3rd place award as the guy who came in first was the first Master...he got that award and thanks to no double-dipping, I got 3rd place in my age group. Age group winners got a cool race jacket! This was just a part of the nice race swag from Bismarck--the participant's technical long sleeve shirt with hood, a winter cap and a backpack were for all participants; plus I bought 2 pairs of gloves, a baseball cap and a cowbell for 2 dollars--no kidding!! Kudos to the organizers, volunteers and spectators for the Bismarck Marathon...I thanked as many of them as I could.

Song of the day: "Some Must Dream" by Nils Lofgren. Breathlessly beautiful intro harmonics, heartfelt lyrics and a dazzling acoustic ending solo. I got the chance to hear this song at my first Nils shows in 1990 when it was a then-unreleased new song. Best to Nils as he just began a string of Northeast concert dates.

 
On Sunday, September 16, 2018
AthleteComments
Erik Hash (Hasheri)
NDORFNZ Racing

Equinox Half Marathon

Certified?

13.11 milez in 01:31:29

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-16
Overall36thTop 4.7%
Age2ndTop 5.4%
PR Rank1stNew Non-Certified PR by 1h 31m 29s
Total Races2 races for 13.11 miles0certified races for 13.11 miles
 85 races overall26 certified races overall
   2States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Signed up on a whim a couple weeks ago. Knew I didn't have the hard training but figured I'd give it a shot and went out in 6:30ish pace. Held through 8 but knew I was in trouble when I hit a slight incline. Oh well, glad it's done.
(lala)

Omaha Marathon

Certified? Yes

13.1 milez in 01:59:00

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-16
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank3rdmissed Certifed PR by 0h 2m 40s
Total Races4 races for 13.1 miles4certified races for 13.1 miles
 4 races overall4 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
(carloscogua)

Omaha marathon

Certified? Yes

13.1 milez in 01:46:00

Race Data Statz as of 2018-09-16
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank3rdmissed Certifed PR by 0h 5m 58s
Total Races4 races for 13.1 miles4certified races for 13.1 miles
 4 races overall4 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Total Races: 14 | PRz: 2