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NDORFNZ Folkz Races for March of 2019
 
On Saturday, March 2, 2019
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Bob Garcia (leanto)

Heat The Streets

Certified? Yes

3.1 milez in 00:24:15

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-02
Overall6thTop 8%
Age1stWon Age Group
PR Rank37thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 6m 34s
Total Races88 races for 3.1 miles38certified races for 3.1 miles
 273 races overall128 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
 
On Saturday, March 9, 2019
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(freejack)
NRGE

Pi Day River Rotation Half Marathon

Certified? No

13.47 milez in 01:58:20

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-09
Overall27thTop 20.1%
Age3rdTop 14.3%
PR Rank1stNew Non-Certified PR by 1h 58m 20s
Total Races1 races for 13.47 miles0certified races for 13.47 miles
 33 races overall15 certified races overall
   2States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Thankfully, my husband and two cousins were still speaking to me this morning...Yesterday at 6:15 am we bundled up and headed from Manhattan, KS to Lawrence, KS in the cold, drizzling rain. The Pi Day marathon usually takes place on the trails there each year, but this year the snow and ice that remained constant on the trails forced the officials to move the race to the levee instead.

We got checked in and viewed the course that consisted of a two mile road that we would run back and forth on for three loops, with the first mile of the race a half mile out and back in the opposite direction. I looked at the already sloppy mess and said oh, this is only going to get worse with more foot traffic, shaking my head and hoping for the best. And thankfully the weather did turn around in our favor before we started. The rain stopped!

Sure enough, with the milers, 5k runners, and marathoners that had already been out on the road, after the first loop it was pretty hard to find areas that you didn't sink into for the 134 half marathoners. What a great experience for Jay's first half marathon, right?

I stayed with Jay and our cousins Rob and Renee for the first mile and then picked up my pace. Rob had agreed to stay with Jay to help pace him, and Renee was just getting over influenza, so she was giving this her best shot. I wanted to use this race as a long training run for my marathon next month and was just simply happy to get off the treadmill and amongst other runners for the first time in a long time!

The weather continually warmed up and with every loop I shed layers, even throwing Jay my shirt on the last loop. He shouted, hey, the only girl that will take her shirt off for me 😂 We ended the race at 62 degrees, a very welcome change from the sub zero temps we had been experiencing in Nebraska.

One may think that the loops back and forth could get boring as I was running by myself and with no music or headphones. But the trail running community is made up of people with the most positive attitudes of anyone you could ever meet. With the constant meeting of other runners, and the marathoners also mixed in with us, there was always someone to give a smile to, exchange words of encouragement with, and also a little ribbing. "Hey, it looks like you found a little mud." "Did you know your shoes are dirty?" I enjoyed the people running this race and the volunteers very much.

There were many, many times that I wanted to stop and walk, though. I commented to one girl in the muddiest section that every time I reached that half mile, I wanted to cry a little. She replied with the same. But I could also see other women ahead of me walking and my competitive spirit won out.

I ran smart and simply slowed down for the muddiest parts, telling myself to just keep moving forward without stopping. My mantra for this race was "stronger as I go." I continually said this to myself over and over. That's exactly how it went, too. My last 5k was negative splits, with my final mile being my fastest mile and passing two more females in the last half mile.

Even though I wasn't beside Jay throughout the whole race, I met him on the course several times to yell directives at him, haha! "Run, Freeman, run! It's your last day of being 39!" His original goal was to finish under 4 hours, but that day he thought he may be able to get it finished in 3 hours. Rob did an excellent job pacing him, Jay finished in 3:02! We are all proud!

The races weren't done when we finished our half. Some of the runners had chosen to run the mile, along with the 5k, along with the marathon, and then do a half marathon once they finished the full marathon. The name of this event for those who chose to do it all? "The answer to everything!" None of us were wishing that we had entered that, not for one single moment.

Successful half marathon day, and yes, he may just be thinking of doing another. It's an addiction yknow.....
 
On Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Steve Scoville (hskrrs)
NDORFNZ Racing

Shamrock Shuffle

Certified? No

3.0 milez in 00:35:06

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-16
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank21stmissed Non-Certified PR by 0h 12m 14s
Total Races23 races for 3.0 miles0certified races for 3.0 miles
 433 races overall24 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Run/walk. Went better than expected.
Bob Garcia (leanto)

Big 12 5k

Certified? Yes

3.1 milez in 00:23:02

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-16
Overall33rdTop 4.8%
Age1stWon Age Group
PR Rank37thmissed Certifed PR by 0h 5m 21s
Total Races89 races for 3.1 miles39certified races for 3.1 miles
 274 races overall129 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Hilly course, ran as well as I could hope for with little mileage and not much warmup. Ran in tights and hooded sweatshirt.
 
On Sunday, March 17, 2019
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Bob Garcia (leanto)

Blarney Stone

Certified? Yes

3 1 milez in 00:23:10

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-17
Overall3rdTop 2%
Age2ndTop 66.7%
PR Rank1stNew Certifed PR by 0h 23m 10s
Total Races1 races for 3 1 miles1certified races for 3 1 miles
 275 races overall130 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Forgot I had signed up for this, so I ran even though I was tired from yesterday. Didn't warm up because I got there late. Ran only about 10 seconds slower than yesterday.
 
On Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Shannon Stenger (sweetness)

Grinnell Track Open

Certified?

.5 milez in 00:02:08

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-23
Overall1stBroke Tape!
Age1stWon Age Group -- you DDSOB! ;)
PR Rank1stNew Non-Certified PR by 0h 2m 8s
Total Races10 races for .5 miles9certified races for .5 miles
 130 races overall77 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Ran 800m at Grinnell Indoor track to test fitness 5 weeks before Drake Relays.

Ran 2:08.06- 32.3-32.2-32.6-30.9

Happy with result.
Shannon Stenger (sweetness)

Grinnell Track Open

Certified?

.25 milez in 00:00:56

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-23
Overall1stBroke Tape!
Age1stWon Age Group -- you DDSOB! ;)
PR Rank1stNew Non-Certified PR by 0h 0m 56s
Total Races4 races for .25 miles3certified races for .25 miles
 130 races overall77 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Ran 400m after 800 for workout.

56.90. Happy with speed with no track work.
 
On Saturday, March 30, 2019
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Steve Scoville (hskrrs)
NDORFNZ Racing

Tabitha Miles4Meals

Certified?

3.1 milez in 00:35:15

Race Data Statz as of 2019-03-30
Overalln/a
Agen/a
PR Rank9thmissed Non-Certified PR by 0h 10m 31s
Total Races127 races for 3.1 miles2certified races for 3.1 miles
 434 races overall24 certified races overall
   0States of "All 50 States Marathon Club"
Statehood Day, State Farm, now Tabitha Run. Mostly protected from the wind. Another run/walk.
Total Races: 8 | PRz: 4