stuff ‘round the mill
Sunday marked 26 weeks to the Pocono Marathon! So Monday I started my 26 week program to prepare for that heavenly 26.2 mile romp coming next May. I will have 8 weeks of serious base building to prepare for the 18 program I will follow. I’m stoked, I love training during the winter!
I left the Mill lot and headed for an easy 3 miles run by the Stadium. I wanted to pass by the finish area as I began to think of the past years and dream of what the 11th year will be like.
As I passed one stadium entrance much to my surprise one of the gates was open! Big smile here! I looked at the gate like my dogs look at the gate to their yard. If the gate is open the pups get a big smile on their face and they boogie, and so did I! I didn’t want to over stay my welcome so I only ran one lap and left. I was amazed at the thoughts I recalled as I ran around the track. I remembered things about year one, then year two, and so on and so forth. Every memory dear and pleasurable! We have so many special and dear people here in our community!
So many have traveled substantial distances to share our joy of running and support our Red Cross through the marathon! The people we get to interact with during marathon weekend have been awesome. In particular my memories of Lt Col. Fred Dummar and Capt. Ivan Castro whose stories I’ve told over and over again were at the forefront of my mind. Their presence brought pride and dignity to our event! Their high regard for the Red Cross was a reminder of the importance the Red Cross plays in the lives of our armed forces as well as our civilian lives. Long…LONG…live the Red Cross and its commitment to all in need!
Here is a link to what Wikipedia writes about Ivan. My suspicion is this will cause a tear to well up in your eye and pride in your heart:
I thought of the training we all will do this winter and next spring to prepare for the finish lap in the stadium come next May. I know we will have discouraging training days as well as uplifting training days. I thought of the many wonderful friends and family who shared in the joy of our first10 finishes. They are special people! Only time can tell the new memories and friends will be made over the next 10 years! I guess I’d be wiser to think and prepare one year at a time, HUH! The people, the shared time and dreams, are truly a gift! I had a special and pleasant feeling remembering and picturing Scott at that finish line on year 9!
For me training for a marathon is a gift a runner could be blessed with. The ability to train. The reward of each and every training mile and moment is a gift for which I can never express enough thanks!
Please join me and let’s train so that we may receive all blessings of the Pocono Mountains Run for the Red Marathon!
Brian Winot and Rod Sagastegui ran Las Vegas this past Sunday. Brian is writing a report for us so I will not reveal their results until then. I will tell y’all a bit as Brian responded to my email of congratulations “I ran as well as I could until I couldn’t.” I responded to him “that’s the story of my life!”
That’s what it’s about, keep running until you can’t! If we run long enough it will be the story of all out lives. Like Brian we simply must not quit!
Brian Winot – 4:16.04
Rodrigo Sagastegui – 5:22.23
A report from Mike Melton on one of the Ultra Running boards is as follows:
14-year-old Colby Wentlandt from Aurora, Colorado just crossed the 200-mile mark in the Icarus 6-Day race being held in Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His time for 200.489 miles was 67 hours, 1 minute, 28 seconds. He’s looked composed and steady throughout the second and third days.
I mention this for info plus the fact that some events are reluctant to allow “kids” in some of our running events. I’ve been criticized for encouraging my grandson, Jake, to run a marathon well before he was 18. My feelings are a kid on the course with a caring adult to watch over him/her is in no danger! Let them try!
Russia cheats! WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THAT??
The history of chips for races isn’t a very long one but it can sometimes be a troubled one. Chips allow many more runners to participate without a complete disaster at the finish line. And they give us a far more precise measurement of our race results through our personal “chip time”.
They have also offered a new dimension in cheating. I know of several runners who have worn another person’s ankle chip so that person would have a Boston qualifying time. I know, disgusting!
Last week after a few sent me results from several local High School’s athletes result at States I went to the website to check on some of our other High Schools. There was a note on the website with the High School State Cross Country results that some of the results were in question as some athletes wore their own chip plus the chip of another teammate!
All I can say is its only running! Running is one of the most important thingy’s in my life! It’s about my wellbeing, my health, my happiness. The need to cheat or be a part of a cheat would be a cause to make me quit competing!
Delaware Valley Turkey Trot 5K The race starts at 10:15 and includes a running turkey and a cross country course on the high school Does anybody have results?
Las Vegas Marathon. Report coming.
THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
11/21 – JFK 50 mile http://www.jfk50milemdt.org/
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING MEMORIAL 5K – http://www.poconoymca.org/
PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN US IN AS WE SHARE THE LAUGHTER AND JOY IN OUR MEMORIES OF SCOTT!
11/22 – PHILADELPHIA MARATHON/HALF MARATHON – http://philadelphiamarathon.com
WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
11/26 – FROM MIMI – ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MORNING GATHERING. 8am Smithfield Beach. Please bring a mug and something edible to share. (She means chocolate or something with chocolate on it!!)
As usual we will be running, swimming, walking, laughing and talking, and sharing our CHOCOLATE! Lots and lots of chocolate! Chocolate is a wonderful appetizer before turkey. As a matter of fact I eat chocolate daily when I preparing for Thanksgiving! Eating chocolate is a great way to taper into Thanksgiving! Of course that all leads into our post-Thanksgiving celebration with CHOCOLATE! Some mistakenly refer to it as “Black Friday” when it is really more of a smooth, rich, creamy milk chocolate Friday! But hey, I don’t mean to be picky, as long as we celebrate with chocolate you may call it whatever silly name you wish!
12/05 – GIRLS ON THE RUN CELEBRATION 5K Time: 9:00 am – Venue: Wesleyan Church Stroudsburg
12/05 – ROCKY 50K FAT ASS RUN – www.rocky50k.com
Start location: Wolf St. & S. Lambert St., Philadelphia, PA
Finish location: Steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art
12/05 – ESU – 2ndAnnual Jingle Bell Walk/Run Event to be held on Saturday, December 5 @ 9:00 a.m.
Register on-line at: www.esu.edu/pds15 OR Mail registration form and check to:
East Stroudsburg University Office of Field Experiences & Partnerships c/o Maryellen Mross
200 Prospect Ave – Stroud 214 East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
If you have any questions, please contact Maryellen Mross, 570-422-3413 or email@example.com in the Office of Field Experiences & Partnerships.
12/06 – 32ND ANNUAL NITTANY VALLEY HALF-MARATHON
12/12 – The KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS Council #13935 will once again be sponsoring the KRIS KRINGLE 5K at Matamoras Airport Park on 12/12/15 at 9 am info call Bill – 579.445.9551 h
12/12 – CHRISTMAS CITY CLASSIC 5-miler and CANDY CANE 5K. http://christmascityraces.com
2015-2016 Race Dates
SHIVER BY THE RIVER
04/18 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/24 – ST. LUKE’S HALF
05/01 – THE ED KRAWITZ MEMORIAL / LAW DAY 5 MILE RACE & FUN WALK
05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K
GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:
AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.
POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – firstname.lastname@example.org – & FACEBOOK.
TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – email@example.com and FACEBOOK
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.
VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events
ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig firstname.lastname@example.org
NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/
UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH
STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit
PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource for races.
JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac
JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
FROM SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: email@example.com for instructions!
RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/
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