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#31 BrewDad

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:40 PM

I'm in for the Leprechaun Lap! I plan to run a 10K Saturday and I'm not capable of racing more than once a weekend like some people. whistle.png

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

My son Ethan is debuting in his first 5K at Shamrock. I took him to the track on President's Day where he ran his first full mile (without stopping). He jogged it in 10:48. Afterwards, he got cotton candy ice cream with sprinkles and gummy bears at Cold Stone for his efforts. We'll be increasing his distance until he can easily do 3 miles on the track before March 16th.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (PDX Road Racer @ Feb 20 2008, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My son Ethan is debuting in his first 5K at Shamrock. I took him to the track on President's Day where he ran his first full mile (without stopping). He jogged it in 10:48. Afterwards, he got cotton candy ice cream with sprinkles and gummy bears at Cold Stone for his efforts. We'll be increasing his distance until he can easily do 3 miles on the track before March 16th.

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That's awesome! Are you going to run with him? Isn't he kinda little to be running this by himself?
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE (allezvita @ Feb 20 2008, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's awesome! Are you going to run with him? Isn't he kinda little to be running this by himself?

You're right, he is too young to run a 5K by himself. His mother is going to be his chaperone. I think he's going to pop one. Even today, he asked to race me home from our community mailbox. It was me, in my car, against him on his feet. Unfortunately for me, he always beats me home. [I put the car in neutral and rev the engine to make it sound good a few times during our little races] He often asks to do this race home from the mailbox. He's very competitive!

So, mommy will need to train for this race, just to keep up. sweat.gif
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (Joe D. @ Feb 20 2008, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since this has been discussed about other races, I thought this was an interesting note from the Shamrock website:

"As a USATF-sanctioned race, the Shamrock Run must follow USATF rules in determining the top 5 overall winners in the 5k and 8k, and the prize money winners in the 15k. This means that, for those three categories only, a runner's official race time begins when the starting horn sounds. USATF recognizes "gun times" and not "chip times" when determining a runner's official finish time. Age group awards, however, will be determined by chip times."

I wonder if the USATF rules have a provision for how much extra clothing you're allowed to wear when they put you on that big scale to then balance it with "the beers".

I'm in for the 15k, maybe even a double, I'll have to look at the schedule and decide if I'm fast enough. Does the schedule still permit a triple? I know Tim S. pulled that off before.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (billa @ Feb 20 2008, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder if the USATF rules have a provision for how much extra clothing you're allowed to wear when they put you on that big scale to then balance it with "the beers".

I'm in for the 15k, maybe even a double, I'll have to look at the schedule and decide if I'm fast enough. Does the schedule still permit a triple? I know Tim S. pulled that off before.

What if the Clydesdale winner won his weight in beer?

A triple would be a little tough to pull off this year (unless you count the Leprechaun Lap):

7:45 - 1k Leprechaun Lap
8:05 - 5k
8:40 - 15k
8:55 - 8k
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (Joe D. @ Feb 20 2008, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
7:45 - 1k Leprechaun Lap
8:05 - 5k
8:40 - 15k
8:55 - 8k

Given this schedule, I plan to run the 5k/8k double.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE (billa @ Feb 20 2008, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does the schedule still permit a triple? I know Tim S. pulled that off before.

I think they must have adjusted the schedule after they saw how bad Tim looked finishing his triple; figured no one else should ever be able to possibly put themselves through that kind of torture logik.png

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:05 PM

I'll do the 15K to get as much as I can for the money. I could probably do quite well from a division standpoint in the short distances, but paying $29 for 3 miles doesn't seem right. I'm old enough to remember the days when you could join any race for $5 to $7, with a t-shirt included. It's big business now.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (C @ Feb 21 2008, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's big business now.

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I'm not sure this is quite accurate. Recent stories in the Oregonian seem to point to the incredible cost to the City of Portland for police overtime pay, which the races are only paying a fraction. I can only imagine the logistics and cost of putting on a race today e.g. Police, DOT, permits, volunteer support, clean up, unpurchased shirts, timer, web site.

Am I off base?
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (PDX Road Racer @ Feb 21 2008, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I'm not sure this is quite accurate. Recent stories in the Oregonian seem to point to the incredible cost to the City of Portland for police overtime pay, which the races are only paying a fraction. I can only imagine the logistics and cost of putting on a race today e.g. Police, DOT, permits, volunteer support, clean up, unpurchased shirts, timer, web site.

Am I off base?

I think you forgot what may be the biggest expense - liability insurance.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:47 PM

Gosh Darn it!!! I can't take it anymore.

I won't be running just the 8-k...I'll be running a 5-k/8-k double. rolleyes.gif

I should be much more prepared this year than I was last year to double up. thumbsup.png

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:08 AM

I'm in for the 8k. Anyone else in the slow (+ or - 9 min) category, second wave start, please join me! flowers.png kat
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:54 PM

Goin to skip out this year, dont think a super-competitve race is a good way to get back into the swing.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE (Doug @ Feb 21 2008, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gosh Darn it!!! I can't take it anymore.

I won't be running just the 8-k...I'll be running a 5-k/8-k double. rolleyes.gif

I should be much more prepared this year than I was last year to double up. thumbsup.png

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This will be excellent training for your Eugene race, especially if you keep running around between the 5k and 8k.

Make sure you're in the first wave of the 8k. You're ready.

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