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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't Trent have a day job?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least this year I won't be with that freaking huge glut of women in the 45-49 age group since I turn 50 about a week before the race! Sigh..... but I will be in the group with miss speedy mountain legs Judy. Save some food for me Judy. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trent -- you have too much time on your hands.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e wrote:
At least this year I won't be with that freaking huge glut of women in the 45-49 age group since I turn 50 about a week before the race! Sigh..... but I will be in the group with miss speedy mountain legs Judy. Save some food for me Judy. Smile


Yeah, well I am in that 45-49 group, and I can barely run 11 miles right now (or at least I can't run them in the oppressive heat and humidity we had on Saturday - I feel like I jinxed the Chicago runners.)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be clear, I am just reposting something from the monkey boards...somebody else produced those and posted them there. I take no credit and all the blame.

But yeah, I probably have too much time on my hands. Sleep is overrated.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's wrong with me??? I am the calm one, never stress about a race, sleep like a baby the night before, don’t have lucky shirt or a special cap, any of that kind of stuff. On Sunday, I ran a great 1/2 marathon, it was a beautiful day, I felt great, even had to hold myself back since this was just a training run, but for me, could have easily PR'd.

In one week, I leave for Amsterdam to run a marathon, my 7th and the 2nd in my 7 continent quest. I am meeting up with a friend of 15+ years and his girlfriend, my husband's sister & her spouse are coming over from England, we have a beautiful hotel, close to the race start in the former Olympic Stadium, so why am I not super excited??

Why you ask? Because all I can think about, dream about, and obsess about is the MONKEY! I am jazzed about meeting so many fellow tapirs, scared shitless about those damn hills, freaked about finishing dead last, falling down, or a first DNF and wondering how I can get Idaho beer to Nashville – HELP ME PLEASE!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kathleen, I can alay your concern about one of your fears. I will be the dead last monkey runner, at least among us tapirs. Stop trying to horn in on my job.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is spreading. Like a fungus.

2006 vs 2007.




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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG! You lost Oregon and Maryland!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt M wrote:
OMG! You lost Oregon and Maryland!

Not to mention the fact that states are turning Republican...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ksimkoid wrote:

Why you ask? Because all I can think about, dream about, and obsess about is the MONKEY! I am jazzed about meeting so many fellow tapirs, scared shitless about those damn hills, freaked about finishing dead last, falling down, or a first DNF and wondering how I can get Idaho beer to Nashville – HELP ME PLEASE!


Ship the beer to my address ahead of time, just in case, well you just never know what may happen.

The rest of your fears are well founded.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Trent - I know you have an elevation map somewhere????
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A warning shot?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may help on race morning
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My husband has now rescheduled his 2nd knee replacement for Monday, the 19th of November. Not sure if I'll be able to make it to the Monkey but I will die trying. Must not miss the Monkey. Evil or Very Mad

OK, edited. I realized what an evil harsh witch I sounded like.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that sucks. Can't you just leave him with a bottle of whiskey and some percocet?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e wrote:
My husband, in all his infinite wisdom, has now rescheduled his 2nd knee replacement for Monday, the 19th of November......Not only will I probably not be able to run the Monkey.


Lynne, if the Monkey is on the 18th. and hubby's knee replacement is on the 19th, what would keep you away??? It may be your last chance for sanity before you have to turn into Nurse Ratched Hot Lips Houlihan Florence Nightingale.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got that right Judy. He about drove me out of my freaking mind with the first surgery. I think what it is is that I have a high tolerance for pain and have a hard time understanding how a chronic injury must feel. Plus I'm the kind of person who holds it in when I'm hurt and hubby is the kind of person who everyone in the area must know if he's not feeling good or his knee hurts. Hmmmm.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So are YOU scheduled to do the surgery? Nooooo, I don't think so. Can they operate with out you there? Yup.

Seriously, so is this the titanium knee? My wife had it and can't wait for the next one early next year. Good luck to him Lynne.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. Whiskey and percocet. And you have to run; I already ordered your bib and shirt...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So maybe I can just swing by, pick you up, and drop my hubby with the fake hip and they can commiserate together.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So maybe I can just swing by, pick you up, and drop my hubby with the fake hip and they can commiserate together


Thanks for the chuckle Michele. Smile They would be quite a pair wouldn't they? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telll your hubby to "Man up Sally". We all live with a level of discomfort at this age. Difference between you and him is in definition. Apparently he needs his wooby and lots of coddling. Was he taken from his mommy to early? Ouch, that will probably leave a mark. Run the race!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So did everybody get in a good last run for those doing a 3 week taper? I managed 20 miles today, wanted 22 but oh well good enough.

Kind of early to say this but I hope all of you wear those tapir hats so everyone finds each other.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taper, what taper??? The Monkey is a training run for me - it is my 20 miler.

We will find you Ric - despite the fact that we don't have taper hats (I gave mine to Bloomer since it was too big for me)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tapering is overrated.

Training is overrated.

Pain is underrated.

Have fun!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ric H. wrote:
So did everybody get in a good last run for those doing a 3 week taper? I managed 20 miles today, wanted 22 but oh well good enough.

Kind of early to say this but I hope all of you wear those tapir hats so everyone finds each other.


I did my last long run (17-18 miles) on the FM course Sunday. Ran with some folks who are faster than me so I pushed the pace a little. When we finished I decided to run one more mile (corresponding to mile 18 of the actual race). This is a one mile uphill. It killed me.

I mention this just to remind us all of the pain ahead.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taper? What taper? Training run from yesterday. Well, it was only 13.5 miles but with 4398 ft. in elevation changes it was a pretty tough day. Smile I actually think it was longer. I ran the Dupont 12K course forwards and backwards. That should equate to almost 15 miles. Did both loops in very equal times...1:20 on the first loop and 1:21 on the 2nd loop. I think I'm ready for Chickamauga. At least I hope I am. Wink



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e! That is AWESOME! On trail or road?
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Trail. Dupont forest.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got 20.5 in on Saturday.

My wife tells me I should be a more positive person.

I'm positive that I will be toast on the 18th.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ian! Are you still planning on running 10 at Chickamauga? I'll be in late Friday night, staying at the Hampton Inn in downtown Chattanouga. Suggestions on a good pasta place?
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e wrote:
Hey Ian! Are you still planning on running 10 at Chickamauga? I'll be in late Friday night, staying at the Hampton Inn in downtown Chattanouga. Suggestions on a good pasta place?


I will be there. I would suggest Tony's Pasta in the Bluffview Arts district about 1/2 mile from your hotel:


http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2867344-tony_s_pasta_shop_and_trattoria_chattanooga-i.

How late will you be arriving? Maybe we can meet up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yum, that looks good. I plan on hitting the road right after school, around 3:30. I think it's about a 4 hour drive? So, 8ish??
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Oops, it is not 1/2 mile away. You would need to drive, but I still recommend Tony's.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone needs to e-mail my coach about tapering- Yesterday 18 miles of hills, week before 17miles same hills.

For next weekend we will do one more longer long run and then go much shorter the next week as we taper for Funky Monkey.


October 29 - November 4

MONDAY
Masters swim workout


TUESDAY
6 mile easy run
3000 swim -

WEDNESDAY
windtrainer workout #1
Masters swim workout

THURSDAY
6 mile run: see below

FRIDAY
6 mile easy run

SATURDAY
20 mile run

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rh, I'm sure your coach knows what they are doing.Three is mandatory pretty much for rookies. Two weeks is OK for veteran runners, especially if no injuries, etc. It's kind of individual to the runner. I've done it both ways, and rather the 3 weeks personally.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to reiterate:


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Trent- This is my 2nd yr running this race - I better see some flying monkeys this time ..... Or is Flying monkeys just another hoax like Big foot????
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't see them then you are not running hard enough.

Oh wait, they stalk the slow easy prey.

If you don't see them then you are running too hard.
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Quote:
Oh wait, they stalk the slow easy prey.


SO I will be seeing alot of them...
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Unless they are waiting for Dallas.
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Trent wrote:
If you don't see them then you are not running hard enough.

Oh wait, they stalk the slow easy prey.

If you don't see them then you are running too hard.


Oh great, better show my wife where the life insurance policies are.
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Dallas was buzzed by one last week. It flew directly at me, about 5 feet above my head. I stood very bravely. I didn't move. I peed my shorts.
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Sure your real name is not Dave-O?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have room to share a room or Trent any of your running buddies willing to take in a taper for a night? Let me know.
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Update, again prepared by one of the 2007 monkey runners...

As of October 19...

With 195 slots filled since some have dropped while others have hopped onboard (significant changes in RED):

We represent 29 states and 1 Canadian province. Tennessee mostly (92 entrants), but Indiana (14) and Alabama (10) remain double digit contributors. California is once again a blue state (1 to 2 entrants) while Washington is still home to our 4 long distance champion entrants. Bib 266, hailing from Everett, might be the ultimate US long distance champ (1,969-mi away from the starting line) but Bibs 60, 284, & 353 (Monroe, Seattle, & Tacoma) are all right there. Our overall average entrant hails from a point 4.8-mi NNW of Dawson Springs, KY, about 92-mi NNW of Nashville.


STATES & PROVINCES






LONG DISTANCE CHAMPION




AVERAGE ENTRANT



We have more women now, 67 women and 128 men , but we still have fewer women (34.4%) than average based on 2006 US marathon finishing data (all US data courtesy of MarathonGuide.com's "USA Marathoning: 2006 Overview" (CLICK HERE)). 39.9% of 2006 US marathon finishers were women and 60.1% were men.
Our average age remained unchanged at 42.7, slightly less than the 2006 Monkey's 43.0, and somewhat older than the 2006 average US marathon finisher (39.0). Our women average 41.2, (average 2006 US female marathon finisher was 36.4) and our men average 43.5 (average 2006 US male marathon finisher was 40.7).


AGE GROUPS




FEMALE ENTRANTS




MALE ENTRANTS



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So those of you monkey locals. Come on now, someone please step up and start working on an easy to find nearby restaurant for this fairly large tapir contingent to carbo load and gab together (I'm so proud even for me that was a large awkward sentence). A lot of us are flying in and haven't a clue about local restaurants.
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