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 Happy Father's Day!

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Happy Father's Day! Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:07 am 

Hey, all the fathers among us, have a great day. And give yourselves a big pat on the back. I myself have two kids, a son in Phoenix, AZ, and a daughter who just moved from Denver to North Carolina (taking our four great grandkids with her, unfortunately).

After being extremely lax the last six or so months, I've decided to gear up again and try to get back in the swing of running half marathons. I really loved racing, not because I was any good at it but because of the fantastic people you met and the feeling afterwards of having done something that so few people in the United States do. So right now I'm planning on running a half marathon I ran last year, actually the last half I ran, in August: Georgetown to Idaho Springs, Colorado. It's pretty much a downhill course, dropping from appoximately 8,500 feet above sea level to 7,500 feet. I remember not being able to run for almost a week afterwards because my quads hurt so much. Anyway, that's the plan I'm shooting for.



South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Happy Father's Day! Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:58 pm 

Happy Father's Day back at ya, Terrysquier. Glad to hear you're getting back into training for half marathons. Sounds like you need to do a bit of downhill training. I've found that running down hill is harder on my legs then running up hill. I've been incorporating more hills in my runs. My neighborhood has some pretty good hills

My father's day was relatively uneventful, which can be a very good thing. It started with a 5M race in Central Park (WABC Father's Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer). Since it was sponsored by the WABC in NY (both TV and Radio) it had live TV coverage. I'll post my race report separately. I took advantage of the free Prostate Cancer screening offered after the race (they drew blood and will send me lab results in a few weeks). I figured it was an appropriate father's day gift to myself.

I then went home and spent some time with the family before they all went their separate ways....and I took a nap. The rest of the day was pretty much spent slumped in the couch in front of the TV.

Last edited by mfox on Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:30 pm; edited 1 time in total

Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Happy Father's Day! Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:15 pm 

Good luck with your race, Terry, and happy Father's Day. My daughter is 3, and shows a good bit of interest in Daddy's running habits, so maybe she'll join me one day. We've got another one due this November too. And speaking of fathers and running, I discovered yesterday that one of the women in my running club is the daughter of the club's president, who also has two other running daughters. Neat!

My father's day consisted of a 15 mile run in the morning, that didn't go particularly great. I may need to cut back the mileage or intensity a bit this week. We also had an afternoon picnic with the family to enjoy the nice weather.

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