Terrier tracks: Colon Cancer 15K

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Personal Records
  • 1 mile - 7:20 - October 11, 2008 - St Clement Long Stride - Jamaica, NY
  • 5k - 25:35 - June 1, 2008 - FPYC 25 Furlongs (5k) Race - Floral Park, NY
  • 4 miles - 33:32 - December 3, 2006 - Fly With the Owls 4 mile Run - Lynbrook, NY
  • 5 miles - 42:50 - Apr 27, 2008 - Alley Pond 5 Mile Challenge - Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY
  • 10k - 55:11 - May 19, 2007 - Healthy Kidney 10k - Central Park, NY
  • 15k - 1:39.28 - March 11, 2007 - Colon Cancer Challenge 15k - Central Park, NY
  • 10 miles - 1:38.28 - May 25, 2008 - Long Beach Trophy Run 10M - Long Beach, NY
  • Half Marathon - 2:05.48 - July 27, 2008 - NYC Half Marathon - New York, NY
2009 Races
  • Feb 21 - GLIRC 3 x 2 Trail Relay - 17:20 for my 2 mile leg
  • Mar 1 - Coogan's Salsa, Blues & Shamrocks 5k - 26:29
  • Mar 15 - John Corrigan 4 x 2 Relay - 16:21 for my 2 mile leg
  • Apr 11 - Scotland Homecoming 10k - 56:37
  • Apr 26 - Alley Pond 5 Mile Challenge - 47:44
  • May 16 - Healthy Kidney 10k - 57:13
  • May 27 - LIRRC Summer Series 5k - 27:17 - 1st in Age
  • May 30 - Japan Day 4M - 35:28
  • June 7 - Mini 10k - 57:31
  • June 10 - LIRRC Summer Series 5k - 26:57 - 3rd in Age
  • June 24 - LIRRC Summer Series 5k - 27:18
  • July 1 - LIRRC Summer Series 5k - 27:30 - 1st in Age
  • July 4 - Oakdale Firecracker 5k - 26:28
  • July 5 - Massapequa Firecracker 5k - 26:42
  • Aug 16 - NYC Half Marathon - 2:07:58
  • Aug 26 - LIRRC Summer Series 5k - 27:32
  • Sept 12 - Ocean to Sound 50M Relay - 5th leg - 55:56
  • Oct 4 - P.O. Gary Farley 5k - 27:16
  • Oct 11 - Get to the Point 5k - 26:46
  • Oct 25 - Totten Trot 5k - 27:09
  • Nov 8 - Blazing Trails 4-Autism 4M - 36:16
  • Nov 15 - Mineola Mustang 5k - 27:34
  • Nov 22 - Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5k - 27:29 - 3rd in Age
  • Nov 27 - Run Your Turkey Off 4k - 20:56 - 2nd in Age
  • Dec 5 - Seaford Hot Chocolate 5k - 27:15
  • Dec 13 - TRRC Couples Race - 1st leg - 18:21, team: 32:41
  • Dec 19 - Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5k - 28:11
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Sunday, March 11, 2007
Colon Cancer 15K
OK, let me start this post off by saying that I'm a bit annoyed with the NYRR. I would be madder if I had been planning on a real race today, instead of using the event to get in a long run.

First, the run went pretty well. I was aiming for a 10:19 pace and, according to my Garmin, I managed an average pace of 10:12. It felt kind of tough. I can't imagine going another 4 miles in two weeks at a pace of almost a minute per mile faster, which was the original goal. So, I'm sticking with my idea of a 10:00 pace and if I manage faster, it's a bonus.

The annoying part started after I was finished. My friend, Chelly, ran today. She was planning on a long run instead of a race, as well. At her long run pace this meant that it would probably take her over two hours. No problem. The website specifically said there was no time limit for the Colon Challenge. After I finished up and got my bag I headed back to the finish line to wait for her. Well they were already starting to break down the course. What's up with that? There were plenty of people lined up in the back at the start which meant they were figuring on taking over 1:40 to finish and you know some of them were over-estimating their abilities. I don't blame them for wanting to get the course down. With the late start it was already noon at this point. But it specifically said no time limit. So Chelly came in at 2:10 on the official clock or about 2:06.30 chip time with the hold up at the start. She came across the mats and gave someone her chip. A few people finished behind her while we were standing there. Then the mats came up and we headed out of the park.

When I got home and checked the official results, no Chelly. They cut off the finish at 2:08 and change. That's so not fair! And where's the sense. I could have possibly understood 2:00 even, although it still wouldn't have been what the website said, but there is no rhyme or reason to 2:08. The other thing that is slightly less annoying is that the official finish time is the only one listed in the results. Usually, they list both the chip and official time. So I have a finish time of more than 3 minutes over what I actually ran the course in and the only reason I know my actual time is I was wearing a Garmin Forerunner.

End of rant.

In doggie news, Shannon feels fine. She just dragged me around the neighborhood and I had to keep her from running at breakneck speeds. She's been on Lasix for over a week now because her lungs were even more congested when she was X-rayed a week ago. My un-medical opinion is that the antibiotics she was on killed an infection that was actually making her feel bad. The heart problems may have been contributing, but I may not have had any idea until her physical in the summer that her heart was going. Internet research says that she could live fine for a number of years with this problem if it is managed with meds. So here's hoping. And thank you everyone for your well wishes and offers of aid. They are much appreciated.

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posted by DebbieJRT @ 5:12 PM  
  • At 3/11/2007 10:23 PM, Blogger Brooklyn said…

    I think the posted times ARE chip times - at least mine matches up perfectly with what my watch says. Yours is different?

    Congrats on a decent run. I think a lot of people just couldn't get warmed up, today, because the humidity was up and that increased wind chill. Still - it was shorts weather finally!

  • At 3/11/2007 11:21 PM, Blogger DebbieJRT said…

    My watch time differs from my posted finish time by over 3 minutes - which is approximately how long it took me to get across the start line.

  • At 3/12/2007 5:39 PM, Blogger Cynthia said…

    Congratulations on your run, and I'm happy to hear that Shannon is feeling feisty again.

  • At 3/13/2007 10:31 AM, Blogger nyflygirl said…

    email results-at-nyrr-dot-org with the time you have on your watch-they didn't get a chip time for me either and I emailed them and they appended my time w/ my watch time.

    as for what happened to chelly-completely unacceptable. i try to defend NYRR, but sometimes they need to realize that races go on not only at the front of the pack...

  • At 3/16/2007 5:39 PM, Blogger Josh said…

    I concur with NYFlygirl. I have always found the folks at NYRR to be responsive. They ain't perfect but they do try to make good.

    Looks like Shannon destroyed that green ball!

  • At 3/18/2007 2:09 PM, Blogger sister smile said…

    Bummer!!!! I'm sorry to hear it. NYRR has been making a great many changes lately to cope with overcrowded races; some are not for the better as you mentioned, but hopefully things will settle down soon.

  • At 3/19/2007 11:47 AM, Blogger Faithful Soles said…

    Great job on beating your goal time by 7 seconds per mile. As for the timing issue, I actually ran the Houston Marathon one year and my chip registered at all points on the course except the finish line, and I had to call them to give them my finishing time (even told them where to look for me in the finish photos) and they were able to add me, so maybe they can do that with your friend.

    On a different matter, if you get a chance please visit my running web site, Faithful Soles. I have a categorized and searchable Running Blog Database on there and would appreciate it if you would link your blog to it (I have several from NY already linked to it). Thanks and good luck again with the timing issue.

  • At 3/26/2007 7:32 AM, Blogger mercy said…

    Glad to hear Shannon is feeling better. I didn't even know doggies could be put on Lasix...it's a great drug when you need it. How old is she?

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