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Archive for September, 2010

A Tale of Two Vans (Chapter 2)

Once we saw Jamie off at the start, Van #2 went for lunch at a sub shop, which enabled us to cheer for Brian turning onto Rte 302 on Leg #2. We then continued on to Attitash, the first vehicle transition area. We scoped out what the transition areas look like – as Brian mentioned, […]

A Tale of Two Vans (Chapter 1)

This weekend Susan and I competed in the Reach the Beach (RTB) relay. The 2010 course was 209 miles from Cannon Mt. to Hampton Beach over 36 legs. We ran as a 12 person relay team which means each runner ran 3 legs with a distance of 12.5 to 22.5 miles. Some legs are relatively […]

Grape Harvest

After driving past the Alfalfa Farm Winery for 9 years, I finally decided to check out what they are all about. It turned out to be perfect timing – this weekend they invited volunteers to come harvest the grapes! We first took netting off of the vines. It is the same type of netting my […]

Around Cape Ann 25K, the 3rd edition (Getting Better with Age)

Today we ran the Around Cape Ann 25K, which we both ran in 2000 and Susan ran last year. Our goal was to run our marathon pace and consider if we could sustain that pace for another 10 miles. The math says we’re on track, but it doesn’t hurt to test out our legs on […]

End of August Training Update

August Totals: Running 174.5 miles + Hiking 15.5 miles for Beej, Su ran about 3 miles less than that over 27 days. It was a good month! Highlights: We did a 20 mile run on 8/14 and a 22 mile run on 8/28 as our long runs – these are typically Susan’s favorite. For pure […]