Friday, April 9, 2010

Flashback Friday: Even More Prospectus

Almost as an addendum to my posted racing plans for this year, today's Cleveland Plain Dealer featured an article on a new off-road racing series in Northeast Ohio, organized by a group called XTerra.

One of these trail races is in Akron, while the majority of the rest are within an hour's drive. I've been wanting to try trail and cross-country races, and this series could be just the ticket.

In sickly news, I'm feeling much better after taking some sinus medicine. Thanks for all your kind support.

Back Talk
Wherein I actually answer some questions in an informative manner.

On my 2010 Racing Prospectus:
  1. MissZippy asks: "Where is the buckeye 1/2?"
  2. Ms. V says: "I'm thinking of doing Akron. Seriously."
  3. Sun Runner asks: "No Cleveland Half? I'm doing it this year with my dad and I was kinda hoping I'd run into you there."
Answer to No. 1: The Buckeye Half Marathon is in Cuyahoga Falls and starts from Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. My race report from 2008 has my course map.

Answer to No. 2: Be ready for some hills. Seriously.

Answer to No. 3: Yeah, sorry, my training is nowhere near where I would be able to race well. Not worth the price as a fun run. As we say in Cleveland, maybe next year.

On my recent beer price rape at the Lockview, 21 Days Jess asks: "That is dang pricey. Is it infused with diamond dust?"

Answer: No, the Lockview is just using me to fund its owner's coke habit.

On my recent trail runs and the hippie shoes, Xenia asks: "Is it not good to use the hippie shoes on sidewalks or are you just trying to avoid even more people giving you the side eye?"

Answer: As I found out, running on pavement in the hippie shoes is a little less pleasurable than trails. Doable, but less fun. And, yes, a few fewer askance glances.

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!


Jess said...

Those XTerra races sound like they'd be right up your alley. I think you should go for it!

Sun Runner said...

Well, phooey...

I'm going to pace my dad to a sub-2:00 race. It should be fun for both of us.

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Jess said...

Well, as long as someone is getting coke out of that deal, I guess the dough is worth it ;)

Julie @ ROJ Running said...

XTERRA put on a lot of really cool tris with trail runs and mountain biking instead of the normal I bet the trail runs on their own would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

My Vibram's are like your hippie Shoes - they prefer the dirt over the concrete.