Run of the Week: Run from the Roses

Nipple Chafe
Liability’s ROTW

 

Congratulations to Liability, with his very pleasant looking run from Madison, the Rose City, to Denville, the town with that eyesore pedestrian bridge.

A great run, with a good combination of flats, rolling hills, and a host of interesting things to keep the mind occupied along the way.

Also, nipple chafe.  Lots of it.   Continue reading Run of the Week: Run from the Roses

Run of the Week: BQ2

Lehigh Valley Marathon

 

After a few slower weeks, the competition for the prestigious Run of the Week Award is heating up!

Miyagi led off the week with a grueling 16.5 miles through Mountain Lakes and the greater Montville area, including a punishing ascent of Mt. Waughaw.

Miyagi, who does nothing but put up great run after run, has a bar set so high that he has been missing out on the Run of the Week Award.  Well this run certainly qualified.

He also was part of a three man team to complete a trail run rock field scramble, along with Liability and WB around Split Rock Reservoir, an epic 11 mile, 2 hour, 24  minute sufferfest.

However, even those runs were not enough to earn the coveted title of Run of the Week.

Common consent dictates that anyone earning a Boston Qualifying time in a marathon automatically gets the award.  Well this week that happened – twice.

Congratulations go out to Boyardee, who had a qualifying time of 3:09.10 for his sixth Boston Marathon in a row, and to Stone Cold, coming in at 3:28.58!

Awesome accomplishment men, and congratulations on sharing your award this week.  Beers on us!

Run of the Week: King of the Mountains

Mile High Run of the Week!

You have to give it to Blowhard, folks.

First, he sent the club a bunch of texts laughing about “double secret probation,” and narrowly missing out on run of the week last week, with a very nice tip of the hat to Stone Cold for putting up a great run.

But then, he said, while his run was certainly more than “pretty good”, it was not what we can expect to see in the future, as he gets his legs and lungs acclimatized to the mile high air.

You have to admire his ability to challenge himself and throw down a personal gauntlet.

Blowhard absolutely crushed it last weekend, with two back-to-back mountain epics that saw him cover 25.8 miles with over 9000′ of gain and loss – riding to and from his runs.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t quite enough to nab the coveted Run of the Week Award

Who are we kidding, of course it was!

However, we should also give credit to the runners up this week, Gonad the Librarian, who has been running with his son Mini Hasher X.  Congratulations to Mini X for deciding on running for your school Cross Country team, and for Gonad for helping him get fit and fast.  Well done gentlemen!

And of course congratulations to Blowhard, well done sir!  Now get out there and try for our first back-to-back ROTW Award!