Friday, January 30, 2009

Quick Update

A week between posts.  That's how lazy I've been.  Another round of snow and ice in NY this week not only meant that the girls were home from school for a day, but it also brought with it the need to use one particular device in the house that is just awful - the treadmill.

Training for Rocky Raccoon 100 is basically over.  I've done a majority of the long runs with Wayne Bates, and last weekend was no exception as we put in a nice 5 hour trek.  It marked the 3rd consecutive week of running a marathon distance and a solid week of training.  Setting a goal time for RR100 has not been difficult at all.  Thanks to several talks with Bob, I'm laying it on the line and putting the pressure on myself to get it done.  So, if I post it here, then there can be no excuses, right ?  Ok, so, let's dispense with the suspense.  With Rick there push and motivate and kick me (if necessary), the goal is simple - to finish in a time sufficient to be awarded this buckle :


Sub-24 Hours or Bust !

18 comments:

  1. Good luck with the 24 hour timeframe! I'm sure you can do it!

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  2. You can do it, Tony! I'll bring Rick a Texas favorite to help out! A CATTLE PROD! That'll get the job done. Seriously, I know you have it in you and I wish you the best of luck! See ya soon! Peace!

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  3. Bob does a good job psyching people up, doesn't he? I think this is the way he gets himself up and running:) There is a reason he visits every high-profile runner's blog and comments. Yeah, well, he doesn't visit me anymore...LOL. I am glad you posted, if that what will help you reach the goal. In my mind, you are ready and capable, and Rocky could be a good course for it. Make sure to run even splits, walk the hills since first loop (powerwalk, of course), eat and drink merry - and not stop doing it till you're 2 miles from the finish line. Feet. Salt. It's cold there at night, 29F - don't underestimate, don't get into chills, it might be hard to pull yourself out. Don't talk too much, stop flirting! Work, baby. You have a goal. It's time to make it.

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  4. you're going from ny to do rocky? i'm considering flying down to do it....it would be my first.

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  5. Sub-24 Hours or Bust!!!

    DANG RIGHT BABY ..way to put it in INK & out in blogland, your READY Bro!!

    Stay ahead of that fuel and when the wee hours come around and your feeling exhausted, make sure Rick reminds you that if you don't DO IT this race then you will have to DO IT the SAME TIME Gentile does....LOLOL (ok I ummm am not putting it out there for me just yet, need a few more months but I will let you use that as motivation for now--hehe)

    Seriously, Get it DONE...It's your Race Tony, so Rock Up that Rocky Course!!

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  6. Olga - LOL !! Flirting ? Me ? Never.

    Cherie - Come on down.

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  7. I want to...fares are well above $400 and seeing as I flew to SF in Dec for a 50 miler, and just got back from Argentina three weeks ago...not sure if it's so smart to spend more $$$. If the fares go down, I'm going to buy them. I hope they do. Houston is the closest airport, right?

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  8. You got this man...keep it light but stay focused on your goal (and don't forget electrolyte capsules like I did at Iroquois...thanks again!) I'll be sending you out some positive vibes come race day! best wishes on the buckle!

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  9. Go Anthony! Go out at a slow even pace so you have enough for the end! Can't wait to see you again!

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  10. Hi Anthony!

    Best of luck accomplishing this goal. I know you can do it (and you have the advantage of knowing what the course at Rocky will be next weekend).

    I will cheer you on as we run for ~12 hours together, then I will taunt you for the next 12 hours as you break 24 hours for your 100 miler!!!

    Just kidding, I will cheer you on the whole way!

    Tammy

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  11. you can definately achieve this goal with ease...
    your training has been been consistent, and you are healthy --will be proud of you and Wayne for any kind of time or mileage you guys do --and go for it!! Your body is a machine....

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  12. I feel for you and the impact weather's having on your training. Still, something tells me you'll return from RR100 with one of those sub-24 buckles. Good luck!

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  13. In the immortal words of Rocky Balboa, "Go for it!"
    Best of luck!

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  14. You were running a faster pace than you said you wanted to keep in snow on Saturday. Do it!
    Alex

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  15. I like Mark's train of thought. I have a better one, I'll go to Chinatown tomorrow and pick up a bamboo switch. Flexible, tough and painful. You walk more than a 100 feet at a time...Seriously, you are far better trained this time than Javelina. You can do this!

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  16. I am wishing you all the best from the bottom of my heart/

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