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Race Review – X-Treme Scramble #3 “DISCO”

23 Aug

So, yeah…this song was in my head all week. Why? Well, I’ll tell ya why

Last night was the final HMF X-Treme Scramble and this month’s theme was “Disco”. The general idea of these Thursday evening, after-work weekend kick-off runs is that the course is never the same as last month and you never know what you’re getting into until you’re well into it

This one was a pretty straight-forward course – head north along the river, past the boathouse, through the woods and back. Easy peasy. No stairs, no hills, no bridges. A great course and some decent weather. We missed out on the expected storms/rain and there was a nice breeze.

I decided this time to stick with my intervals and NOT half-ass it like usual “Oh, this is uphill and I should be running but I’ll walk and just tack it on to my next run interval…” and so on 🙂 And, amazingly, knocked about 3 minutes off of my last 5K so, lesson learned.


What I wish I looked like doing my intervals up the hills…


What I felt like after running my intervals up hills…

Post race, talked to a PT that was on-site about a pain I’ve been having, he poked my butt a little and showed me how week my glute muscle is. Suggested squats and that sort of strengthening to help things out. Glad I took the 10 minutes to talk to him for sure.


Grabbed my Harpoon UFO and my burrito from Moe’s – and headed up the stairs to find a seat and enjoy dinner!

As always, the Hartford Marathon Foundation did an excellent job with the series and everyone had a great time this summer! I’m pretty thrilled that I FINALLY managed to do ALL THREE events! Usually I miss out on at least one!

Up next – the Old Wethersfield 10K (At least, I think I registered for the 10K, it might just be a 5K!)

Have a super great weekend ya’ll – and get out and enjoy the sun!!

Things Get X-Treme on Thursdays in the Summer!

20 Jul

Yet another Hurrah to the HMF for a great event!

Connecticut has been having a heat wave. Hot. Hot and humid. “Feels like” temps in the mid-upper 90’s. So. Hot. And if you’re a runner, really hot.

HMF gets it. We want to get out there and get our miles in. But, we – for the most part- don’t want to die.

Early in the week, I got my “race update” email. The usual Thursday night Scramble was going to be a “fun” fun. Still timed but…do you really want to kill yourself for a prize worth 4 bucks? Lots of extra water planned. Misting at the water stop(s). A shorter course, cut down to 2 miles to make sure we were running mostly in the shade. Ice water pools at the finish line.

OR….you could pick up your t-shirt and number and have your beer, your burrito from Moes, your Kayem frank…and listen to some jazz.

It looked like folks were pretty evenly split between running and partying. (though, to be clear, the runners also party) I was in the group that just needed to get in my training miles!

My friend Kathy came over from Rhode Island and we met to walk over to the race. It was warm to say the least! Kath has had a couple of problems so I figured it might be a slower one for her, which is A-OK with me. I had a pre-race hot dog from the Kayem booth. It was really tasty and I hope I win some franks in their “#TrackTheTruck” contest!


Pre-Race Dog



Got my miles in. They were some pretty hot ones but I didn’t do too bad all things considered. Grabbed a bottle of water and went to stand in line for my beer! Hey! I have priorities!! Harpoon was there with their IPA and Summer Lager. I always choose the seasonal, IPA is kind of hoppy to me! Then, on to the Moe’s booth for my burrito! Finally it’s time to find a seat. Which means climbing some stairs. LOTS of stairs! But, there’s music and a nice view so…

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The Hartford 4th of July fireworks celebration had been postponed to Thursday – the announcer kept saying they’d start at 9. Turns out that was a lie! They were starting at 9:30 and my hiney was getting sore from sitting on the grass so we decided to head home. After all, the music had stopped so it was getting harder to keep myself entertained!

It was another great X-Treme Scramble from the HMF – Hot Summer Nights indeed! Can’t wait for the next one – gonna get my disco on!

The Scrambles are always music themed. What’s your favorite musical genre?

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