Sunday, August 3, 2008

Carrying the Torch (aka 8 on the 8th)


Nancy's 8 on the 8th is quickly approaching. This blogger is unable to participate in the events next weekend, but did her part by participating in the virtual torch relay to make sure the games go on as scheduled. No need to thank me, I'm here to help.

I'm sure you all understand that the torch relay is more akin to an easy long run than a race. You see, it's more important to keep the flame going and safely transport it from Point A to Point B than to arrive quicly at Point B only to find that the blinding speed caused the flame to go out. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

This portion of the torch relay passed through a very rural part of the country; the torch carrier had to stop once to let a group of horses pass by safely and one other time when a coyote was crossing the path. I'm pleased to report that no animals were injured or spooked by the torch runner.

The route ended up a little long, measuring 8.43 miles. However, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I am able to report with confidence that the 8 mile point was passed in precisely 01:36:53.

Race participants may rest with confidence in knowing that the torch has been successfully passed on. I would expect the games to proceed on schedule.

The torch runner will rest with confidence as well. This was her longest run in the past 2.5 months. The half-marathon training plan seems to be coming along well.

22 comments:

  1. YEAHHHHHHH!! Good for you.

    And, what an awesome report. Very nice, Lisa!!

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  2. You're so cute Lisa!! And you know what? I think I'm going to stick to that story too ;-) It's not like I carry matches in my pocket when I run LOL

    AWESOME JOB!!

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  3. Great torch-carrying report. Way to go!

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  4. Nice job! and congrats on a great month last month :-)

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  5. Nice job keeping the flame lit!

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  6. NICE run! I will borrow that story and stick to it as well!

    Half Marathon training is great, you are rocking it.

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  7. What fun report: my comment and I'm sticking to it.
    You can't be making this stuff up. You are a virtual hero of the 8 on the 8th.

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  8. Nice run and progress with the half marathon training!

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  9. Wooo Hooo!!!

    I'm certainly glad that no animals were injured during this race!! LOL.

    What a great race report!!! LOVE IT!

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  10. Coyotes? Crikey!
    WELL DONE!! Bring on the half

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  11. Yipes, coyotes! Glad to hear that you (and the torch) were able to avoid those... I agree, the 1/2 marathon training *is* going well :-) Your longest run to date really has you in good stead. Virtual or not, you've carried the torch well.

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  12. Nice job torch carrier! That's a solid run for sure!

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  13. Of course coyote per mile pace is different than regular run pace. We expect to see a jump in performance during those miles.

    Way to carry the torch!

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  14. Wonderful Lisa!!! You can carry my torch anytime OK??

    I'm just saying!!

    WORD!!

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  15. Way to keep the "Flame" going..

    Keep the "dream alive"..

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  16. Nice job!! Thanks for carrying the torch. :-)

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  17. I haven't visited your blog in a while (or anyone's!) - reading the last month or two - wow you have become seriously hard-core, lady! I'm very impressed!

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  18. SO cool!
    great july numbers too!
    take care

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