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Discussion: So what is your big race for the year?

in: Northwoods

Mar 5, 2012 2:39 PM # 
Well, lets get them posted here. If you don't have a goal you're just wasting your time. Mine is the Wild Duluth 100k. Ran 13.5 hours two years ago and would like to run 12.5 this year (and not put a hole in my knee).

Twix - Wild Duluth 100K
Muu Muu - Wild Duluth 50K
Frozen Fries - only trains
Zarf - Voyageur 50 mile, JFK 50 mile
Toivo Koski - was the Human Race apparently (kind of silly he doesn't respond - has the most comments on attack point, but what do you do)
Everett Ruess - Duluth mile
JR239 - Colorado Trail Race 500 miles
Ron - Whistlestop marathon
Bonus Lefty - weights & core 4 hour time trial.
Courgar - No word
Kit Kat - JFK 50 mile
spamman - No word
rsbrun - Buffalo Triathlon
Greenmachine715 - Kettle Moraine 100 K (or mile?)
bmay - some canadian race
Mar 5, 2012 4:40 PM # 
Kristin Burkholder 5K...

Actually, Wild Duluth 50K.
Mar 6, 2012 2:05 AM # 
Glad to hear it is a race and not a training run scheduled with bunt.
Mar 8, 2012 7:51 PM # 
Mark Selby:
I was going to get it down to one, but thanks for the flexibility. I like to have one race per season to aim towards. On another note, I've already checked off my yearly goal of running a race I've never done before (i.e. Mustache March Run). Last year I did the Sidewalk Shuffle on my birthday for my new race.
Mar 9, 2012 6:06 PM # 
PR at kettle! ;)
Mar 9, 2012 6:44 PM # 
Who's this Greenmachine715 person? Welcome to the dark side, Keith... Kettle 100K or 100 Mile?
Mar 9, 2012 7:22 PM # 
Yes welcome mister Thompson. Been thinking about that one myself.
Mar 9, 2012 8:12 PM # 
Colorado trail race. Maybe 1 long running race early in the summer.
Mar 10, 2012 3:10 AM # 
Mark Selby:
Jim, when are you going to do the Voyageur 50?
Mar 10, 2012 4:44 PM # 
What is the name of the colorado trail race?
Mar 10, 2012 5:10 PM # 
Z- maybe some day
MZ- Official name Colorado Trail Race or CTR. 500 miles of fantastic mountain single track.
Mar 11, 2012 3:53 PM # 
500 miles! Wowzers.
Mar 12, 2012 3:00 AM # 
Buffalo Tri, Buffalo, MN. The first week in June. This race showed me in 2010 that I had at least 2/3 of what it takes to race with the 50's big guns from the Twin Cities in a quality event. Podium finish in 2010 looking for one again in 2012. I still stink as a swimmer, but the distances to take the time back on the bike and run work good for me at this venue. Plan B -cc-> USATF MN fall series. 2011 learn, 2012 get after it!

I'll go with St Croix as a replacement for Buffalo, 3rd against the same old farts as I would face in June. For six years I never sniffed an awards here 1/3 swim took me out, gained on the swim and bike. Didn't expect it!
Mar 12, 2012 6:01 PM # 
I suppose we could include a triathlon. What the hey.
Mar 15, 2012 12:43 PM # 
I know Toivo had read this. He reads everything. Why isn't he replying?
Mar 19, 2012 7:03 PM # 
Guilford Hartley:
Duluth mile....
Mar 19, 2012 8:12 PM # 
Thanks Tom-oh. Since I didn't hear from a few of you I filled in what I wanted.
Mar 20, 2012 1:48 AM # 
Whistle Stop Marathon...word! Never did one before.
Mar 20, 2012 1:44 PM # 
Nice. Good thing your husband has done one (that is a joke by the way).
Mar 29, 2012 1:25 AM # 
Mark Selby:
You can take the 10-miler out of my big races. My doctor says to stay out of my racing flats, so no speed work. I'll just try to run a lot and get ready for Voyageur.
Mar 30, 2012 12:22 PM # 
Jan 28, 2019 6:26 PM # 
Mark Selby:
I'm training for the 2019 Victoria Day 10-Miler. Then I hope to run a decent Grandm's Marathon (my 22nd!)
Jan 28, 2019 7:21 PM # 
Biggest 2019 goal is getting the Western States monkey off my back!!
Jan 29, 2019 8:00 PM # 
Victoria Day 10 miler - very possible!
Grandma's Marathon - YES!
Feb 1, 2019 6:13 PM # 
Mark Selby:
Molly, it would be great for you (and others) to come to Thunder Bay this year. Any other takers?
May 21, 2019 5:08 PM # 
Mark Selby:
I had my "Big Race of the Year" yesterday. And, for once, it went really well. Usually my best race of the year happens when I don't expect it.

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