Tuesday, August 21, 2007

no. 5 is alive

HitMe called it, so here it is... our virtual training run #5. If you've been following this post, you know what it's about. If not, let me explain.

Runners separated by geography do a training run "together" wherever they may be in the world. We set a distance (more or less) and meet at a specific time, so 1:30pm on the US West Coast makes it 4:30am the following day in Manila.

DATE: 22 August 2007, Wednesday (US Pacific Time)
TIME: 1:30 P.M. (US Pacific Time)
DISTANCE: 10 km/ 6 miles (or whatever you wish)

Previous runners have been:
  1. Jaymie - Alabang Philippines
  2. HitMe - Quezon City, Philippines
  3. Banggi - Makati, Philippines
  4. Ben - Manila to Makati, Philippines
  5. Renz - Metro Manila, Philippines
  6. Marga - ParaƱaque, Philippines
  7. Caloy - Davao, Philippines
  8. TRF - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  9. Steph - San Diego, USA
  10. Gretchen - Truckee, USA
  11. E-Rod - Newport Beach, USA
Banggi is determined to join us while trying out some new routes in Kuala Lumpur. Caloy promises to get up early in time to hoof up the boondocks in the shadow of Mt. Apo. And despite the typhoon in Manila, HitMe and Ben have sworn on their favorite shoes' graves that they will be out running and frolicking in the rain. How can I not join these dedicated individuals when the only lame excuse I can conjure up is that my favorite lifeguard is off on Wednesdays, and therefore will not be there for my beach run?

Anybody else wanna come out and play?

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Update on new participants:
We have a new kid on the block, Rick. Watch out kids, this dude's a veteran of three(?) 100-milers, so he's bringing some new mojo to the table.

Let's welcome our first European-based runner, Crunchy 'Nanas.

Caloy, who was a bit late in joining us last week is officially in.

12 comments:

rick said...

Such an original idea, I haven't run across something like this. I'm an evening runner myself but if the invitation is still open, I'll come out and play. The left IT band is much better now.

e-rod said...

good to hear that pesky it injury is behaving itself. of course the invite is open. glad to hear you're coming out to play.

if you'd like to read more about the other "runs" we've had, click on the "virtual training run" label at the bottom of the post.

"see" you on wednesday.

stephruns said...

ALRIGHT - can't wait. Will wear my bikini underneath, so I can jump right into the pool afterwards:-)

bEnMChAn said...

Rain or shine!!!!!

e-rod said...

ok, i'm jumping in the water too after my run, rain or shine.

Jaymie said...

I'm in! No more rain means we can go out and play! Woohoo!

norabarnacle said...

I want to come out to play! If I can get my husband to come out with me (it'll be dark in England at that time), we'll run. If not, I may just jump rope in my back yard.

caloyb said...

i don't plan to miss out on this one! no way!

e-rod said...

jaymie...yeah, the bull runner is back!

nora...welcome to our vr. run or jump rope, we're excited to see you join us.

caloy...see you out there bright and early.

rick said...

So that was fun. Kind of cool knowing other people were participating in other parts of the world. Was a recovery day for me so I took it easy and snapped pictures with my camera, played tourist in my own town. Will post later. Oh just re-read the bottom part of your post. HH100 was the fifth. I was hoping to go for No.6 this year but this running thing is getting way expensive.

The One and Only Tigger said...

Count me in on the 10K run. Found this one through stephruns blog.

e-rod said...

rick...five 100s. wow, that's impressive. barring injury, i'm hoping to do one in about a year's time or so.

tigger...we'll probably have our next one on wednesday next week, so see you then.