Feb 27 2012

Hospital Hill Run 2012 – Training Begins!

Ok… so I’ve got 3 half-marathons lined up before it… the 39.3… and one of them is fairly soon! The Rock The Parkway looms quite closely at a scant 7 weeks away. The Hospital Hill Run 2012 as you know is 13 weeks away on June 2. I’ve been training sure – but pretty haphazardly as I always do. On March 4th though, the OFFICIAL Hospital Hill Run training begins – as is evidenced here: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com/participant/training.html

They have some absolutely lovely training schedules posted and boy would I… dearly love to follow one of those. I bet if I did I could achieve whatever reasonable goal I set before myself. Alas, it’s not to be. Unless I have a death wish… and… I don’t… there is no way with my schedule I’ll ever come close to something as dedicated and time consuming as one of those training schedules. Now let me reiterate: would I love to follow one of them? Yes! Do I think they’re likely quite worthwhile? Of course. I just CAN’T!! So instead of course… I’ll do what I always do. Whatever running I can do whenever I can do it.

I plan to log it all here like always, though perhaps this year make it more visible perhaps – specific training for Hospital Hill. Three half-marathons leading up to it oughta be fairly good I’m guessing. Then we can compare my notes with yours and … well who cares… how about you just meet me for a beer at the Hospital Hill after party? Yeah that sounds good!

Now. Here’s the fun part. I CAN GET YOU A FREE ENTRY TO THE HOSPITAL HILL RUN! YES YOU! You can run the 5k, the 10k or the Half! And it’s going to be EASY to win. All you have to do is follow me here and maybe comment a couple times. How hard is that?

Look for my real training to kick off next week (I’ll see what I can manage) and – maybe you’ll start yours along with me. I’d love to train with you and see you there!

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Feb 7 2012

Buffalo Trail Run 2012

I ran my first official race of 2012 this past weekend at the Buffalo Run in Parkville, MO. It was a nice trail run and an 8k at that, so basically a PR guarantee in many cases. I’ve run *one* 8k before… back in 2007 in Atchison at the Amelia Earhart Days 8k… and wow… now that I think about it, BJ the DJ was the MC at that event too! Times fly.

Well no race report forthcoming … other than to say it was a great time. One sorta annoying thing is that the “race website” is a placeholder junkspace “www.runkansascity.com” — they’ve gotten even more lax with their web space than I have mine it seems. No matter… the absolute essentials at least were available on the Active.com sign-up page – and the one necessary follow up, the race results were emailed to everyone and are also available on www.mararunning.org.

So… as for all that it wasn’t quite adequate, but it was just enough to get by. Interweb logistics aside, the race was very well executed supported just fine, DJed well, and the course, as most trail runs are… was a joy. The big hill that even the sparse communication jested about was fun to go up and an absolute blast to run down. Surefoot Bob made an appearance on those suicidal down hills, as did all colleagues in my heat.

For the sake of completeness I’ve compiled the posted results into overall results and will provide them here. Also a couple pics… enjoy.

Place Div. Place Name Sex Age City State Time Pace
1 1 Aaron Hohn M 26 Kansas City MO 19:13 6:11
2 1 James Weatherly M 43 Lees Summit MO 23:17 7:30
3 1 Don Fitzgerald M 58 23:27 7:33
4 1 Jonathon Kroeger M 15 24:31:00 7:54
5 1 Phillip Kaser M 32 Kansas City MO 25:41:00 8:16
6 2 Kyle Ellison M 17 26:02:00 8:23
7 2 David Ebberts M 47 Kansas City MO 26:25:00 8:30
8 1 Janell Rock F 42 26:26:00 8:31
9 1 Maiya Wolpert F 16 Kearney MO 26:56:00 8:41
10 2 Jessica Allen F 16 Kearney MO 26:56:00 8:41
11 3 William Smith M 43 Leavenworth KS 27:24:00 8:50
12 1 Mary Kaser F 30 Kansas City MO 27:58:00 9:01
13 4 Mike Long M 45 Pleasant Hill MO 30:18:00 9:45
14 5 Kevin Harris M 41 Pleasant Hill MO 31:29:00 10:08
15 1 Amy Klindt F 40 Braymer MO 31:30:00 10:09
16 2 Dana Still F 43 Braymer MO 31:34:00 10:10
17 2 Jason Konovalske M 31 Parkville MO 31:35:00 10:10
18 6 Michael Oliver M 40 Kansas City MO 31:46:00 10:14
19 3 Wendy Ping F 42 Olathe KS 32:39:00 10:31
20 2 Keith Krupinski M 53 Kansas City MO 33:08:00 10:40
21 2 Marci Ebberts F 38 Kansas City MO 33:18:00 10:44
22 3 Steve Taylor M 50 Liberty MO 33:31:00 10:48
23 3 Lori Zehr F 36 Kansas City MO 34:11:00 11:01
24 1 Jeffrey Babcock M 24 Kansas City MO 34:19:00 11:03
25 4 Stephanie Cavedo F 38 34:20:00 11:03
26 4 Glenn Hayes M 53 Braymer MO 34:23:00 11:04
27 5 Jill Welsh F 36 Overland Park KS 34:58:00 11:16
28 7 Mark Gonnella M 48 Dawson NE 35:30:00 11:26
29 8 Michael Roffmann M 41 Liberty MO 35:46:00 11:31
30 2 Noah Boydston M 25 Roeland Park KS 36:43:00 11:50
31 6 Carri Mick F 31 Camden MO 37:04:00 11:56
32 1 Chelsea Chambers F 20 Gladstone MO 37:36:00 12:06
33 9 Jeff Trader M 49 Kearney MO 37:57:00 12:13
34 1 Aiden Baldridge M 9 38:01:00 12:14
35 7 Julie Richards F 37 Parkville MO 38:04:00 12:16
36 8 Tara Lytle F 34 Overland Park KS 38:14:00 12:19
37 9 Jessica Claerhout F 32 Kansas City MO 38:25:00 12:22
38 3 Alex Frederickson M 25 38:30:00 12:24
39 10 Kevin Niekamp M 40 38:30:00 12:24
40 5 Charles Graham M 52 Weston MO 38:31:00 12:24
41 2 Carson Krakar M 11 Lansing KS 38:37:00 12:26
42 11 James Krakar M 43 Lansing KS 38:37:00 12:26
43 2 Morgan Wilson F 22 Fayette MO 38:41:00 12:27
44 12 Keith Boaz M 47 Shawnee KS 38:43:00 12:28
45 13 Jerry Rivera M 49 Saint Joseph MO 38:45:00 12:29
46 4 Dionne Smith F 43 39:19:00 12:40
47 6 Paul Gorman M 55 39:23:00 12:41
48 5 Tiffany Chugg F 40 Independence MO 39:28:00 12:43
49 10 Amber Wilson F 35 Bonner Springs KS 39:40:00 12:46
50 14 Michael Richards M 46 Parkville MO 39:48:00 12:49
51 1 Nancy Cooper F 59 Kansas City MO 39:48:00 12:49
52 1 Craig Cooper M 60 Kansas City MO 39:48:00 12:49
53 11 Michael Weatherly F 37 Lees Summit MO 40:04:00 12:54
54 12 Brooke Warden F 30 Lees Summit MO 40:05:00 12:54
55 3 Adam Zink M 37 Parkville MO 40:33:00 13:04
56 4 Patrick Roark M 25 Olathe KS 40:35:00 13:04
57 13 Andrea McElroy F 38 Parkville MO 41:04:00 13:14
58 3 Tyler Rand M 11 Shawnee KS 42:39:00 13:44
59 14 Amy Rand F 39 Shawnee KS 42:40:00 13:44
60 2 Howard Haas M 61 Kansas City MO 45:31:00 14:39
61 15 Matt Helm M 40 Kansas City MO 45:38:00 14:42
62 3 Amy Hogan F 28 Kansas City MO 46:07:00 14:51
63 5 Casey Hogan M 29 Kansas City MO 46:08:00 14:51
64 15 Sara Buck F 38 Kansas City MO 46:51:00 15:05
65 6 Joy Miller F 45 Kansas City MO 46:56:00 15:07
66 16 Tina Peterson F 34 47:06:00 15:10
67 17 Hilary Peknik F 33 Kansas City MO 47:40:00 15:21
68 7 Meredyth Melcher F 42 Kansas City MO 47:40:00 15:21
69 8 Katrina Duran F 40 Kansas City MO 48:04:00 15:28
70 18 Katherine MacDougall F 32 Overland Park KS 1:00:56 19:37
71 9 Novice Buffo F 46 Overland Park KS 1:01:40 19:51

8k

Overall Name Sex Age City State Time
1 Caleb Teague M 29 Kansas City MO 32:44:00
2 Wayne Blas M 34 Kansas City MO 32:45:00
3 Jesse Funk M 23 Lenexa KS 35:38:00
4 Anthony Chandler M 27 Camden MO 35:57:00
5 Jesse Blanton M 34 Fort Leavenworth KS 36:38:00
6 Scott Storie M 40 Kansas City MO 36:56:00
7 Oren Zini M 37 Fort Levenworth KS 37:21:00
8 Michael Witten M 18 Trenton MO 38:16:00
9 Matt Reed M 22 Leawood KS 39:06:00
10 Callahan Eckardt M 15 Shawnee KS 40:23:00
11 Mike Hake M 22 Mission KS 40:36:00
12 Paul Jarvis M 24 Kansas City MO 41:11:00
13 Lisa Mason F 34 Kansas City MO 41:18:00
14 Jan Jackson F 57 Odessa MO 42:02:00
15 John Jackson M 58 Odessa MO 42:04:00
16 Miles Marshall M 45 Gardner KS 42:19:00
17 Paula Boyle F 57 Kansas City MO 42:59:00
18 Stephen McEnery M 17 Shawnee KS 43:54:00
19 Marisa Ellison F 45 Hannibal MO 43:58:00
20 Sean Briley M 26 Kansas City MO 44:43:00
21 Boyd Bauman M 45 Roeland Park KS 44:46:00
22 Nick Beck M 34 Pleasant Hill MO 44:50:00
23 Desiree Dutt F 34 Overland Park KS 45:01:00
24 David Ping M 43 Olathe KS 45:15:00
25 Charla Hecker F 37 Liberty MO 45:17:00
26 Hsinying Chiu F 33 Lawrence KS 45:36:00
27 Adam Warden M 30 Lees Summit MO 45:40:00
28 Richard Witten M 56 Trenton MO 45:58:00
29 Jamie Bryant M 38 Fort Leavenworth KS 46:25:00
30 Alfredo Rodriguez M 37 Ft Leavenworth KS 46:27:00
31 Gina Navia F 24 Kansas City MO 46:28:00
32 Christopher Cardwell M 29 46:50:00
33 Taya Upkes F 22 Roeland Park KS 46:53:00
34 Josh Mc Cleme M 37 Overland Park KS 46:54:00
35 Bob Wooten M 33 Lansing KS 47:13:00
36 Ted Sowle M 40 Parkville MO 47:21:00
37 Jerry Buccellato M 61 Gladstone MO 47:30:00
38 Chris Unruh M 37 Kansas City MO 48:24:00
39 Shauna Saghbene F 30 Kansas City MO 48:40:00
40 Andrew Grudniewski M 35 Bonner Springs KS 48:45:00
41 Eric Viera M 39 Parkville MO 49:16:00
42 Doug Hecker M 44 Liberty MO 49:31:00
43 Nik Lewer M 26 Leawood KS 49:41:00
44 Jennifer Belmore F 39 Lees Summit MO 50:05:00
45 Hadley Wishard F 39 Smithville MO 50:53:00
46 Laura McEnery F 49 Shawnee KS 50:55:00
47 Tom Pleat M 62 51:06:00
48 Carolyn Day-Purcell F 34 Kansas City MO 51:07:00
49 Thomas Stayer M 36 Fort Leavenworth KS 51:07:00
50 Chris Smith M 45 51:26:00
51 William Schubert M 31 Colorado Springs CO 52:20:00
52 Kevin Wallace M 33 Lake Waukomis MO 52:30:00
53 Craig Thompson M 38 Clinton MO 52:52:00
54 Lisa Goble F 49 Greenwood MO 52:53:00
55 Ernst Steffen M 58 Kansas City MO 53:07:00
56 Jesse Goble F 27 Greenwood KS 53:08:00
57 Jeff Padley M 43 Blue Springs MO 53:18:00
58 Sara Wood F 33 Kansas City MO 53:19:00
59 Sladjana Tasic M 42 Olathe KS 53:20:00
60 Alexsandar Tasic M 40 Olathe KS 53:20:00
61 Ann Younger F 44 Overland Park KS 53:24:00
62 Shaun Meiners M 33 Kansas City MO 53:26:00
63 Robert Hafford M 52 Overland Park KS 53:52:00
64 Paula Pudenz F 30 Kansas City MO 54:03:00
65 Ross Stinemetz M 20 Kansas City MO 54:04:00
66 Britney Compton F 27 Prairie Village KS 54:07:00
67 Travis Bertz M 40 Blue Springs MO 54:15:00
68 Natalie Brehm F 27 Spring Hill KS 54:22:00
69 Colleen Vannicola F 50 Shawnee KS 54:45:00
70 Kevin Oldham M 36 Lees Summit MO 54:47:00
71 Brian Thompson M 37 Kansas City MO 54:52:00
72 Bernard Didde M 36 Topeka KS 54:53:00
73 Mike Lewer M 60 Leawood KS 54:55:00
74 Joseph Huerter M 45 Lenexa KS 54:57:00
75 Michelle Padley F 42 Blue Springs MO 55:00:00
76 Keith Cooper M 48 Gladstone MO 55:23:00
77 Amanda Doyle F 32 Lees Summit MO 55:42:00
78 Julie Freeman F 36 Overland Park KS 55:45:00
79 Andrea Oldham F 35 Lees Summit MO 55:46:00
80 Marilyn Boaz F 44 Shawnee KS 55:50:00
81 Darci Meese F 35 Parkville MO 56:09:00
82 Jason Faulkner M 35 Olathe KS 57:08:00
83 Angie Bannwarth F 34 Smithville MO 57:09:00
84 Mike Baker M 62 Independence MO 57:28:00
85 Linda Schisler F 49 Parkville MO 57:53:00
86 Jason Erfling M 31 Lees Summit MO 58:21:00
87 James Clarke M 22 Merriam KS 58:26:00
88 Genevieve Spivey F 35 Lenexa KS 58:30:00
89 Mike Cummings M 27 Kansas City MO 58:39:00
90 Steven Cummins M 48 Kansas City MO 58:39:00
91 Kim Leininger F 45 Shawnee KS 58:51:00
92 Christine Torres F 46 Kansas City MO 58:59:00
93 Jeff Jones M 45 Pomona KS 59:17:00
94 Richardo Mejia M 54 Raytown MO 59:23:00
95 Elena Owens F 39 Kansas City MO 59:26:00
96 Pegeen Blank F 44 Kansas City MO 59:26:00
97 Carrie Ross F 43 Kansas City MO 59:26:00
98 Emily Barth F 23 Lawrence KS 59:27:00
99 Megan Peters F 24 Overland Park KS 59:27:00
100 Liza Galindo F 37 Kansas City MO 59:59:00
101 Kaley Nicholson F 15 Kansas City MO 1:00:01
102 Lori Birkel F 34 Smithville MO 1:00:20
103 Jenna MacEk F 28 Overland Park KS 1:00:56
104 Jessica Armstrong F 24 Kansas City MO 1:01:23
105 Greg Haynes M 42 Wichita KS 1:01:33
106 Melanie Lehman F 32 Smithville MO 1:01:54
107 Rebecca Callaway F 35 St. Joseph MO 1:01:55
108 Lisa Phipps F 32 Smithville MO 1:01:57
109 Genevieve Casey F 42 Mission KS 1:02:32
110 Marcia Rhodes F 37 Kansas City MO 1:02:33
111 Ellen Shortlidge F 29 Overland Park KS 1:03:03
112 Leah Kramer F 50 Belton MO 1:03:18
113 Kendra Bealmear F 54 Kansas City MO 1:03:58
114 Jamie Hatfield F 43 Lee’s Summit MO 1:04:05
115 Robbie Vaughn M 29 Pleasant Hill MO 1:04:06
116 Kathleen Purduski F 57 Kansas City KS 1:04:15
117 Perri Miller F 16 Kansas City MO 1:04:50
118 Jennifer Zinchak F 39 Belton MO 1:04:56
119 Annie Gibson F 33 Gallatin MO 1:04:56
120 Leeanne Gourley F 51 Olathe KS 1:04:57
121 Alice Olmstead F 48 St Joseph MO 1:05:06
122 Lynn Garrison F 57 Gladstone MO 1:05:11
123 Jane Tettambel F 48 Overland Park KS 1:05:19
124 Traver Bjorlac M 45 Kansas City MO 1:05:29
125 Miranda Falk F 30 Atchison KS 1:05:40
126 Andrew Parcell M 40 Kansas City MO 1:08:46
127 Shawn Rhodus M 38 Kansas City MO 1:08:47
128 Mel Baldridge F 39 1:08:49
129 Bruce Stansberry M 59 Independence MO 1:10:18
130 Michael Reed M 71 Leawood KS 1:10:33
131 Bill Dalton M 60 Kansas City MO 1:10:38
132 Robyn Klawuhn F 45 Rushville MO 1:11:35
133 Sarah Whitten F 32 Kansas City MO 1:12:51
134 Leonardo Carrillo M 35 Kansas City MO 1:12:51
135 Cortney Palazzini F 35 Fort Leavenworth KS 1:13:40
136 Kelli Pierce F 46 Ft. Leavenworth KS 1:13:40
137 Leroy Burney M 47 Kansas City MO 1:16:39
138 Lee Minor M 73 1:16:39
139 Ashley Beck F 32 1:29:46
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