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Old 02-05-2016, 02:15 PM   #21
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Best of luck in that endeavor! It's a really cool feeling, that first BQ!

Thanks-congrats on your Boston qual as well. Your 2:57 is about bicycle speed for me. That's cruising.


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Old 02-05-2016, 04:38 PM   #22
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HS- track and field.
College - track and field and softball
Post college- did some of those Miss Fitness shows way back when.

Now women's ice hockey league.


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I've never been a competitive athlete...just a weekend warrior.

I played rec hockey for 25 years, slo-pitch and softball for 20 years, ran a few half-marathons, and have been lifting weights for 35 years. I set a few personal milestones lifting, but they were nowhere near even semi-elite levels.

My best accomplishment is doing 300 chin-ups in an hour...the world record is an amazing 1009. I'm currently training to make an attempt at 500 in 2 hours.
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for the chin-ups palms away or not?
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gymnastics as a youth until I cracked a couple vertebrae which ended that. Badminton as a youth (through high school). Now I race sailboats.

I do other activities, but not competitively.

edit -- note I left out young kid sports or high school sponsored sports.
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Baseball - Little League, Babe Ruth League, HS
Track - four years in HS, lettered two years
Basketball - grades 5-9
Softball - couple of years of church league, couple more corporate league
Darts - couple of years of league play
Jogger - Ran 5k and 10k races mostly; wouldn't necessarily say I was competing, except for 332nd place...

Not particularly good at any of it, though perhaps better than the proverbial man on the street...

No desire to compete with anyone these days.
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for the chin-ups palms away or not?
Chin-ups are palm in. Pull-ups are palm out. It makes a huge difference. Not that I could do either anymore. I can barely do stand-ups.
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Chin-ups are palm in. Pull-ups are palm out. It makes a huge difference. Not that I could do either anymore. I can barely do stand-ups.
Pull-ups are harder and they sometimes strain my wrist, so I only do chin-ups.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:21 PM   #29
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Kind of wide open question.

Did you, do you, will you engage in athletic competition? (The operative word is competition).

What sport(s)? When? Amateur? Pro? Semi Pro?
For Fun? For health? For some type of gain?

How did/does it affect your life?
I got into running in 2009 while losing 70lbs. The cool thing about that was I kept getting faster as I lost more weight (keep in mind I was 44-45 y/o female, so not exactly Shalane Flanagan). Once I hit my goal I still wanted to get faster. I had a couple of good years, but 2011 was my best year (so far). Definitely an ameteur age-grouper but I worked hard to pick my races to win 1st in age group or top masters female. Qualified for Boston. Ran 2 50 mile races and a 100k race.

for 2013-2015 I kinda let life and work get in the way. My health and fitness suffered and I gained 15 lbs. I am currently resuming training...so watch out world, I got my eye on the F50-54 age group now, ha ha.

You meet some really cool people in the running community and I learned that I can do anything I set my mind to, no matter my age!
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