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post #8671 of 10213
ClarinetPlayer - A couple of us in our office are running the Crim and we have a co-worker who until just recently lived in Flint. He isn't running but he always takes his family out to watch the event and was telling us to run fast to avoid gangs and violence. Then this morning he sent us an email with an article from the Flint Journal with tips for the Crim:Crim running tips for before, during and after the race.

But he added a paragraph at the bottom right before where it says "Other than that, have fun. And finish." His added text:
Quote:
A final warning to runners

This year, more than ever, the presence of gang-related activity in the surrounding neighborhoods will be a cause of concern for race participants. Local police have already received tips of potential attacks upon the runners. City of Flint Police Captain, Don McCreadle, has already issued warnings to all his officers to be extra-vigilant in their efforts of preventing shootings and other attacks. He also said that officers in riot gear will be posted every half-mile of the race. Police are recommending that runners carry mace or pepper spray to ward off any attacks. Notices will be posted this year at the starting line reminding all runners of the potential dangers ahead.

He managed to work it into the article flawlessly, and if you didn't click through to the actual article you would think that maybe it's a bit extreme but it still looks legit.

I usually pick up on these jokes right away but had to admit that he had me going, although I just shrugged it off and figured there are enough runners and I'll be with the big herds enough that I would be unharmed (plus I've run and biked through some pretty hairy areas of Detroit and Highland Park... how bad can Flint really be?). However, one of my co-workers who is projecting closer to a 2-hour finish was literally freaking out.

A bit of local running humor I guess.
post #8672 of 10213
4. Everything was a bit tender for the first mile or so after Sunday's 16, but I am pleased to report that I generally feel better than I did before I went out.
post #8673 of 10213
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

ClarinetPlayer - A couple of us in our office are running the Crim and we have a co-worker who until just recently lived in Flint. He isn't running but he always takes his family out to watch the event and was telling us to run fast to avoid gangs and violence. Then this morning he sent us an email with an article from the Flint Journal with tips for the Crim:Crim running tips for before, during and after the race.

But he added a paragraph at the bottom right before where it says "Other than that, have fun. And finish." His added text:
He managed to work it into the article flawlessly, and if you didn't click through to the actual article you would think that maybe it's a bit extreme but it still looks legit.

I usually pick up on these jokes right away but had to admit that he had me going, although I just shrugged it off and figured there are enough runners and I'll be with the big herds enough that I would be unharmed (plus I've run and biked through some pretty hairy areas of Detroit and Highland Park... how bad can Flint really be?). However, one of my co-workers who is projecting closer to a 2-hour finish was literally freaking out.

A bit of local running humor I guess.

I never spot a joke until it's way too late. A year ago, on April 1st, there was a spoof article about Blimpy Burgers in AA being turned into a French restaurant. I did not catch on until I had finished the article. Of course, now, in reality, Blimpy's will be gone in a few months as the University has purchased their property.

The Crim race route goes through very interesting neighborhoods from historic to wealthy that would rival Bloomfield Hills. The atmosphere is friendly and fun. And, it is fun running on the "bricks". I have never heard of or seen any problems.

It is supposed to cool down, again, by Saturday. I would think that the temperature around 8 a.m. will be in the low 60s. Perfect!
post #8674 of 10213
5.8 miles today
post #8675 of 10213
Only 2 miles this morning, but I did a bunch of sprint intervals so I was dead by the end. I walked for a full 2 minutes in the middle of the run, and even with that super slow part I still managed to keep my overall pace at 8:37, which is pretty fast for me.
post #8676 of 10213
8 this morning
post #8677 of 10213
Not much, still slowly building up, but I ran again. 622 Nike Fuel redface.gif
post #8678 of 10213
Well,well! The Crim Race (Flint MI) is going all technological, this year. Oh, the "Bradley's". smile.gif

This is new: KING AND QUEEN OF THE HILLS CHALLENGE!!!
10 Mile and 8K Participants:
How fast can you run or walk the Bradley’s?
This
year you can find out, thanks to the King and
Queen of the Hills Challenge, presented by Patsy
Lou. Be sure to run over the timing mats at the
beginning and end of Bradley Street and then
find out how fast you ran them in the online results
page.


And this:

Get Your Finish Time Instantly
thanks to support
from Plante Moran:
Once you cross the finish line, use a smartphone to
scan the QR code on your bib and get your
personal race result on the spot! Complete particip
ant results will be
available online at www.crim.org.
Let your fans follow you with text updates
, presented by UAW
Region 1-C: Your friends and family can track your
progress
along the 10 Mile course by signing up for text alerts.
post #8679 of 10213
That's pretty cool about the "King of the Hill". That sort of reminds me of the "Underwater Mile" in the Free Press Marathon where they have the timing mats at the entrance and exit to the tunnel.

Last year the Brooksie Way started using a text service that you could automatically send out your finish time to whatever numbers you put in to the system. I added in all my running friends numbers (whether they were running that race or not) just to harass them.
post #8680 of 10213
11.4 miles in 91 degrees starting temp and finishing at 86 degrees. Yasso 800's tonite with warm up and cool down.
post #8681 of 10213
I was planning about 8 miles today and decided to switch things up and run most of it at the high school track down the street. I ended up doing about 6.5 miles on the track... 6.5 of the most boring miles of my life. I don't know why I thought that running on the track for that long sounded like an interesting idea. After a few laps I began stopping every half mile to do 20 push-ups. It was about all I could do to break up the monotony.
post #8682 of 10213
Ran 8.19km this morning.
post #8683 of 10213
Went out this morning with an idea that I would do 5 miles or 45 minutes, whichever came first. Finished my 5th mile with 15 seconds to spare smile.gif

Felt good, it was the first time I ran 5 miles and kept my pace under 9:00
post #8684 of 10213
For the first time three runs(/walks) in a week, SB. (And two swimming sessions.) And five months non-smoking today. That's 2766 cigarettes not smoked and 853 euro's saved. smile.gif
post #8685 of 10213
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I was planning about 8 miles today and decided to switch things up and run most of it at the high school track down the street. I ended up doing about 6.5 miles on the track... 6.5 of the most boring miles of my life. I don't know why I thought that running on the track for that long sounded like an interesting idea. After a few laps I began stopping every half mile to do 20 push-ups. It was about all I could do to break up the monotony.

It's one step above running on a treadmill. Unless you're doing intervals, zzzzzzzzzzz
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

For the first time three runs(/walks) in a week, SB. (And two swimming sessions.) And five months non-smoking today. That's 2766 cigarettes not smoked and 853 euro's saved. smile.gif

Attaboy!
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