Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Army Ten Miler

Crumbs has thrown the idea out that we (SMR mommies) converge on the Army Ten Miler in October in Virginia. Running around the Pentagon sounds like fun! I am unable to commit right now (with luck, I'll be making a trip to So. Cal. in Nov. Details to follow as necessary ;) ) but it seems like a good goal to aim for. Is there momentum out there for this?

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

Great idea! Just remind me when to sign up! I hope to get in for the MCM, and the Army 10 is a great training run!
I'm psyched to start marathon training. I ran for about 3 minutes today at a .5 incline and a 16+ mile pace. Yeah! (it was my first day at the gym)

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

Sign-ups have already begun and the website reports that the spots go fast... www.armytenmiler.com

Anonymous said...

Hey, there are already 5 people from the Manassas SMR "Try Running" group signed up for the ATM, and it just opened yesterday. This is our signature race. When 5 of us started running together in Jan 2006, as a group we averaged 3 mile runs. By Oct 2006, all 5 of us ran the Army 10 miler! We ran again in 2007, and yes, we'll be there in 2008.

Crumbs said...

I've got family there, so it just might be possible!
I hope it doesn't sell out!

Crumbs said...

Okay! I signed up! My mom lives there and since I visit her a few times a year, I might as well fit a race in!

runningfor3 said...

Great idea! I live close by, but as I am due at the end of July, I don't think I can commit to it in time for registration. Perhaps the Cherry Blossom Run next spring?

morgan said...

I am a bad, bad racer because I always run races with my iPod nano (I put in only one earbud, so I can hear everything). And the Army 10 Miler acually wands you down to make sure you don't bring them onto the race course (though I always see rebel runners who have managed to sneak them in -- don't know how). The organizers cite national security concerns -- as if any spectator couldn't have an iPod anywhere on the course to do something sinister with. (What that would be, I haven't a clue.) I love the race and the course, but I need my music! I know, bad, bad racer.

Trice said...

By Golly I'd do it. I was signed up to run in 2001 and 9/11 happened. I flew to DC anyhow and ran the route just so I could not be thwarted by those maniac terrorists. It was strange to fly so close to 9/11. I'll do it and we should have cool t'shirts.

Trice

renae said...

Ohhh! This sounds like a great idea!

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

I can't believe your name is Renae. I was so used to Our Little World...

I'm still unable to commit, but looking forward on behalf of those who have no problem with commitment:), who will design the T-shirts? Do we book an 'official' hotel--Andrea, this is an opportunity to plug and get the ladies a discount...

Other ideas?

Trice said...

I'm signed up. Let me know what the plan is.

By the way-- 10 miles is an awesome run. You are still human at the end and it is still hard, but not life altering where you give everything over to train for it.