February 13, 2011

New Goals and Meeting Team New England

This photo was the one used in The Easton Journal and is my claim to fame.  The one in the red is Nick Wade, who is curr
This photo was the one used in The Easton Journal and is my claim to fame. The one in the red is Nick Wade, who is currently running for Cornell and was all-state champion multiple times. The one in the green is Ryan Collins who currently runs for Virginia and runs sub-14 for a 5k and is an All-American in Cross Country.
Hello everyone, it's been another solid week of training.  Fundraising has slowed slightly but that is expected after the wild first month we had.

I'll start this post by discussing the training.  My coach, Tim Cattoggio, and I have been discussing the final three week stretch and I am getting more and more pumped.  The beginning of this week started with a few recovery runs from the 23-miler hard effort last Sunday.  I also incorporated running twice a few days this week just to shakeout the legs.  I did a fairly easy workout on Thursday which was 15 x 1:00 minute on/1:00 minute off. 

I didn't do a long run this week but did a solid 21-mile workout yesterday.  I did a 3 mile warmup and 4.5 mile cooldown, with what was supposed to be a half-marathon (13.1 miles) time trial in the middle.  I ended up doing 13.6 miles in 1 hours, 20 minutes, 30 seconds (~1:17:30 for half-marathon, 5:55/mile pace).  I was actually kind of surprised by this because I just wanted to be around 6:10/mile.  However, I started hitting 6:00/mile from the beginning and felt real smooth.  I held it through ~10 miles and then picked it up to about 5:30-5:40/mile pace for the last few.  I didn't really have to strain until the last few minutes.  This workout is a good indicator for the marathon.

This weekend I will be running the Martha's Vineyard 20-miler.  I'm not going to be racing this but am just looking to get into a race and experience a long race atmosphere.  I will likely take 10 miles of this at goal marathon pace.

Even bigger news is that we finally met some of CCFA Team New England.  Myself, committee member Brian Teague, and his cousin, Marc Emma went to the Kickoff Party.  Everyone was very nice and I'm excited to be a part of this team.  We also met director, Craig Comins and Alison Rosenfeld.  We discussed how our fundraiser was doing very good and ways to continue the incredible effort.  They were very nice and excited by our performance as we currently are the leading fundraiser.  It sounds like a few committee members are now interested in running the half-marathon in Virginia in June.  Craig and Alison mentioned that we will definitely be recognized nationally at this meeting.  They also told us the all-time highest fundraising group which was $100,000.  Although this seems unrealistic we are going to try and strive for it.

Thank you everyone for being part of this effort which will likely be amongst the best in the nation.  Continue to spread the word about our fundraiser.  Also, the L O C O event on March 22nd is in the works of being finalized so be sure to purchase a ticket for what will be an incredible event. 

While the link isn't up yet, their was an article in the Easton Journal this past week called "Meet the Marathoner: Jake Marcus."  Be sure to check it out. 

Thank you everyone!


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Yury Yury on March 18, 2013 11:13 PM
You all are doing a really awmoese job pulling this together. Its a complex task to make it a reality with many steps along the way. I'd like to attend some of your planning and discussion sessions if open. Thx
Tessa Tessa on June 26, 2013 9:09 AM
This atircle is a home run, pure and simple!
Joseph Joseph on June 26, 2013 4:48 AM
Ron Paul is so modest, I beviele the numbers show much more. Example, a candidate that gets 10,000 contributions of $100 a pop has raised one million dollars. A second candidate gets 100 contributions of $10,000 a pop has raised one million dollars as well. But the first candidate shows far more public support than the second candidate, even though they raised the identical total amount.Compare the average contribution of Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.(Note not picking on Bachmann, just chose her because her total funds are close to Paul's)I beviele this is a far better indicator of early support, for all those donors are most likely voters too! Doesn't matter how rich you are and how big a contribution you can afford, you only VOTE ONCE in an election.

Bekzat Bekzat on February 17, 2013 4:49 AM
Hi Kaylee, Thanks for your gracious spuport! The best way to raise awareness is invite others to our events and keep spreading the word about what we are trying to achieve! Friends Of YONECO

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Auth Auth on June 15, 2012 7:35 AM
Lisa have a wonderful time in Boston. I am so proud of you to avcheie this goal. I know you will have a great race! You have been a huge inspiration to me! I will be tracking you on Monday. Good luck I'll be cheering for you from Seattle.
Anna Anna on March 19, 2013 1:17 AM
Hi Uwe,I ran 2 marathons brfoee. Both closely under 4 hours.My personal record in solving the cube is 27 secs. But average of 10 solves is only about 38 secs at the moment .Are you a cuber or runner?thanks for the interest!Uli
Ana Ana on February 17, 2013 4:19 AM
Hey Joe I ran the London Marathon for CALM last year and it was an amazing day I'll never fogret!! Write your name on your t-shirt and people will cheer you on as you run by. Good luck!!! Bren
Josefina Josefina on June 26, 2013 11:35 AM
Tim, you looked great this seummr when I saw you! Kudos to you for losing some weight and taking on this challenge. I need to do the same! I'm not going to wish you luck 'cause I know you'll conquer this challenge like all the others. Bravo!
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Fabian Fabian on April 11, 2012 11:43 PM
Hey! Enjoy your 17 minute PR! Take it from me who've run 20+ half aanmthors, one day you'll regret not enjoying this massive PR, because one day, even a minute or 30 second PR will be so so hard to come by! So yeah, be happy that you kicked butt, be happy you got a great time, and be happy that you left some room to do even better the next time!
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Nda Nda on June 26, 2013 12:55 AM
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Mel Mel on March 18, 2013 9:39 PM
I have several rare diaesses, including gastroparesis, pathological, degenerative, severe myopia and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, as well and predominately, a rare blood conditon where my body can't maintain enough iron stores despite having infusions and transfusions. Many painful tests later and we still don't know why. We are also starting to wonder if I have a mitochondrial disease as well. Just a few years ago I was running marathons and races of my own and I also directed two marathon races where we raised money for the Children's Therapy School in my hometown. I want to get back to y strong self again, now I am confined mostly to a bed, couch, and wheelchair. I want to know how I can get a runner to run for rare blood disorders or functional bowel disorders that make it impossible for people to eat, so we have to rely on feeding tubes. I would be the biggest fan and cheerleader for my runner! Thank you for any consideration you can give to bringing these life altering diaesses to light.
Aurora Aurora on June 25, 2013 9:56 PM
Heather, I would like to clarify that svecire dogs are not adopted , they are placed . MSSD has an applicaiton process and you can either have it mailed to you or emailed. Please feel free to contact us at We look forward to working with you!!
Vicky Vicky on February 15, 2013 2:25 AM
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