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Discussion in 'GENERAL SPORTS TALK' started by Goose, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. CGI_Ram

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    First of all; the NYC marathon? Wow! I am not familiar with the race if there are different lengths, but the full marathon is 26 miles.

    From the "running" thread it appears you have participated in distances like that before.

    http://www.ramsondemand.com/threads/running.35622/page-8

    Is this your first go at the NYC marathon? Love to hear more about your story heading up to the decision to run it. Good luck!

    And... What an awesome tribute to Rich. Never ceases to amaze me how a Rams forum can bring people together and form a bond like that. The relationships Thor formed, speaks to how he engaged with people around here.
     
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    Good Luck and God speed to you and Rich!!
     
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    That is so cool. Rich talked about coaching wrestling all the time. He loved working with youth and especially anything that got them out exercising. I'm really happy to see that Rich will be with you during such a huge event. Though I never met Rich, we talked on the phone a fair bit and texted and emailed back and forth. We were planning to go skiing in CO when he was healthy enough. Just really thought we would get that chance. He was quite a guy and won't soon be forgotten. Let's hope Thor gives you wings. Good luck in the race.
     
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    Thordaddy was amazing. One of the heart and souls of this forum. I'm so glad that Rams fans like you are still honoring his memory. I miss him so much...
     
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    I haven't figured out to upload pics from phone. I'll post some later.

    Go Rams!!
     
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    From our site, click on media section, click add media, choose member media, upload image.

    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck my friend. Here's to you doing well.
     
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    We were all Blessed to have posted with Rich.

    This thread made my day !!!
     
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    Very cool,
    Enjoy the day. Good luck. Breath, all about the breathing.
     
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    What a beautiful way to carry the torch! Life is for the living and we have to march on for the fallen friends and live for them. They would encourage us to do so. Thanks for sharing and caring. Rams fans are some of the best people anywhere.
     
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    I got some texts from Rich's daughter Jennifer yesterday... She won some tickets to the whiner game and was there to watch us kick whiner ass !!!


    @dieterbrock How did you do in the marathon Man ?
     
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    Pretty wild right? I hit her up as soon as I finished to tell her we made it, and didnt hear back for a while, when she finally responded, it was with "I was at the game!!!"
    Life is so wildly ironic and cool

    It was an incredible day. I had some physical issues late, but had some help from above.
    There were many warnings that it was going to be hot yesterday after the clouds burned off, but it seemed that any time the sun came out in its glory, a nice cloud cover came out to seal it up.
     
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    Dieter glad to here you made it through without injury. What was your overall time/pace?
     
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    I'm struggling with it, I dont want to come off as ungrateful. Being able to honor Thordaddy was more important than anything else. The weather was perfect, the race is just amazing. I am not a fan of big crowds, my preference is smaller races. But I'd run NYC every year if I could get in
    That said, I am disappointed, I had a solid plan and was working it to perfection. But at mile 17 I got hit with some leg cramping that I couldnt shake. Muscled out the last 8-9 but my time suffered greatly.
    Finished around 4:28. Was right at 2 hours at the half way mark, and was ready to make my move. But the legs wouldnt have it.
     
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    Color me impressed DB!!

    Great Job!!

    Glad to hear you got thru it injury free.
     
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    Dieter,
    As someone that knows how difficult it is to run a marathon I am impressed by your time. Sorry to hear about the leg cramps but 4:28 is a heck of a time. One day I will run the NYC marathon but it won't be anytime soon. Honoring your friend was a real nice touch and I am sure his family really appreciated it. I saw that earlier in the post and was touched by the gesture.
     
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    Great effort just to finish -- sometimes in running you just don't have it on the day so you use what you do have.

    Should be proud to have stuck at it and finished. Well done.
     
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