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Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:08 am

Before heading out to volunteer at the Yellow water station on Shepherd, which is the western end of the course and the turnaround point, I wanted to paint the weather at this time.

At the start line right now, it's 43 degrees, a dewpoint of 28 degrees and a wind out of the southeast at 1 mph. A few miles west of the start line out of downtown, it's 36 degrees. Clear skies.

Now going out to meet up with KB and Michele.
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Post  Julie on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:11 am

Have fun! 17 mph winds in Nebraska are making me procrastinate my little 14 miler....
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:37 am

The field passed the 10k mark at around 30 minutes with the sun in their eyes, as they head back downtown with Ryan Hall in the lead.
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:01 am

The first group of women passed the 10k mark at 35 minutes.
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:11 am

The men are passing me on their second loop at around mile 14 in 1:09:10. A 2:07 pace with Hall and Abdi (sp?) in the lead
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:37 am

The women are passing me at 1:20 with Shalane leading a pack of 4. The women are very strung out.
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Post  Julie on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:41 am

thanks for the updates!!
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:50 am

The men are on their third and last lap at mile 22. They are lapping some ofthe women on the course. Their time is at 1:49:01, a 2;07:59 pace with Hall, Abdi and Meb the leaders with Ritz about 30 seconds behind.
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:53 am

Gotcherwas in 5th place, significantly behind the first 3.
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 pm

I heard that Meb won and Hall was second. That would make Abdi third more than likely.

The women @ 22 are at 2:04:05 for a 2:29 pace with Davila just ahead of Shalame by one length.
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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:46 pm

This concludes our field coverage of the Trials.
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  Mark B on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:45 pm

Here are the numbers, courtesy of RW:

Men
1. Meb, 2:09:08.
2. Hall, 2:09:30
3. Abdi, 2:09:47.
4. Ritz, 2:09:55, also a PR by 5 seconds.

Women
1. Shalane Flanagan 2:25:38
2. Desiree Davila 2:25:55
3. Kara Goucher 2:26:06
4. Amy Hastings 2:27:17

Top 3 on the team, 4th is the alternate
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Post  Julie on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:48 pm

Not to understate it, but that's some great running! I'm happy for all of you who got to see it.
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Post  Mark B on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:49 pm

@Julie wrote:Not to understate it, but that's some great running! I'm happy for all of you who got to see it.

Yeah, the rest of us had to track it via live blogging, thanks to our friends at NBC. Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  Michael Mitchell on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:11 pm

I LOVED IT. Amazing. The atmosphere was ELECTRIC. Goodness gracious. I got to hang out with Joel, watch it on the Jumbtron...Great...
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  mountandog on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:38 pm

DVR'd it. Blasting thru the commercials and I watched it in an hour. Managed to stay in the "bubble" and not know the results in advance.
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  Dave-O on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:26 pm

@ounce wrote:
At the start line right now, it's 43 degrees, a dewpoint of 28 degrees and a wind out of the southeast at 1 mph.

What do I have to do to get these conditions?
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:52 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@ounce wrote:
At the start line right now, it's 43 degrees, a dewpoint of 28 degrees and a wind out of the southeast at 1 mph.

What do I have to do to get these conditions?

Dunno, Dave-), but Ritz did throw his water bottle at me - jealous? Wink
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  Dave-O on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:06 pm

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:

Dunno, Dave-), but Ritz did throw his water bottle at me - jealous? Wink

Hell yeah! Did you keep it?
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  Schuey on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:10 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:

Dunno, Dave-), but Ritz did throw his water bottle at me - jealous? Wink

Hell yeah! Did you keep it?



How did I know you would ask that Dave?
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:31 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:

Dunno, Dave-), but Ritz did throw his water bottle at me - jealous? Wink

Hell yeah! Did you keep it?

Actually yes, and Desi's as well. I need to rinse them out and use them to see if I can get that fast Wink The guy I worked with kept Kara's for his daughter.
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Re: Today is the US Olympic Trials

Post  ounce on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:23 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@ounce wrote:
At the start line right now, it's 43 degrees, a dewpoint of 28 degrees and a wind out of the southeast at 1 mph.

What do I have to do to get these conditions?

You have to come to Houston.
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