Friday, August 1, 2008

8 on the 8th Olympics Style

It's going to be 08/08/08
and the start of the Olympics!!
Let's celebrate running blogger style.
Join us for this virtual race.

Yep, lame, but got the idea from this guy and I'm on extremely limited time:


Virtual Race Directions -

1. Run 8 miles sometime around the 8th. I'm easy, any time between now and the 10th is fine. I'm also easy in the event that you need to do two-4 milers. Just join us!!
2. Post a race report on your blog.
3. Extra points for olympic-type flair (but absolutely no pressure to do so!) - I brought back some official Olympic stuff from Beijing for prizes!!
4. Notify me when your race report is up
5. Check back here for the full report

78 comments:

Kevin said...

Sounds like a great idea. I am glad it doesnt have to be done exactly on the 8th because I have a 10-12 miler on the 9th, so I am in for at least 8

K80K said...

This fits right into my half-marathon training. Count me in!

C said...

Totally doing this.

So, extra points if we have to hurdle dogs and children? How about if I throw my water bottle at random annoying people? It's almost like a biathlon then. :)

Marcy said...

I AM THERE!!! BTW can that man be my pacer? ROFLMAO!

E said...

Count me in! :)

Jess said...

It's on my calendar! Can't wait.

chia said...

Holla, sign me up baby!

The 8th is a rest day though :-( boooo! Fridays are for drinking beer and eating bad food!

RunToTheFinish said...

oh man I don't know if the knee can handle that yet... darn it I'm ready to run just looking at the logo!

Andrew is getting fit said...

I'm in. :)

How long till the Olympic Agency's lawyers compel you to remove their logo?

Anonymous said...

All right, I'm in (even though I have to keep going another 7 after I finish the 8 LOL)

Lily on the Road said...

Count me in, jeezzz, 8 miles? hmmm, now I have to convert to km! LOL....

You are SO MUCH FUN!

thanks for another virtual race!!!

Aka Alice said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea. I'll be running 8 miles on the 9th. Can't wait to read everyone's race reports.

Marci said...

I'm in. Are we supposed to full-out race?

teacherwoman said...

I am sooo not prepared for 8 miles... damnit. I might just have to do 4 and 4 on the same day.. we'll see. I might push myself and just do 8 altogether!

What a great way to kick off the Olympics!

Michelle said...

I'm in on 8-8-08!

Christie said...

I'm in. I may need to break it up but I'm definitely IN.

Run For Life said...

Great idea! Count me in :)

Michelle said...

I'm (tentatively) in. But I probably won't be able to do it until the 9th.

Prizes, huh??? Sounds cool!!

Felice Devine said...

Hi -- heard about this from Lily on the Road. What a great idea!

Glad I can do it between now and the 10th. I've got a race on the 10th so I'll plan my 8 for earlier in the week. Can't wait to read all the race reports.

Unknown said...

I'm scheduled for 9 with 7 miles @ marathon race pace, so I think I'll just make it 10 w/8 @ MRP!

Viv said...

OK so here is the deal folks the Vivalicious is on the DL but wait she pool runs so can she do it???

LMAO I am talking about Vivalicious in the 3rd person it is fun.

Michelle said...

OK, so I think I'll be doing a 5.6-mile trail race on that Saturday, so I will try to tack on the additional 2.4 miles following that race. :-)

Unknown said...

My report is up. Tried to be creative enough to make it work even though it was a week early. :)

http://lisa-tri-ing.blogspot.com/2008/08/carrying-torch-aka-8-on-8th.html

Wes said...

Coach didn't get the memo on the off week. I got an hour forty five on the 10th to get'er done :-)

Frayed Laces said...

Woo! It'll take some schedule rearranging, but I am so in! Bonus points for pace of 8:08:08?

jahowie said...

I'm in!! Your virtual races are always fun.

Kristina said...

Perfect! I'm doing 13 on Friday so this will help me get through it!

My Life said...

Sooo wish I could take part, but don't think it will happen this time. Thank you Nancy for all your comments - I appreciate them. Please think strong energy thoughts for me over the next couple of weeks!

&& just catching up on your blog a little. I cannot believe you went to China. I mean I can beleive it, but WOW!! What an opportunity!! That is so awesome you went - some of those pics brought back memories for me ;) Yay adventurous you!!

Wes said...

I forgot to ask? Do we have to run in polluted air? :-)

Nitmos said...

Just catching up...

Your China trip looked awesome! Let's see...Scotland, China...heading to the moon next?

I'll try to do 8 on the 7th this week.

The Laminator said...

Hey Nancy! I'm so sore after my marathon yesterday, but I'm counting myself for 8 on the 9th. We'll see what happens.

Tom@RunnersLounge said...

Thanks, Nancy, for setting this one up. Gives us all a chance to feel Olympian.

I'm in.

The Young Family said...

Does it count if I do it, then lie about my times, i so want a cool prize from Beijing!

Em

I'm in!!

Dubs said...

Found you from Marcy's site.

I'm in!

Maybe I won't take my asthma inhaler to simulate the air polution. LOL!!!

thebets said...

I'm in! I gotta do 9 this weekend so it fits perfectly with my training schedule : ). I'll just have to remember to check my watch for my time!

kate nesi said...

I'm in, I made a little banner on my site :)

sRod said...

Per usual, I'll be signing up for the special challenge division: eighteen miles. We're pretty low on Olympics gard here in NYC, but I'll see what I can get between now and then.

RunnerMom said...

I'll be doing 8 on the 9th, or maybe 9 on the 9th!

Doris said...

Hey Nancy - thanks for the inspiration!

8 on the 6th completed last night :O)

Report has been blogged (thus far without any significant graphics - will see if I can add these in a quiet moment at work!!)

Amy said...

Hi Nancy, I got my run in this morning (I was probably one of the first ones, due to the time difference); my race report is here: http://fitandfabulousatforty.blogspot.com/2008/08/8-on-8-8-8-race-report.html

Thanks again for being an inspiration!
Hugs, Amy

Steve Stenzel said...

Sweet! I just did a great 8 miler on Wednesday, but I may have to do one again soon!!

David H. said...

My race report is up! I'm glad that I FINALLY got to participate in one of these virtual races. Thanks for putting this together.

Nitmos said...

My race report is up. Count me for a 53:49. Thanks for organizing!

Unknown said...

My report is up. 59:13. It was a great race!

Kristina said...

All done! 1:06:48--report is up on my blog. Thanks for another great one!

Michelle said...

My race report is up!!

I'm not saying you guys should go there but if you want to it's at http://runningdowndreams.wordpress.com/

WORD!!!

Michelle said...

Sorry, forgot to include time:
88.55 or 1 hour 28 min!! I'm not proud!

Unknown said...

My race report is up! I'm a first time virtual race participant! Yippee!

http://starfishncoffee.blogspot.com/2008/08/8-on-8th-race-report.html

RoadBunner said...

Ran the 8 on the 8th as part of my long run today! Sorry, I didn't tweak out splits for an 8 mile segment.

Running Ragged said...

I did it over two different days. It was fun, thanks!

http://runninragged.us

Marlene said...

Another newbie here and another Canadian. :)

http://marleneontherun.blogspot.com/2008/08/8-on-8th-080808-virtual-race-report.html

Thanks Nancy!!

Anonymous said...

Nancy,

I got er done!

My race report is on my blog at http://www.GAJohnson.org.

The direct link is http://www.gajohnson.org/gregjohnson/2008/08/ran-8-miles-on-080808-olympics-style.html

Thanks for putting on another virtual race!

gaj

Yasmin said...

Does a 5 mile trail race on 8/7 and 3 miles at the end of a tri on 8/9 count?

Kristin said...

8 on the 8th done this morning! With a twist. Check out my race report here.

C said...

I've posted my report!

FLYERS26 said...

Found this from ShoreTurtle's site.
I have to run 4 on the 9th & 6 on the 10th, so I'll have 10 done on the 10th, and it'll be over by 8:00am, in 2008.

RunToTheFinish said...

Oh my gosh I am so excited!! I didn't think my knee would be up for an 8 miler but it was!! I did 8.5 today... damn I need to go make a t-shirt right now this feels monumental!

Just in case I don't get a post up soon...
my time was: 1:16:15

AnnaBanana said...

I did a hot & sweaty 8 miles in 1:56:16, which is a darn good time for me.

I've been out of the blogging mood since vacation, but will try and post a report...

USJogger said...

I did 9 miles on 8/9/08 in 1:26:36.

http://jogamericablog.blogspot.com/2008/08/day-669-obrien-or.html

Topher said...

Done. 1:25:03
My race report is posted at

http://illrunfordonuts.blogspot.com/2008/08/8-on-8th.html

Thanks again for a great motivation!

Anonymous said...

I can't run for 3 more weeks due to a stress fracture of my femur, but I CAN ride my bike so I rode 8 miles.

Gina

ShoreTurtle said...

Thanks Nancy.

My race report is at:
http://www.shoreturtle.com/blog/?p=1319

8 miles in 1:02:39

Vava said...

I know this doesn't make the grade, but as a rookie runner I decided to take up your challenge but make it a metric 8. So I ran 8km yesterday, representing the longest running distance I have managed since starting in January! It took me 42:57. Great Blog!

Megan Hall said...

Done, slowly - but I managed to run a virtual race at last! 1:45:56.

Ax said...

Hey Nancy, I've done my run and am working on a post of Olympic proportions. I'll get it up as soon as I can. Maybe later today. Hope that's ok. I hope what I am planning will be worth it.

Oh, my time was 1:02:32.

Ax said...

Oops, that was supposed to be 1:03:32.

Christie said...

Hey, Nancy! I'm done. My race report is here:

http://www.christieruns.com/2008/08/activity-route-elev_09.html

Linden said...

My first virtual race! I finished in 1:37:30 and my race report is here, at http://xgravity23.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-first-virtual-race-8-miles-on-8th.html

RunnerMom said...

I ran 9 on the 9th today and had my first positive long-run experience of the summer! Report is up.

MissAllycat said...

Oops, I thought it was 18 on the 8th!! :)

Race report is here: http://www.missallycat.com/2008/08/race-report-18-on-8th.html

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I caught this though reading up on Andrew is Getting Fit. I ran 8+ on the 8th and I'll be running 8+ on the 10th. Boy, which one do I count!

No matter, I'm in the Olympic spirit and I'm in. So cool!

Nice blog, BTW

audgepodge said...

71 comments??? Man, you're popular! ;) My race report is now up: http://runaudreyrun.blogspot.com/2008/08/race-report-8-on-8th.html

1:39:20 - bleh...

FLYERS26 said...

My reports are up.
http://flyers26.blogspot.com/

I did 10 by the 10th.
4 on Saturday, and 6 on Sunday.

USA USA USA !!

Run For Life said...

My report is up now: http://runforlife3.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/08-08-08/

Those costumes are great!!

The Laminator said...

Hey Nancy,

Just to let you know. I finally got in my 8-miler at a time of 54 minutes 26 seconds.

Will post a short race report on my blog later tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks for organizing yet another awesome virtual race!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic, fun idea!

Here's mine: 08-08-08 Virtual Olympics Race: 8.34 Miles in 2 Parts

Unfortunately, it's not sporting any Beijing bling.

Laura said...

I got a DNF :( My non-report is here though if you want to include it in a losers section. I can be kind of like the automatic last finisher so no one else has to feel bad!

Lily on the Road said...

Jeezzzz, Nancy, I thought I'd posted that I posted the post! LOL.

anyway, my "post" is posted!!!

Thank you sooo much for all of this fun....http://lilyontheroad.blogspot.com