Tinman Runners Update
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:09 pm

A couple of updates. Jenia Vinogradskiy ran 1:15 in a half-marathon.

Phil Young ran a strong marathon for a guy in his 50s. Below is his report.

"Yesterday in 30 degree temps and wind gusts as high as 15+ I ran 2:53:19. I was 25th overall and 1st in 50-54 age group.

I felt prepared and ran conservatively due to the cold. The last two miles were very tough and I was ready to close strongly after a 6:19 at mile 24.

Here are mile splits

6:42 6:35 6:26 6:36 6:32 6:31 6:23 6:36 6:29 6:19 6:32 6:30 6:23 6:29 6:33 6:44 6:42 6:36 6:35 6:29 6:38 6:29 6:30 6:19
mile 25 - 6:47 - very strong gusts
mile 26 6:39 - very strong gusts
.47 =35"
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:41 pm

Andrew Duncan placed 1st in the 45-49 age division and 4th overall in the 40+ in the USATF Masters 8km Championships last weekend. He was very happy! He ran 25:51.
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:07 pm

Congratulations to Dave Bussard, who placed first among 684 men in the age 50-54 category at the prestigious Shamrock Shuffle 8km road race in Chicago. He said the temp was 33 degrees (F) and 20 mph winds. Not conducive to fast racing, so he competed and passed others who weren't as well prepared or well controlled.

Here is the link: http://www.shamrockshuffle.com/race-res ... W&v=ptrack
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:16 pm

Congratulations to Zach M., a high school junior who is making great progress. He's dropped his 1600m and 3200m times a lot this season, setting best of 9:22 and 4:23. I expect more from his, as he is really rolling along. I write the workouts, his father coach's him directly. It's a great combination / team.
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:15 pm

Congratulations to Dave Peters who ran 2:46 and change at the Boston Marathon. Despite wind and cold rain, he performed very well. Great job of preparing through the harsh winter weather in Ohio this winter, Dave! He was 5th among age 50+ year old runners. :)

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:39 pm

Congratulations to Dr. Valbueana of Kansas City who ran a 9 minute PR (personal record) in the marathon last weekend!
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Sun May 03, 2015 11:59 pm

Congratulations to Matt Ruhl, age 35, who ran 51:05 for 10 miles PR (personal record) this weekend at the Broadstreet Run in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:51 am

Several runners whom I coach, or for whom I write workouts and their team coaches administer the workouts, have performed very well this spring. Many high school runners have set personal bests by large margins, and it's very exciting news! Five girls have run 11:28 or under, one in the upper 10s. Several girls have run under 5:24 for the 1600m, and two under 5:00. Several boys have run under 10:00 for the 3200m, with 6 of them under 9:45 (4 of them under 9:30, and 2 under 9:20, one under 9:00). Several boys have improved significantly in the 1600m: 7 of them under 4:35, 5 under 4:30, and 2 under 4:20 (one under 4:10). Several have run at or under 2:00 for the 800m, and 1 under 1:53. Note, again, I am not their direct coach. I write the workouts, advice the coaches about how to manage the workouts, what warm-ups or cool downs are ideal, what race strategies to use, how to deal with multiple races at one track meet, how t deal with all the little details that arise in the (art) of coaching athletes.

I value the relationship that the coach and I build. It's a collaboration. I educated, answer questions, and seek to help the coach rise to a higher level of proficiency, gain even more confidence, and love what they are doing (professionally) even more. I notice that the enthusiasm of the coaches with whom I work rises significantly. Maybe it's because they have someone in their corner guiding them? Maybe it's someone with whom they can vent, share their frustration, and find some answers too? Maybe it's just the thrill of seeing their athletes get a lot better, race faster, run with the fast runners and succeed? Maybe it's just a mixture of all of those factors, and perhaps more? (All I know is there is personal growth happening, and it gives me a very good feeling in my "heart" to know that fine people, who just happen to be coaches, are enjoying coaching more than ever.)

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:43 am

Kudos to several runners who have raced very well recently. I wish I'd have more time to keep everyone up to date on the progress of runners, but I want to balance what time and energy that I have among priorities, including my work (I'm a teacher), clients, and my family. If I were just a coach - if I didn't have a teaching job - I would be updating our community about the progress of runners more often. (I keep hoping that runners who race well and set personal best times post on here, but I think they tend to be modest their success. I suggest that our community members thrive when they hear stories of real success from people they share time with on this website; thus, sharing results (one's own results) is helpful to other people.

Jim Mason of Canada ran a really strong 5k race performance at the end of summer. He shocked himself with a performance of about 30 seconds faster than he'd run in the last two years and on-par with what he'd raced at the peak of his masters years from way back.

Gabriel Enning of Sweden ran a big Personal Best time in the marathon. Can't remember the time, but it was under 3 hours (I think 2:57 and change). He's in his 50s, and now running his best times. Great job!

Jenia Vinogradskiy ran a 3 minute Personal Best time in the half-marathon (1:11:54), and he's excited about racing in the Detroit Free Press Marathon next weekend. He's raced very well there in past years, but he's fitter than ever before. Hope the weather is good!

Dave Peters is on a roll and ready to also race in Detroit next weekend.

I am sure many others have run good races lately. Let's hope they share their results, comments with us.

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:45 pm

An update about Drew Hunter. He just ran 14:20 on a 5,000m cross-country course. As I mentioned to Joan, Drew's mom, I told a Division I distance coach earlier this week that Drew can run 14:00 (or under ) for 5,000m on the track right now. My expectation is that he'll be in 13:45 form by early December. It will be fun to watch his progress. :)

By the way, Joan's team did quite well. She can share her thoughts on the matter, though I expect that she should reserved pertinent information about all the training adjustments we discussed on Monday; she, though a remarkably caring person and coach, doesn't need to let all her rival teams know the secrets that give her team and competitive advantage, in my opinion.

It's a good day to be a coach and/or runner!

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by ZachCC » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:42 am

Crazy Fast Time by Andrew!! I watched the video, it looked very easy for him, won by well over a minute!

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by runthe8 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:45 pm

OK, Tom...I won't share your skills with the world! As Tom said, our boys team did pretty well- we won the meet on the 6th man tie breaker. Despite Drew's finish, I was pretty disappointed that it appeared we had been CRUSHED by one of our local rivals, who had 4 boys under 16 minutes in the race. We only had 2 boys under 16. My number 2 boy has been dealing with back problems and ended up as our 5th runner, which didn't help us. But we had 6 guys in front of their 5th runner, and our 6th guy was 48th, and theirs was 91st, so we won. Depth helps.

Drew's younger (but taller) brother, Jacob, a freshman, is our 4th runner and ran 16:17 yesterday. Not too bad for a kid who has been running just over 4 months.

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by Tinman » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:33 pm

I'm sure I'll miss some of the performances, but here's a list of recent ones:

Dr. Andy Wan ran a 2 minute PR (personal record) in the half-marathon.
Jenia Vinogradskiy ran a 2 minute PR in the marathon at the Toronto Marathon (2:34)

Ivano Fusco ran a 6 minute PR at the Frankfurt Marathon (just over 3:06)

Zach Marchinko won his conference in 15:26 (5km) in North Carolina

Dave Peters ran strongly at the Detroit Marathon - 2:46, though it wasn't a PR (But, he's a year older, so 2:46 high in mid 2:45 if last year; he's age 52).

Murthy Ganesh ran a half-marathon PR (I think it was over 2 minutes).

Phil Young ran a solid half-marathon - 1:22 - and he's also in his 50s, just like Ivano, Dave, and Murthy, listed above.
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by QuinnQuincy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:40 am

Congratulations to Brett Smith for New Zealand Cross Country Championships.

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

by FlorenceMcgee » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:12 am

Scotland international Andrew Duncan (Inverclyde AC) is among the leading contenders for the men's prize. The Edinburgh-based Caithness man won the race in 2011 and hopes to challenge for a Commonwealth Games qualifying time of 2hr 19min in next month's London Marathon: "I don't know whether 2hr 19min is a realistic target for me at the moment, but I should have a better idea after the half marathon. As usual, there’s likely to be a good field at Inverness and hopefully we can all work together and make it a fast race."

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