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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Jul 18, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Post your weekend long run plans in the comments, comrades! Remember to include deets on where/when you'll meet, distance you're planning to run for, expected pace/workouts en route. Happy running!
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Jul 11, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Post your weekend long run plans in the comments! Remember to include deets about planned distance, pace (including any workouts en route) and where/when to meet. Happy running!
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Jul 06, 2024
In Racing
The 2024 NHRR summer track meet is almost upon us! Please show up at 5pm at Wilbur Cross track for warm up and strides. The track meet will then proceed roughly as follows 5:15pm -- equalizer mile Athlete starts 1. Susanne 2. Nicole (+:30) 3. Ben & Pia (+:45) 4. Katie (+ 1:00) 5. Cara (+1:20) 6. Stef (+1:25) 7. Josie (+1:30) 8. Omar (+1:35) 9. Tiger (+2:00) 10. Tim (+2:05) 5:30pm -- 4 x 400 4 x 400 teams (feel free to arrange your order however you like!) Tim, Andie, Katherine, Susanne Tiger, Josie, Stef, Nicole Harry, Omar, Cara, Allie Lizzie, Kidan, Katie, Flor 5:45pm -- awards 6pm -- NHRR barbecue If anyone is reading this and wishing they were running, let me know and I'll try to include you in either event. No promises for the 4 x 400 at this stage but I'll do my best! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Jul 04, 2024
In Long Run Planning
It's that time of the week! Post your weekend long run plans in the comments. Remember to include deets about time and place, pace/workouts, and route (if you know in advance)!
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Jul 03, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, We are now 3 days out from our NHRR summer track meet, which will take place this Saturday, 07/06, 5pm, at Wilbur Cross track. Since my last post, plans have coalesced around holding an "equalizer mile" event, so that we can all run with/against one another, rather than in separate timed heats. In an equalizer mile, runners with the slowest seed times will start first, while runners with faster times are made to wait the relevant interval (between earlier seeds and their own) before they are allowed to go. For example, in a race between three runners seeded at 7 mins, 6 mins, and 4:30, the 7 minute miler would set off first, then a minute later the 6 minute miler would start, and finally, after another interval of 1:30, the 4:30 runner would begin. If seeded correctly, the runners should all have caught up to each other by the very final stretch, making for a dramatic finish! If this sounds like fun to you, please remember to add your name and seed time to this Google form! https://forms.gle/sb79tzi98zD6JoEEA I'll be managing the starts, so I'll need everyone's times to let you each know when to set off on the day. A call also for more people to sign up for the 4x400! We don't have enough yet for two teams, which we need at a minimum to make it a race! Everyone is welcome--teams will be mixed ability and co-ed, and there is Elena's ice cream in the cards for the winning team 🤑🤑 See ya there! Lizzie (Racing Team Captain, for the next three days anyway..)
REMINDER AND UPDATE: NHRR track meet (07/06, 5pm) content media
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Jun 27, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, Mark your calendars--next Saturday, July 6th, at 5pm, we will be holding an informal NHRR track meet at Wilbur Cross! For those of you who attended last year, the format will be fairly similar. We'll meet at the track to run a few heats of some middle-distance track events (mile and/or 800, paced by fellow club members), cheering each other on as we go. We'll then shift into friendly competition mode for a little 4x400 race 😈 before heading over to College Woods for a club barbecue. Please come along to run/cheer/pace/time/eat hot dogs! For those interested in running: To help us get a sense of how to organize heats, it would be really helpful if you could fill in this Google form, indicating which event you'd like to time-trial, and roughly what time you'll be shooting for. Hopefully (like last year) we'll be able to arrange people into clusters so you can work together to hit your goal times. I'm also looking for some designated pacers to lead each heat, so let me know if you're interested in that (and roughly what times you could reliably pace!) Please also indicate whether you'd like to be included in a 4 x 400 team! Teams will be mixed ability and co-ed, and everyone is welcome, regardless of pace. The 4 x 400 was very fun and quite dramatic last year, so do consider signing up, even if it's not something you'd normally run! There will be a set of $10 gift cards on the line for the winning team🍦 Can't wait to run with you soon! Lizzie (Racing Team Captain)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Jun 11, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, Our 5th CT circuit race is nearly upon us--Branford Road Race, a 5 mile course in scenic Branford, this coming Sunday (June 16th). If you haven't yet done so, please consider signing up! Register here: https://branfordroadrace.net/ A particular plea for more women to join our ranks--at the moment we don't have a full team, and it would be a massive shame not to be able to score at this event. This happened to our women recently at the Spring St Mile, where we would have placed second if we had just one extra scorer. So please do come along if you're around--you are needed! I can also now reveal our Fairfield HM team results from earlier this month: both our men's and women's open teams placed second! As a reminder, team results are scored by adding together the times from the first five runners over the finish line (master's teams are scored via the top three, though we didn't have a full master's team at Fairfield). Our men collectively ran 6:42:11, behind Manchester RC who ran 6:13:20, and ahead of Mohegan Striders, who ran 7:04:13. Our women meanwhile ran 7:31:05, not too far behind Manchester (7:20:05), and well ahead of Soundrunner (8:31:44). This was a solid result for a race in hot conditions, where many of the team were running a tempo effort. BUT we've let our nemesis Manchester get one up on us one too many times, and we are now OVERdue a comeback! Will Branford be our chance at redemption? The more of you lot that show up, the more likely we are to CRUSH 😎😈 That's all for now! Lizzie (Racing Team Captain)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
May 30, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Welcome to the weekly long running planning thread! If you have long run plans for this week, drop a comment! Please include the following details: • meeting place • meeting time • anticipated pace / workouts • anticipated route (Alternatively, come run your long run at the Fairfield Half Marathon on Sunday!: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=69160&eventId=769070)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
May 28, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, I'm writing (a little belatedly...) with the team results for the Spring Street Mile on May 18th! On a VERY wet and humid day (it was pouring throughout both races) our runners put together some strong performances, including (I believe) our first ever WIN for our esteemed masters' women's team! As a reminder, team results are scored by adding together the times for the first five runners over the line in the open races, and the top three runners in the master's category. Our master's women collectively ran 17:43, nipping just ahead of Manchester, who ran 17:55. Our men's open team also excelled, placing second overall with some very clutch last-minute individual performances when it seemed like we weren't going to have enough runners to even score! Our five men collectively ran 22:46, a ~minute behind Manchester (22:43) and ~20seconds ahead of Mohegan Striders (23:08). Very unfortunately, our women's open team did not have enough racers to score at Spring Street, though our open women did individually perform very well, including some exciting new downhill mile PRs! Next up on the circuit is the Fairfield Half Marathon, which will be held this upcoming this weekend! The race will be on Sunday, June 2nd, starting at 8am, and follows a beautiful and (mostly) flat course through Fairfield, much of it on the beachfront. If you haven't yet registered, please do so ASAP! https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?eventId=477302&raceId=69160 Drop a comment if you'll be there! A NOTE ABOUT RACING TEAM MEMBERSHIP In order to score for us on the CT circuit, you need to be a member of USATF (not just a club member). If you're not sure whether you're registered, please reach out to me and Josie, who can check on your behalf. If you run for us regularly and would like to be on the racing team officially, feel free to reach out to me and I'll walk you through the process of becoming a USATF member. You can reach me at lizziemundellperkins@gmail.com. Lizzie (Racing Team Captain)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
May 23, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Welcome to the weekly long running planning thread! If you have long run plans for this week, please drop a comment! Include the following details: • meeting place • meeting time • anticipated pace / workouts • anticipated route
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
May 17, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Welcome to the weekly long running planning thread! If you have long run plans for this week, please drop a comment! Please include the following details: • meeting place • meeting time • anticipated pace / workouts • anticipated route
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
May 09, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Welcome to the weekly long running planning thread! In an effort to make our various long run plans more visible, and easier to find for other club members, the NHRR board have decided to have one central recurring forum post where people comment their plans, rather than waiting on separate posts for different runs (which don't always end up getting shared, or appear at predictable times). Feel free to continue using the Whatsapp group chat for back and forths about the wheres and whens, but once your plans have solidified, we encourage you to add them to this post--there'll be a new one every week, posted on Thursday morning. If you have long run plans for this week, please drop a comment! Please include the following details: • meeting place • meeting time • anticipated pace / workouts • anticipated route
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
May 04, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, We are now two weeks out from our next race in the Connecticut circuit--the Spring Street Mile, which will be held in Manchester on Saturday, May 18th. Sign up here: https://manchesterrunningcompany.com/pages/spring-street-mile This is probably my favourite race on the circuit--the course is point to point and entirely downhill so it's ludicrously fast and extremely fun! They also hold the men's and women's races separately, which means we get to cheer as well as race! Drop a comment below if you can make it, and let us know if you'll need a lift! It would be great to beat our nemesis Manchester on their home turf >:) If you're new around here and are interested in joining the racing team, please feel free to shoot me an email at lizziemundellperkins@gmail.com and I'll walk you through the process. We always love to have new recruits--the more the merrier! See you soon, Lizzie (Racing Team Captain)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Mar 23, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, We are now 2 weeks out from our second circuit race--the Middletown 10k! If you haven't yet signed up please consider this your nudge to do so. When? 04/07, 11:30am start. Where? Middletown, CT, a scenic route through the Wesleyan campus. More info and registration? https://www.hartfordmarathon.com/middletown-10k-5k-run-walk/races/10k/ It would be great to get a rough sense of who'll be there, so if you're planning on running please drop a comment! I know a lot of our usual racing crew are marathoning the following weekend so we're going to need all the feet on the ground we can get... If you're a newer member interested in joining the racing team but not sure where to start, please feel free to reach out to me at lizziemundellperkins@gmail.com and I can walk you through the process. Lizzie (Racing Team Captain)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Mar 22, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Recruiting for my long run workout on Sunday (03/24)! Going to be running 15-16 miles out and back on the canal trail, with a 4-5 x 2k @ HMP/1k float workout en route. Looking for sub-3:35 pace for the 2K intervals (sub 5:45ish in miles) and sub 4:05 on the floats (sub 6:35ish). Starting 7:45 am @ Yale Health. Would welcome company!
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Mar 16, 2024
In Long Run Planning
Tim and I are planning to run long from Nica's at 8:30am tomorrow! Tim is doing 20, I'll be doing 10-15 depending how I feel. Pace will be low 7s to high 6s, maybe with a fast finish. Please join if this sounds like your kind of run! Any and all welcome :)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Mar 09, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, Team results from the Shamrock 5K are in, and I'm delighted to report that NHRR started the year off strong with a double win for both our men and women's open teams! We also managed to put together a full team of masters women, which is rare for us! They also placed well coming in third, behind Manchester (boooo) and Milford (s'up). (For the uninitiated, NHRR have a long, somewhat-friendly-somewhat-bitter rivalry with Manchester RC 👿, but we are big fans of our homies at Milford 😎) As a reminder, the open team races are scored by collecting the times from the top five runners; masters teams are scored with the top three. At Shamrock, our men collectively ran 1:19:10, two minutes ahead of Manchester's 1:21:12; meanwhile our women ran 1:30:39, well over five minutes ahead of Manchester, who scored 1:36:05. Our masters women ran 1:05:15, placing third in what ended up being quite a close race against Manchester's 1:00:31 and Milford's 1:03:28. I'm thrilled with these results, and so proud of all our brilliant individual performances as well--some very shiny PRs, and some gutsy PR attempts (which we love to see just as much!). Just great running all round. Next up on the NHRR racing calendar is the Middletown 10k on April 7th-- sign up here: https://www.hartfordmarathon.com/middletown-10k-5k-run-walk/ This one unfortunately falls the week before the Boston marathon, Jersey City Marathon, and Newport, which various of our usual racing crew will be tapering for. I'm anticipating that it might be tough getting feet on the ground for this race, so an extra plea for those not racing the following week to show up and lend us your all-out efforts! To newer club members--if you'd like to become a member of the racing team, all you need to do is join USATF and affiliate with the club (input code 304 into the 'USATF registered club' box when prompted). There is a $55 fee to join, but you also get a free racing singlet (and eternal glory when we win the circuit) so things even out in the end. Sign up here: https://www.usatf.org/home/top-utility-nav-content/membership, any questions about racing feel free to shoot me an email! lizziemundellperkins@gmail.com. Catch you at the next one, Lizzie (Racing Team Captain)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Mar 07, 2024
In Long Run Planning
A group of us will be heading out from Nica's at 7:30am on Saturday for a long run of 16-20 miles! Plan is to run 8 miles up ridge road and back, with those aiming for 20 adding on around the back of East Rock park at the end. We'll likely be hitting ~6:45-6:30 pace for most of it, with a few miles warm up, and a few miles at 6-6:15 at the end. Any and all welcome! Comment below if you think you might join :)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Feb 26, 2024
In Racing
Comrades, We are one week out from our first circuit race of the year--the New Haven Shamrock 5k, which sets off at 9am next Sunday (03/03) outside Toads Place on York St. As per usual, I've left it until the last minute to sign up... consider this your nudge to if you haven't yet either! Register here: https://www.jbsports.com/991-plr-shamrock-roll Also a reminder that to score for us you need to have a current USATF membership, so make sure you've renewed yours for 2024 (put code 304 into the 'USATF registered club' when prompted, to ensure you're affiliated with NHRR): https://www.usatf.org/home/top-utility-nav-content/membership Comment below if you're racing, and let us know if you don't yet have a racing singlet! We'll make sure there's a supply in a range of sizes for you to grab on race day. Be in touch if you have any questions! Full speed ahead and let's continue to crush Manchester alright? Cheers, Lizzie (Racing Team Captain)
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Lizzie Mundell-Perkins
Feb 16, 2024
In Long Run Planning
@Tiger Lu and I will be heading out from Nica's at 7:30am tomorrow for a 16-20 mile long run up ridge road! We'll start at mid-high 7s, then from about mile 4/5 start progressing from 6:50-6:20 pace, with those who are doing 20 hitting the last few miles around 6:10. If this sounds appealing, please feel free to join! I think the plan right now is to do 8 out and back for 16, with those doing 20 peeling off to do a few more towards the end of that. Tiger can correct me if I got that wrong haha. See ya there!
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