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About winnebago70x

Between the two of us, we are proud parents, Texans, Texas Exes, long distance runners, cyclists, adventurers, a guitar player, a computer programmer, a great cook, a lawyer, an engineer, a physicist, etc. etc.

Austin Half Marathon, Tex-Mex and BBQ Training Update

With the Austin Half Marathon only 2 weeks away, we’ve really kicked up our Tex-Mex and BBQ loading.  As far as the week just ended, here is: What Hal Higdon recommended  ((What I anticipated we’d do)), and [[What we actually did]]

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2016 Austin Half Marathon, Redux

We’ve enjoyed the opportunities we’ve had to drive the RV to running, hiking and biking events, so here is one that is shaping up as a possibility.  We are signed up for a return to Central Texas for the Austin Half Marathon on February 14, 2016. … Continue reading

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It’s OK to ask “Are you OK?”

A good place to start the story of how we ran a Half Marathon at a blistering, Boston qualifying 7:40 pace is at the beginning.  Light rail to SJC. SJC to POGG on a Hawaiian 767-300.  Headed to Maui for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Northern Polynesia

This week our tapering for the Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon continues.  Tomorrow we enjoy Hawaiian’s Boeing 767-300 (ETOPS) service southwest to Northern Polynesia for the run (T -7 days). No in-flight Wi-Fi for the 5.5 hour flight means reading a thick guide to the Linux operating … Continue reading

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  If anyone from McClain’s RV is reading this, it’s been a few days since I left VMs with your Corinth Store Service Department, looking for a time I can bring in the unit for winterizing.  You still have not … Continue reading

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Texas Tornado

As I alluded on my last post, we ran our long runs on Christmas Day as the weather was looking iffy for the weekend.  This is what “iffy” looks like: an EF4 tornado just 15 miles or so to the east … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

We hope you had a Merry Christmas and received everything that was on your list.  Mother Nature gave us 73 degrees, partly cloudy and calm winds, so I gave myself a 10 mile run (5 times around the Cypress Crossing … Continue reading

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Dallas Marathon Relay Report

We won the Dallas Marathon relay. Sort of.  It was an un-official competition against 2 other teams, and we beat one by 41 seconds and the other by several minutes.  Weather was not as bad as was originally forecast.  At the … Continue reading

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Texas, West Coast, Texas, East Coast, Texas

It’s a geographical club sandwich. About 10 days ago, we headed to the Western Outpost to work a few days and collect the Conestoga to drive it back to Texas for the winter.  I’ve flown the TX-CA route so many times … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Waking up at 6:ish a.m. on Thanksgiving Day to run 6+ miles. Lunacy. But S and I and 6,400 lunatics did that today in the first Frisco.  The out and back route was better than last year’s dual loop, but … Continue reading

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