The Running Realtor: Races for The Running Realtor in 2008

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Races for The Running Realtor in 2008

 

This year has started out great for Running and Real Estate.  New Year's Day I spent an hour or so in my office on the Guilford Green waiting for the start of the Frosty 5k. Last year I opted not to run this event in the cold pouring rain but the morning showers paused just in time for the run.  It turned out to be a personal record for me, my fastest 5k.

Real Estate is also looking very good after only two weeks of the new year.  Mortgage rates are near the historic lows and both buyers and sellers are accelerating their plans.  Before I become busy with the Spring market I always try to put together a tentative race schedule for the first half of the year. 

 

Feb 3, 2008  :  Winter Wonderland 5 Miler  :  9:30 am  Platt Tech 600 Orange Ave. Milford, CT  06460

Mar 2, 2008  :  WPLR Shamrock & Roll 5k   :  9:00 am  Toad's Place  300 York St. New Haven, CT 06511

Apr 6, 2008  :  North Haven High PSTA 5k   : 10:00 am  NHHS  221 Elm Street North Haven, CT  06473

May 4, 2008 :  MITOS Run for Hope 5k  :  10:00 am  Montowese School 145 Fitch St North Haven, CT  06473

May 18,2008 : Guilford Savings Bank 4M :  9:15 am  Jacob's Beach - Seaside Ave Guilford, CT 06473

Jun 22, 2008 : Fairfield Half Marathon :  8:30 am Jennings Beach - 992 s. Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

4th of July  :   Friends on the 4th 5k  :  8:00 am   Norcross Point - Bowdoin Street Winthrop, ME  04364


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Anyone ready to undertake the adventures of searching for property in New Haven County can contact Dan Cummings - The Running Realtor via email or call my 24 hour access line : 203-672-2455

 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsNo Longer Active • January 14 2008 07:44PM

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Dan, You go you running man/realtor.
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 10 years ago

So Dan...if you carry me PIGGY BACK does that make you the 1st and 2nd place winner if we come in first? 

I'm in awe of anyone that can run that far and that long!  You-da-MAN!!

Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 10 years ago
DAN- This is so cool!! I wish I liked running, but I just hate it. Well...and I have a problem with my foot, also. Good luck with these races!!
Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Mana... I keep going!  One of these days I may pick a race in your territory.

Susie... They would shower us with awards but I'm not that fast... just a whole lotta fun!

Elizabeth... Running has worked out good for me with both exercise and branding benefits.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Fantastic! I have been thinking of checking out the races in Minneapolis. To celebrate my couch to 5k feat... :-)
Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago

Lindsey... Time to stop thinking and Pick an Event.  Running gives you much needed alone time to think and relax.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Okay Dan! Point well taken. Thanks for the link to races.
Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago
Dan, The way you are running you may end up in California anyways!!!!
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan - Just thought I'd send another thank you. I found a race that's sponsored by the school at the church we attend... (hmmm, why didn't I know this before?)... I think I'm gonna aim for that! At least it's a goal. I did the 150 ms bikeride four years ago so I can jog 5 right?
Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago

Mana... One of these days I'll be out there running... A buddy of mine mentioned doing the Las Vegas Half in December but not sure if it will materialize.

Lindsey... Until a few years ago I had no clue as to all the races that are scheduled.  Now its fairly easy for me to find an event every month as a short term goal to keep me active.  You can jog a little, walk a little and jog some more.  With a few months of training you'll do fine.

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
ok - but seriously. Am I aiming too high to be ready in May? I've never run more than a mile before and right now can only do 3 minutes at a time! I've never been a runner, but I want this. It's a life-long goal... (I just never took myself up on it!) How long does the training take for your first 5k?
Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago
Well... You have plenty of time.... I went from nothing ( never ran ) to walking and then a 5k in about two months.  As far as only going 3 minutes I'd say that depends on speed...  If I went out today and my pace was to fast I'd tire within 3 minutes.   Do you keep track or your distance verses time?
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
hmmm. Nope. I know that I'm slow! I usually walk around 2.9-3.3 and jog at 4-4.2. Truly, and sadly, that's faster than two weeks ago! I have short legs and a long torso so I blame it on that (even though it's just an excuse!) Do you keep a journal every time you run or just an average in your head?
Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago
Lindsey... You have stumbled into a numbers NUT!  Yes, I have an Excel sheet with the date, distance, time and even calculate out the pace per mile and MPH that I ran.  All my running has been outside until this year, my wife gave me a gym membership for Christmas so I've been on the treadmill several times.  Not sure if those numbers reflect MPH but I'm heading to the gym now and will check it out.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan, that is a lot of races and you have only covered half of the year.    Are you planning to run in the Middletown 5K Race again this year???

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago
George... I try to find a race every month... Middletown will be my second half of the year, it wasn't listed as a firm date yet on the website but the last two years it has been a Thursday night in mid-July.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan - That's incredible! You are a numbers nut.... Hopefully I'll get to that point.
Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago

Lindsey... I also studied the treadmill a little more yesterday and see that the number do indeed relate to miles per hour.  Looking back at my early days of running I was in that 4.2 range for my 5k and I averaged 5.5 currently.   What I'd say is start out walking at your 3.2 speed for a five minutes, bump it up to 4.2 for 1-2 minutes then rest at the 3.2 speed until your heart rate recovers and pick up the speed again.  As you train you'll notice it becomes easy and you'll be ready to push it up to 4.5 or so. 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Thanks for the encouragement Dan! I'm gonna get right on that as soon as my boys wake up. (the treader wakes them if I'm on it while they are napping.) :-) Happy running!
Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 10 years ago
Dan - I'm happy to hear 08 is starting off well for you. I'm noticing things picking up here, too.
Posted by Tom Plant (WINEormous.com) over 10 years ago

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