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New POR Swag in stock!

POR got some new gear from Jupmode this week.  New tanks, new women’s Ts, new men’s and women’s race wear, and all your favorite classics,  We even have a POR pennant on there now.  Check out the store at www.pantsoffracing.com.  We have a bunch of new items and filled up some sizes that we have been missing.  We know you’ll like em!

 

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St. Rose Teens High On Life 5K Race Report

Pants Off Racing showed up in force at St. Rose in Perrysburg last Friday for the Teens High On Life 5K. Most of the Pants Off Racers are proud alums of St. Rose and haven’t been back in years. It’s fun to feel nostalgic. In attendance was Pants, NJ, DR, Katie, John, Sloth Bear, and first time PORers, Jay, Bart, and Doug. The Teens High On Life race is an annual event run by the seventh and eighth graders. The race was fun and we spent a lot of quality time with Katie and her second grade class. Here are a few videos of the run.

The Start.

Here comes Doug!

Fr. Borger loves high fives.

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Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon Race Report

Pants Off Racing reported to Cincinnati this morning for the Flying Pig Half Marathon. John and Sloth crashed Gym’s pad to join him on his quest to become an official Pronkstar. Gym had been training months and came through big time.

The weather report was ominous leading up to the race. When it came time to do tha damn thang, there was a 100% chance it was raining. By the time the start gun sounded, we were wringing out our jock straps to shed a few pounds off our running weight.

The Flying Pig is a very challenging course. A huge portion is an uphill battle, literally. There is a 3 mile stretch of uphill prairie dogging. If you are looking for a race to run a fast time, the Pig is not the race for you. However, if you’re looking for an exciting run, with a lot of spectators, great atmosphere, and a large field, the Pig is a tremendous race.

Gym took it to the course like a veteran Pronkstar. He finished in 2 speedy hours – exactly as he planned. A great time for the conditions and the course. Sloth Bear charged hard for the second consecutive weekend and matched his time of the Glass City Half Marathon – an astonishing feat considering the higher difficulty of the Cincinnati race.

The Flying Pig will be remember as one of the funnest runs Pants Off Racers have ever conquered. The three Pronkstars were the life of the party. They created high five lanes inciting the spectators to tweet louder than they ever thought possible. Random runners near the PORers were greatful for their enthusiasm.

John took his phone with him and took many live Qik videos to chronicle the event. Because of the rain, many of the videos were taken while his phone was inside a zip-loc bag, but still capture the excitement of the day. Below are the videos. Catch the fever and join us next time as Pants Off Racing gets busy pronking.

Gym crosses the finish line victorious in his first pronk-a-thon.

High five lane with Sloth and John.

Running hard with Gym.

The downpour at the start line.

Crossing the bridge from Ohio to Kentucky.

Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon Champions, Gym and Sloth.

Rainy pre-race conditions in the Nati.

Rain never stops a Pronkstar from pronking a thon.

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The Glass City Marathon With DR and Rohn

the glass city marathon in toledo, ohio (what, you didn’t know toledo was the glass city?) was my second marathon. my inexperience paid off.

the glass city marathon was much improved compared to last year. in 2009, i ran the half. the route for the half began at the 13.1 mile marker for the full and began at the same time. it went along the river from perrysburg to toledo. this year the start for the full and the half was at the same time and location, adjacent to the university of toledo football field. the half course was very nice. it ran through the ottawa hills neighborhood and through wildwood park. the route for the full stayed the course and kept going on to some mundane country miles out to sylvania. not much fun, but still an improvement. the finish for both courses was on the football field. since most runners are wannabe athletes that never played a real sport or are trying to duplicate athletic success from their youth, this was quite a thrill for most.

please let it end soon

so, how’d it go? well, i finished. yesterday’s glass city marathon was probably my worst run ever. this was the first race i ever felt prepared for. i actually trained, man! the training did pay off – i ran my fastest half marathon time ever (around 1:38). however, the training didn’t translate into preparedness for a full marathon. somewhere along the course my nutrition imploded and i ceased moving quickly. fortunately DR was there to prod me along and willed me across the line (that’s what pants off racers do. TWEET! TWEET!).

DR makes it look fun. it's not.

despite the struggle, i accomplished what i set out to do: finish a marathon in under 4 hours. my time was 3:57. i was dangerously close to falling short. at the end, my final motivation was that if i finished in under four hours, i would never have to run a marathon again. for about half the day after i finished, that was my mantra: i’m done with marathons, it feels so good. but here’s the thing: i know i can run better than i did. i should be finishing marathons much faster. i want to run a faster time. so, even though i spent yesterday swearing off marathons, i know i’m going to run another. no matter how miserable they are and how terrible yesterday’s was and how close i was to quitting, another marathon is in my future. i’ve never met a greater challenge. running a marathon is horrible. it’s easily the most difficult thing i’ve ever done. as long as i can run a marathon, i know there is no challenge too great.

agony

PORers katie amato, sloth, emily florian, and beth and meg poz all ran the half marathon. they all ran PRs. katie bested her PR by over 10 minutes and emily by 2!

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Boston Pronkathon Photos

here are a few photos from annie of pronkstars pat and teapot pronking the boston marathon. they’re fast.

what’s the word for pronkstar groupies. we need one.

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This Just In – Boston Pronkathon!

 

Must be the jerseys!

His Pronkness finished his first Boston Pronkathon today in 3:16.  T-Pot also ran like a mad man and finished in 2:52, and the POR mascot Pelner ran all 26.2 miles in 3:14 – the fastest time ever recorded for a dog.

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