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"Hey, Gregg - come back here with my 3rd place". I don't think he heard me - 4/17/2010
Christopher Giordanelli
Simpsonville Weather Forecast, SC (29680)

Status Updates...

Thursday, April 18, 2013: Looking forward to the start of my multisport season in a couple of weeks but right now I'm just thrilled that my allergies have hardly even reared their ugly heads while everything gets covered with a yellow film of pollen. Having great running success in the Spring - especially for a marathon - is one of my secrets to a great Ironman later in the year!
Sunday, January 27, 2013: The year is off to a great start. 6th overall at the Atlanta Hot Chocolate 15k…a successful adventure as a first-time marathon pacer (paced the 3:45 group to a 3:45:10!)…and first overall at a very low-key local trail 8k to support a local park. The running legs are doing well. Let's see if they can continue through the tri season.
Monday, March 26, 2012: A very relaxed year so far…a little slower some days…but other days, I still got it. And I'm gonna enjoy it as long as I can. My first duathlon in a few years is on the books and it even shocked me. Time to finish my focus on the Boston Marathon and then on to a couple more duathlons.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012: The tentative race calendar is posted. The first race of 2012 is on the books. It's gonna be a great year; I know this because at age 47 I have a lot more wisdom and that wisdom tells me that we each control our own happiness. Bring on the glory and pain!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011: Tri season is done. Time for a couple of half-marathon running races and then a small break and some 'social exercising'. What a turnaround year it was. I'd like to flush the first half down the toilet - but I'll hold on to the second half. For those of you with big events still on the map - good luck!
Sunday, September 25, 2011: Fall is upon us and that's my favorite time of year. I reach the end of my season and I can give not only my body a break, but my mind a break as well. I had a stellar race in Syracuse and that's good because it always takes a little pressure off of your last race - which is in 2 weeks: Rev3 South Carolina Half-Iron. After that? Pumpkin lattes and cooler weather (hopefully).
Wednesday, July 20, 2011: My new Xolair dosage for my allergies seems to be doing the trick. In the past 6 weeks I've gone from having a pretty big drop in my performance all year to a good run at the Simpsonville 8k, a 5:02 mile at the All-Comers Track Meet, a 16:53 at the Red, White and Blue Shoes 5k and last weekend - a stellar day at the Rev3 half-iron in Portland, Oregon. Let's see if we can't keep this streak going and this asthma thingy under control!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011: I've fallen behind a bit on the race reporting…I'm not gonna lie, it's a lot tougher to write race reports when you are struggling to figure out why your having seemingly arbitrary drops in your ability. But I'm working on it. After completing the Boston Marathon, I got together with a few very fast friends and had a blast doing a 'mud run'. We took 4th out of about 1,000 teams. I think if we had taken it a bit more seriously we could've cracked the top 3.
Thursday, February 10, 2011: My lungs are still holding me back...but not enough to kill my enthusiasm. I've got some time before the big races happen and I am hoping I clear up like I've done in the past. In the meantime, I'm enjoying some local events that have been favorites for years - like the Greenville News Downtown 5k and the Green Valley 10-miler

Tuesday, January 18, 2011: Two back-to-back weekends of half marathons and I'm ready to charge forward to some fun goals this year. Great performances by most standards but a bit slower than I am used to. December was a tough month for my allergy-induced asthma after finding out that a live tree was a no-no. I lived with it for 3 weeks and I fear I am still working off the effects. Plenty of time to work it out. Most importantly, my first two events were both new events and both turned into great weekends for Janis and I. Looking forward to plenty more.

Upcoming Events...more

Greer Earth Day Half MarathonGreer, SC4/20/2013Upcoming
Rev3 KnoxvilleKnoxville, TN5/5/2013Upcoming
Rev3 WillamsburgWilliamsburg, VA6/23/2013Upcoming
Ironman Mont TremblantMont-Tremblant, Canada8/18/2013Upcoming

Recent Results...more

Trail Hop 5kGreenville, SC3/30/20131st Overall
Moonlight 5kGreenville, SC3/22/20133rd Overall
Seneca Half MarathonSeneca, SC3/16/20132nd Overall
26.2 with DonnaJacksonville, FL2/17/201327th Overall, 3rd Master, 1st 45+
Icebreaker 8kGreenville, SC1/26/20131st Overall
Charelston MarathonCharleston, SC1/19/2013140th. Paced the 3:45 group!
Hot Chocolate RunAtlanta, GA1/13/20136th Overall
Philadelphia MarathonPhiladelphia, PA11/18/2012177th Overall, 1st 45+
Spinx Runfest Half MarathonGreenville, SC10/27/20127th Overall, 1st Master
Relay for HopeGreenville, SC10/13/20121st Overall
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