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Friday, August 16, 2013

Can Aliy keep up with her Dogs?



Aliy is in Anchorage this weekend. She is a participant in the Anchorage Running Club's Big Wild Life Runs half marathon. Friend, and Clarion Suites Director of Sales and Marketing, Linda Steiner, convinced Aliy that this summer she should try to "keep up with her dogs."

On Sunday morning, the half marathon starts two blocks away from the Iditarod Starting line in Downtown Anchorage. At Mile 4.5 Aliy will travel the exact same route as her dog team will during the Iditarod in seven months. Of course, she will get an entirely different perspective of the trail this time of year!


The Half Marathon Route and the Iditarod Route start two blocks apart but converge soon after.

Aliy's goal is to travel the trail during a different season and earn a little more respect from the SP Kennel canine crew at home. So, be ready to pass out the Ibuprofen on Sunday evening!

17 comments:

mom in pa said...

I am oping for a first place now as a preview of Nome in March... go Aliy!

Macgellan said...

I can hear the dogs laughing already!... Good luck, have fun... and try not to spill your coffee while you run!... Are we going to see an Aliy Cam?

Anonymous said...

Good luck - woof, woof, woof!!!

MBB said...

Make sure you have cushy booties or really good running shoes:)
May your fans be watching...
Go Aliy Go!
Great Iditarod training...

Aliy Zirkle said...

Ha! No Aliy Cam on this one. I'll be too busy "sucking wind" to video anything!

Marilyn Cozzens said...

What a hoot Aliy! You go girl. Make those SP Kennel athletes proud. Am pulling for you to cruise into the finnish line!

Linda Toth said...

13 miles, eh? Would love to be at the finish on this little jog.

Sure you will do great and run across the finish smiling.

Margaret said...

I presume ChaCha gave you some sage advice, like "pace yourself...keep moving forward."

"Have pasta tonight with low salt sauce" is another bit of advice from back here in CT! Also...

"Finishing" is a good goal!!!

Best of luck!!!
P.S. Please take care and be safe. And just walk if you have to! And don't get distracted like some of your 4-legged pals and ask for treats from the crowd!

Anonymous said...

I'll be rooting for you Aliy.

Nessmuk said...

You go Girl!! Bummer about no Aliy Cam....the dogs really would have enjoyed seeing you run!

Hoss said...

Don't forget your tent...to keep out of the sun! Ha, Ha woof, woof

Dennis Nielsen-Wisconsin said...

You go girl!! And by the way, good for you!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute!!!

According to this morning's Anchorage Daily News, there are several contests on the schedule including one with "teams" of four running, I think, the 26plus miles of a full marathon - is Aliy going with the car guys Ranger and Beemer and perhaps Clyde?

--Margaret

A-town's Becky said...

I'm so proud of you Aliy, you're really training hard. Go get 'em girl! Ibuprofen, a cool epsom salt foot soak, and a big dinner with plenty of liquids and electrolites after...you'll need it!!!
Your dogs must be soooo jealous.

Deb said...

WooHoo! Go Aliy! Wish we could be there. Have fun.

Holly Freeman said...

Tell Allen he has to rub your feet. Go Aliy!!

Lourdes, VT said...

Wow! Those dogs can really 'smoke' on the trail!!! Go Aliy and pups!