This morning I ran the The Medved Lilac 10K, barefoot-as-usual. I actually met one other barefoot runner, Carl, who said that he also knows a third guy who looks a little like me named Mike. Anyway, this was my first 10K — about 6.2 miles. I have been averaging 4.5 miles 4 days a week, and recently added a loop one day a week that increases it to 5.2 miles. The 10K, therefore, is the farthest I've run. I decided to hold back and run slowly to make sure I was doing okay. I turned a 1:02:50 official time (10:08/mile) — it's just 3 minutes or so longer than twice my past 5K times so my pace was right on. The competitive part of the race wasn't my strong suit: I came in 966 of 1,258 overall and 66th of 77 other runners in my age group. I finished with lots of energy to spare so I could have run it a bit faster, although I probably wouldn't have moved up much in ranking even if I did. I also felt very good afterward: not short on energy, but also not sore at all.
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The City Newspaper is holding a Best Busker Contest in the East End from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight. Dozens of street performers will compete for prizes.
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Today at 8 p.m. at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) is the annual Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash with Hunu? (featuring members from Colorblind James Experience, a.k.a. "¿hünü?") and "a myriad of other local musicians".
Bop Shop calendar][all ages]
In theory, there is another
Emerging Filmmakers Program
(240 East Ave.)
at 9:15 p.m., but I haven't heard anything about it so your guess is as good as mine. As soon as I get the details I'll post the films.
This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in
Bausch and Lomb
(140 Stone St.)
Artists Breakfast Group
meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.
Tusedays at Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) starting around 8 p.m. is A.K.A. Paul Burke Presents featuring Paul Burke and other people, perhaps performing.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Généalogies d'un crime(Genealogies of a Crime) starting at 8 p.m. Here's what the Eastman House calendar has to say about it: "Catherine Deneuve plays a dual role in this twisting psychological crime drama. Prolific director Raoul Ruiz' mindbending look at the progression of a murderer examines the life of Rene, a boy raised by his psychoanalyst aunt (Deneuve) to believe that he is a born killer. When the grown Rene (Melvil Poupard) is accused of murdering his aunt, his lawyer (Deneuve again), investigating the circumstances leading to the crime, finds herself drawn into Rene's world."
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
Jake's World or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, May 27, 2010 (Thu, May 27, 2010, 5/27/2010, or 5/27/10) Friday, May 28, 2010 (Fri, May 28, 2010, 5/28/2010, or 5/28/10) Saturday, May 29, 2010 (Sat, May 29, 2010, 5/29/2010, or 5/29/10) Sunday, May 30, 2010 (Sun, May 30, 2010, 5/30/2010, or 5/30/10) Monday, May 31, 2010 (Mon, May 31, 2010, 5/31/2010, or 5/31/10) Tuesday, June 1, 2010 (Tue, Jun 1, 2010, 6/1/2010, or 6/1/10) and Wednesday, June 2, 2010 (Wed, Jun 2, 2010, 6/2/2010, or 6/2/10).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.