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Goofy 20.4/Wine & Dine Half Marathon 4.4

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This weekend I ran the Fox Cities Half Marathon as my final long run/preparation for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. I was slated for a 14 mile training run anyway, so doing the run as part of an organized event with course support, shirts, medals, and swag seemed like a perfect motivator! My plan for the half was to relax, take it easy, and treat it as a training run at a comfortable pace, just one with lots of extra people around! On Saturday I hit the expo and came away with some fun new purchases. I also did a short training run, and once again hit those rare sub-10-minute miles. Unfortunately did that run in the wrong shoes (accidentally) but no harm done. Having a great, fast little training run got me fired up and ready to go for half #9!

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FUNFROG79 9/19/2011 9:24AM

    Wow! #9?!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 9/18/2011 10:23PM

    I will be doing my first full Marathon on 5 Novemeber in Savannah. The weekend of 15 October is supposed to be my "go the distance" long run.

What to do? Run around Catonsville for 5 to 6 hours by myself? Or ... run in the Baltimore Marathon and get a cool t-shirt and hang out with 10,000 of my closest and dearest friends.

So while Savannah will not TECHNICALLY be my first marathon, I must show great discipline in Baltimore to not race, just run S L O W L Y.

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Goofy 20.3/Wine & Dine Half Marathon 4.3

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Catching up on this week's blogging :)

This one is from Thursday night. I actually combined biking and running into a workout, just to do something a bit different and challenging. It was a fun (hilarious in parts) experience, and definitely quite a confidence booster! I hit a sub-10-minute mile pace on a training run, and actually felt GOOD afterwards! Wow!

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FUNFROG79 9/19/2011 9:23AM

    Fastastic job!!!

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Goofy 20.2/Wine & Dine Half Marathon 4.2

Friday, September 16, 2011

Big milestone Wednesday evening...my first bike ride since college! It felt amazing, fast, exhilarating, and just purely awesome, even though I was actually bumping along at a whopping 9.0 MPH. Hehe. I can feel that my bike and I have many good miles ahead of us, and am excited to see where it all takes me!!

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EMILY-THE-GOOD 9/18/2011 8:38AM

    you go, girl!

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Goofy 20.1/Wine & Dine Half Marathon 4.1

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ironman inspired me, what can I say...yesterday, Bruce and I had a "date" in our garage, where we fixed up my old college bike. We dusted off the cobwebs (which it really had, how sad is that) and put it in working order. I purchased a helmet and a set of lights, and I'll all ready to take it on its maiden voyage! The plan is to start riding, look to training for a sprint triathlon next year, and if I take to it, invest in a nice road bike...and after that, who knows??? Short term, I've still got plenty of running to do, though. Did a slower-paced six miles last night, and am gearing up to run Fox Cities Half Marathon on Sunday. The half isn't really going to be "raced" as such - I'm due for a 14 mile training run this weekend, so it seemed like the perfect idea. Run about the right amount of miles, with other people and in a new venue, great way to combat boredom. And I get a shirt and bonus bling at the end!

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FUNFROG79 9/15/2011 9:52AM

    Awesome! Good luck!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 9/15/2011 8:36AM

    You go girl - I need to dust off my bike and find some roads to ride.

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LAURIE5658 9/15/2011 7:58AM

    RB, I will be your loudest and most obnoxious cheerleader as you take your journey to a sprint!! I'm with ya, girl! ANd yep, running ahn HM as training TOTALLY SERIOULSY works!! Have a great time running Fox Cities and I will "see you" at the finish!

Love you so much!!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 9/15/2011 12:51AM

    Awesome! Good luck on your race :)!

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Goofy 19.5/Wine & Dine Half Marathon 3.5

Monday, September 12, 2011

This blog is a fairly emotional one for me, as it covers my experience of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, as well as spectating Ironman Wisconsin. It may not seem at face value that these two things can really be tied together, but somehow I feel like I was right where I needed to be yesterday. If my blog seems rambly, I think I spent most of the day just overwhelmed by emotion...so much to remember, think about process, what a day it was!

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FUNFROG79 9/13/2011 10:13AM

    Great read!

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ROOT4HOME 9/13/2011 9:21AM

    What a beautiful blog! How cool that you got to see parts of the Ironman up close and in person! YAY for your friend, Julie on rocking it out!! I too think it was a good fit w/remembering 9/11! So, when do we come up next year to cheer you on? emoticon

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LAURIE5658 9/13/2011 8:29AM

    What a great blog! I am sensing that we have a future tri-athlete in our midst! You go, girl! After completing Goofy, who knows what this chica will do!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 9/13/2011 12:13AM

    An awesome blog and an awesome day!

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