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PR Achieved! Preliminary Race Report

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The inaugural Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon benefitting the InnerAct Alliance drug prevention nonprofit agency went off without a hitch!

My finishing time was 2:26 and forty something seconds. So on a hilly, humid and hotter than ideal course, I took about 11 minutes off my previous half marathon time. I beat my goal of 2:30. I'm proud and happy!

No, it wasn't good enough to place in my age group. I'd have needed to run it about 10 minutes faster for a speed award, but I'll value my pretty red finishers medal nonetheless.

I ran almost all of it in run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute. For about the first 2 miles I ran with the 2:30 pace group, but they were going too slow on the downhills for me, so I went my pace. An experienced marathoner from our group was ahead so I caught up with her for several miles. Around mile 7 I developed a stitch in my right side. I took my walk breaks with my arms in the air trying to get the oxygen all the way to the bottom of the lung. Brenda, the marathoner, suggested breathing on alternate leg beats and I tried. I slowed a bit and the stitch relaxed. I threw in 2 extra walk minutes in the hilliest areas. Then I felt fresh and raring to go until mile 11. At that point it became an effort. I'd only run that distance or more 3 times this year and much slower. So part of it was my training and fitness level, but part of it was the hot sun beating down and the increasing heat. Also, my stomach felt like I'd drunk too much water so at the water stops I started throwing it on my head and that felt great! I did make myself still sip a little.

I was really glad to finish the race. I didn't have the leg cramps I had after my first half, but my back was hurting. Perhaps I didn't run quite as upright as I need to. I found a curb in the shade and sat a while, stretching my back. After I got my medal, I went back to the finish line to cheer in others from our group, including the angel who gave me a ride this morning. She was the last one of our group to finish at 3:16. It was her first half marathon and no one stayed with her. I felt a little guilty. She was disappointed and I felt for her. She'll be running at the Women's Half Marathon 15 days from today. That course is flat and I bet she'll do better. She has a group she's running with; I'm running with ONEKIDSMOM and her cousin. It's going to be fun!

So I did it! I finished the HM in an upright position with a smile on my face and wanting to do it again. And I got my PR. Great experience right here in my home town.

I didn't get any pictures on my own camera, but many different people did get pictures of me. Will post some later, I'm sure. But here are some pictures some of my other friends posted:


Sarah and Vince. Sarah paced the 2:30 pace group.


Brenda, on the left, is the marathoner who encouraged me mile 6-7. She finished about 2:24, as did Yvonne on the right.


Runners from the Galloway group at the finish.


Beginning of the race. I'm in there not far behind the 2:30 signs, but I can't find me.


Leah paced the 2:37 group. For training, I ran with her often.

  
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RAINEMARIE214 11/13/2013 12:17PM

    woohoo! Congrats on your PR!

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    Congrats on the PR, and way to go on toughing it out in the heat. Great pictures, too.

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BLUENOSE63 11/10/2013 7:03PM

  That was a great race report! Wow your PR time was spectacular and you should be very proud of yourself.

Hope you and Barb and cousin have a great run in a couple of weeks, don't forget to report it here on SP.

Congrats!

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SMART4ANDREY 11/10/2013 12:13PM

    You're so inspiring, some day'll run too!

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FITFOODIE806 11/10/2013 8:37AM

    Congrats! What a great race report. I can feel your happiness and love of running. Hope you are still on a PR high!!

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TINAJANE76 11/10/2013 7:33AM

    Congratulations on your great run and finish, Marsha! You're a real inspiration!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/10/2013 7:17AM

    Congratulations1 Great preparation, great report and a great result!

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SEABREEZE65 11/10/2013 6:53AM

    Congratulations on the PR!!!
Do you know what pace you run when you run and what pace you walk when you walk?

I notice that after mile 10 my back sometimes hurts. My form gets sloppy when I get tired. I have to really focus on maintaining my posture when my body is tired.

I am glad you have such a strong Galloway group to run with.

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PMRUNNER 11/10/2013 5:54AM

    Woo hoo!

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    emoticon on your PR and a race well run.
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/10/2013 12:50AM

    Congratulations! Well done.
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About the back hurting -- that usually means that you aren't engaging your abs to keep your pelvis level. When the abs allow the pelvis to tilt forward, that puts an arch in the lower back, which in turn puts stress on the lower back. This isn't necessarily a strength issue. Many people (women especially) allow their pelvis to tilt forward, especially as they get tired (wearing high heels don't help in this posture habit, either).

When my back starts to tire during a long run, I focus on pulling my belly button towards my spine. That levels the pelvic girdle and aligns the trunk. I almost always feel relief in the back, even when it is tired.

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MSLZZY 11/10/2013 12:22AM

    WOOHOO!

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    WOW! Congratulations on your new PR. Way to go.

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STRIVERONE 11/9/2013 9:10PM

    Congratulations. Enjoy that PR for the next two weeks, because that's how long it's going to last.
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WATERMELLEN 11/9/2013 8:13PM

    Absolutely you deserve to be proud and happy!!

Yay you!!

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MARGARITTM 11/9/2013 7:56PM

    Nice job on the half. ..... PR beats a bit of hardware any day!!!

NOOOOOWWWWW about that next one!


Glad even more that you feel good. So you did it right.!

Next one under 2:25????

Congrats again!

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MWWENSIN 11/9/2013 7:25PM

    Great job. PRs are great. You can get a medal in the next race.

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RUN4FOOD 11/9/2013 6:37PM

    CONGRATULATIONS for a PR on a hot hilly run when you have a stitch in your side.
Hope your half in a couple of weeks goes even better.

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It looks so much fun, I cant wait to do one.
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BOOKAPHILE 11/9/2013 4:34PM

    Congratulations. Bask in your accomplishment for a while!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/9/2013 4:15PM

    Yay! Knew it would be a success! I find it interesting that you did your intervals throughout. That's going to be my next half marathon goal, to run consistent intervals. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!

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ONMYMEDS 11/9/2013 4:11PM

    Nice job!! It's always fun to PR.

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MEXGAL1 11/9/2013 3:17PM

    Woo hoo for you! I am so very happy for you. You sound just great. What a wonderful accomplishment.
Have a great rest of the week end.
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    Woohoo! Congratulations!!


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COCK-ROBIN 11/9/2013 1:42PM

    Great! I'm so happy for you. What an accomplishment.

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Congrats on your PR HM! Well done, indeed... knew you'd do it!

Fluids, stretch, and recover well... see you in a couple of weeks!

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    Congrats all around!!!

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    Wonderful! Congrats!!

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Focus Got Blurry There For a Few Hours

Friday, November 08, 2013

I'm not repetitive, I'm focused. Watermellen said so and she's really smart! Counting down, now less than 24 hours until my half marathon.

Last night, though, I had far more excitement than I expected. I have to say my focus got kind of blurry. I hadn't slept even four hours when hubby called out. Believe it or not he fell out of bed, hitting his eyebrow on the bedframe. Blood was all over everywhere. Direct pressure. Cleaning up. What a mess! And poor hubby. We tried for 45 minutes to get the wound to quit bleeding. No luck. So I drove him to a small hospital with an ER near us (Bartow Memorial for my local teammates). They stapled him and cleaned him up a bit. Besides the nasty wound, he has a big dark black eye. He got prescriptions for antibiotics and pain. We had to drive to a different town for an all night pharmacy (CVS on S FL Ave, Lakeland for locals) and wait. He is leaving this morning to drive to Tampa and fly to Tennessee to go to the Vols football game. He has tickets on the 40 yard line and he would have to be much worse injured to consider skipping this event. He didn't get much sleep, but he says he'll sleep on the plane and the shuttle.

I didn't get near enough sleep, and I'll try to figure out a way to get some sleep before tomorrow's half. I'm thrown off my routine, but it may not matter. We'll see.

The weather report keeps changing, but 24 hours out it is predicted to be 65 degrees and 84% humidity at the start and 70 degrees and 71% humidity at my anticipated end (fingers crossed for 2:30), partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. So that may be a touch warmer and a bit more humid than ideal, but pretty good for around here at this time of year.

And even though I haven't found the camera cable, thanks to MWWENSIN I located the camera card and downloaded from there. So here's a shot of my race shirt and number:


Hubby left just a couple minutes ago. And he didn't take any pain meds so he could drive to the airport. He said it didn't really hurt anyway. Thank heavens. He looks a mess but is undaunted. Good spirit. (Edit: I just realized that hubby got really hurt falling out of bed, but hardly scratched when he fell 10 feet off a ladder holding an electric saw last week. Some irony!)

OK. Now I need to focus again. Race minus 22 and a half hours - and counting!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 11/12/2013 12:32PM

    So glad all is well after your night of emergency visits.

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    What a night you two had.

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    Sounds like you have already had a marthon of a different nature! Hope you do well.
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MSLZZY 11/9/2013 7:40AM

    Quite a scare! Time for a padded bedframe. Good luck today!

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_LINDA 11/9/2013 1:48AM

    Wow! Amazing what those falls can do! So glad it wasn't much worse and he could go to his game. That is astonishing irony compared to that previous near miss!!
Absolutely, you are the most focused person I have ever met. And that is what makes you a winner! Hopefully the sleep loss won't affect you, and that maybe you can get an early night tomorrow.
You are ready for this race!
You go girl!!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/8/2013 9:40PM

    Very good!

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IAMWINNING 11/8/2013 7:23PM

    Glad your DH wasn't even more seriously injured. Wow! Bad enough that he needed staples. Good luck to you.

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WATERMELLEN 11/8/2013 7:19PM

    That wasn't in your plans, for sure . . . so glad that it wasn't worse (and yup, some irony indeed).

Now -- back to the pre-race focus!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/8/2013 7:01PM

    Breathe, rest, and tomorrow... uncoil that spring with joy and victory! I look forward to the race report! emoticon

Oh, and a emoticon for your hubby. May his team win... that always heals the guys quicker! emoticon

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COASTAL6 11/8/2013 5:12PM

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FROSTY99 11/8/2013 12:46PM

    Hope you get a nap in today so you are fresh and raring to go tomorrow.
We have a friend who has fallen out of bed twice in the past year and he too got a black eye but no deep cut. Hope your DH enjoys his special weekend and no bad effects from the fall.
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HAKAPES 11/8/2013 11:44AM

    Tell about the race when it's over!
I'm curious!

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BOOKAPHILE 11/8/2013 11:23AM

    What a night! I'm glad your DH is OK. I hope you can get some sleep to catch up today.

Watermellen IS really smart, and you ARE focused! Just enjoy your marathon. You've already done all the work of preparation.

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MNNICE 11/8/2013 11:05AM

    You were probably running that HM in your dreams and kicked him right out of bed for getting in front of you! emoticon Seriously, hope he will be okay and not have any lasting effects from the fall. Best of luck - I so admire you distance runners!

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DIANNEMT 11/8/2013 10:45AM

    So glad hubby is okay and he'll enjoy the game. Hope YOU get a little extra sleep!! Save some adrenalin for the race!!

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TERI-RIFIC 11/8/2013 10:32AM

    we're with you in spirit. Have a great race, 3847

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THEVOW2013 11/8/2013 10:03AM

    Please be safe and I happy you are focused.
Get your husband to have a physical done and let his doctor know about all the falls...

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GABY1948 11/8/2013 9:35AM

    emoticon It's COMING FAST! I am EXCITED FOR you!

I pray hubby doesn't have any lasting effects from here on! Can't wait for tomorrow! And Watermellon is right! Focused.

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TORTISE110 11/8/2013 9:28AM

    You will be back on track soon; so glad your DH is okay!

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JOYINKY 11/8/2013 9:24AM

    Man! Life is what happens when you're making other plans! You definitely ARE focused! Glad Hubby is OK. Have a great run tomorrow! emoticon

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 11/8/2013 9:03AM

    Positive thoughts and promise of great results. Enjoy the journey

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/8/2013 8:56AM

    You can do this! Love your wallpaper!!!!!!

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    and the countdown is on. emoticon

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Warning: Somewhat Repetitive Blog - Countdown to HM

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Less than two days away now, I'm counting down to the inaugural Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon. I picked up my packet yesterday. My race number is 3847. No, there are not that many half marathon runners. Over 7000 children are running in shorter races. Around 850 of us will go the 13.1 miles.

If I was a little better organized, I'd be posting a picture of my race shirt and number. But, unfortunately, it does not matter whether I'm 200 pounds or 125 pounds, I still don't have it all together. I took a great picture of the attractive race shirt, but I have misplaced the camera cable so can't download that shot right now. Oh, well.

At least I have no misplaced anxieties. I'm feeling pretty good. My three mile run yesterday at race pace seemed pretty easy. I'm ready!




  
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COASTAL6 11/8/2013 5:05PM

    Good luck,
I'm rooting for you!
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JANEWATKINS 11/8/2013 8:28AM

    I'm so excited for you, dear friend. I have to go to the Daytona Beach area for my retirement party which is being held during a state-wide conference (an annual thing for us). I'm DREADING it so much. I don't like to be the focus of such a thing. I begged them to let me off the hook, but no dice. I would rather be running with you . . . and I'm not trained! I'm anxious to hear all about your HM. You continue to be our Skinny Goddess!
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Big hugs, Jane

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    Good luck with the race!
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WATERMELLEN 11/7/2013 8:07PM

    You're not repetitive, you're focused!! All best with the big day!

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BABYSTEPS123 11/7/2013 8:01PM

    Hope it's a great race for you! Enjoy!

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    You are indeed ready! emoticon Good vibes headed your way.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/7/2013 7:15PM

    I'll be cheering for you!

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GABY1948 11/7/2013 6:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon organized or not you are gonna do GREAT! And no warnings about repetitive blog! That's why I'm here!

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BOOKAPHILE 11/7/2013 6:05PM

    You are prepared. You will do great!

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MSLZZY 11/7/2013 6:00PM

    The picture should be the least of your worries. Get ready to run! HUGS!

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FROSTY99 11/7/2013 5:31PM

    Enjoy the race-we will look forward to pics of you in the shirt!

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MARGARITTM 11/7/2013 4:02PM

    Start slow and pick it up if you can later. .... you are ready for this.

Have fun!

Ya I do look up race results...... no pressure though!!! HaHa

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MEXGAL1 11/7/2013 3:07PM

    You sound so ready for this. Yep, you got this. It will be fun to read about this accomplishment for you. You have come so very far and have worked so very hard.
Go get em!
Sallie

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HARROWJET 11/7/2013 12:51PM

    In the 5K I walked in September, all the children were given #1.

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DIANNEMT 11/7/2013 10:42AM

    Wow!! Go for it!! I am so proud of myself for doing a 5K--but the half marathon is a bit much for me!! I am PROUD of YOU doing this!!

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_LINDA 11/7/2013 10:26AM

    Its always the way, the thing you wanted the most can't be found :-PP
I can't wait to see the photo of you in the T-Shirt & Bib, you will look fabulous!
The main thing is you are prepared for your race and feeling good and that is awesome!!!
You are going to rock it!


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LEWILL1982 11/7/2013 9:33AM

    Good luck! Can't wait to read your report.

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ONMYMEDS 11/7/2013 8:48AM

    Yes, based on all of your previous blogs, you are ready!!

Stick to your race plan, start slow, and most of all, enjoy yourself.

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Warning: Somewhat Repetitive Blog - Countdown to HM

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Less than two days away now, I'm counting down to the inaugural Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon. I picked up my packet yesterday. My race number is 3847. No, there are not that many half marathon runners. Over 7000 children are running in shorter races. Around 850 of us will go the 13.1 miles.

If I was a little better organized, I'd be posting a picture of my race shirt and number. But, unfortunately, it does not matter whether I'm 200 pounds or 125 pounds, I still don't have it all together. I took a great picture of the attractive race shirt, but I have misplaced the camera cable so can't download that shot right now. Oh, well.

At least I have no misplaced anxieties. I'm feeling pretty good. My three mile run yesterday at race pace seemed pretty easy. I'm ready!




  
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MWWENSIN 11/8/2013 12:25AM

    Have A Great Race. You could probably pop the card out of your camera and put it inside your computer and read the card that way if you have a card reader built into your computer.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/7/2013 7:37PM

    I think you're pretty organized. Hey, you already picked up your race packet, did your pre race run, have a ride all lined up and are ready. Way to go!

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CHANGINGHORSES 11/7/2013 5:29PM

    Repetitive or not, you got that right! Be proud and tell us all about it! We WANT to hear it!
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SMITTY4RL 11/7/2013 4:38PM

    I know you've trained well and will do well at the race. Looking forward to hearing about it!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/7/2013 3:55PM

    I'm excited for you. You're well trained and I know you'll do great.

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PMFISH 11/7/2013 3:43PM

    I will be thinking about you while you run your HM. May you make good time with no injuries. Look forward to seeing your pictures.

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MKELLY72 11/7/2013 1:10PM

    You must be really excited! I can't imagine ever working up to a HM--I do enjoy the 5ks tho.
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Inspiration from the NY Marathon

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

It's my taper week, just 4 days from my second half marathon, T minus 4 and counting!

I'm drawing inspiration from the NYC Maratho. Here's some great signs:



Here's the fastest finisher I know, posing at mile 17. Paul finished in 4:20:59:


And here is Cindy, known as the Celtic Runner. I've never run with her. She's faster than I am. She finished in 5:20:56:


Here's Susan. I've run with her a lot. She runs 7 days a week and has for years. She is in charge of our half marathon on Saturday. She works for Interact Alliance, a drug prevention program, that is sponsoring the half. She is really fun to run with and a great encourager of us newbies. She finished in 5:35:56:


I've confirmed my ride and feeling confident about Saturday! Weather will be warm. Course will be hilly. I'm set to do good anyway!!

  
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COASTAL6 11/8/2013 5:25PM

    It looks like fun!
Have a great time!
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    Runners ROCK! You ROCK! Go get em!
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MEXGAL1 11/6/2013 6:11PM

    Awesome! I sure will be wishing you all the best!
You are truly a runner now....woo hoo and good for you!
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MJREIMERS 11/6/2013 7:05AM

    Have a great race! Enjoy the camaraderie and listen to your body! I can't wait to hear about the race!

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BLUENOSE63 11/6/2013 4:35AM

  Have a great race and you should wear the lady bug wings in the Race!

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    emoticon You go, girl!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/5/2013 11:44PM

    I'm so excited for you! I'm wishing you the best time of your life!

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    You're doing great!

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    What they all said... and no matter what... HAVE FUN! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 11/5/2013 7:58PM

    Nice! You're totally into it and raring to go!!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/5/2013 7:33PM

    It's exciting, isn't it??? I know you'll do great.

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MWWENSIN 11/5/2013 6:18PM

    Enjoy your half marathon. I have some links on my blog page to some inspirational New York City marathon news articles with some good photos. One is about a guy with Down's syndrome who completed the race if you're interested.

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BOPPY_ 11/5/2013 5:56PM

    You go girl. emoticon

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HARROWJET 11/5/2013 4:10PM

    How nice to have running friends. emoticon I'm thinking good thoughts.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 11/5/2013 3:59PM

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NEW-CAZ 11/5/2013 2:42PM

    good luck!

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MOTHEPRO 11/5/2013 2:21PM

    Good luck!

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SEAJESS 11/5/2013 1:52PM

    emoticon Thanks for posting the pictures of the runners. You have some emoticon running buddies! Guess that's only to be expected 'cause you're awesome, too and the pack runs together.
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emoticon You are cute as a bug in that costume! Hope you keep that picture on your page for awhile...it's a smile cracker.
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PIXIEMOM13 11/5/2013 1:22PM

    Great pictures!

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PMRUNNER 11/5/2013 12:56PM

    Have a great race, run strong!

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NATPLUMMER 11/5/2013 12:42PM

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PMFISH 11/5/2013 12:17PM

    Enjoy your run. Always enjoy your pictures.

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_LINDA 11/5/2013 11:47AM

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2nd that you are my hero!
Enjoy the taper, rest and fueling up for your big day! So glad you know carbs are a runner's best friend!

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MANDELOVICH 11/5/2013 11:21AM

    You are our inspiration. Way to go

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KANDOLAKER 11/5/2013 11:18AM

    Thanks for sharing! And best wishes as you taper this week!!

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