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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Running a lot, working a lot, playing trombone a lot, eating a lot...

but still hanging in there!!!!

Work has been absolutely nuts and no internetting is a priority to make sure things are getting DONE.

This is Shark Week and it is driving me crazy I'm super bloated. Sorry guys. Had to share.

Upcoming races: 10/14 - Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K - it's to raise money for local breast cancer treatment/supplies/whatever. My friend and I are wearing pink knee socks, tutus, and hair bows w/ pigtails. I'm excited!

11/12 - Soldier Half Marathon - my sister's first half! WOOHOO!!! I'm going to aim for sub 2:30

12/11 - Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon - I thought I wasn't going to be able to go due to finances, but my family is helping me go as a Christmas gift. YAY!!!!!!! I will meet some sparkers and some Runners World Online friends and I'm way stoked about the race itself because Latin Music for 13.1 miles? This zumba addict and Latin Music playing jazz trombonist is THRILLED about that prospect. :)

  
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CLOVERR1 10/5/2011 12:45PM

    Dana:

I'd LOVE to meet you for your Sunday morning trail run. Meet at the Hikers parking lot at Monte Sano? I'm working at the library this weekend, so Saturday is out for me schedule wise but Sunday is ok before working in the afternoon. :) Thanks for the pep talk, I needed it.

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HOPERY 10/3/2011 9:16PM

    Woot for Miami!

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SKYFYRE 10/3/2011 5:33PM

    Hey Dana! There seems to be a lot of this going on: LIFE!!!! Sounds great! The run schedule also sounds great! Enough to keep you running through winter wether you want to or not! I am stoked you will be able to continue with your Marathon Bars rep status and go to the Miami Half! Yahoo!

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CLOVERR1 9/30/2011 2:09PM

    Sounds like you've got some good races lined up for yourself!
Yay for pinking it for the Liz Hurley run; I'll be in Nashville for another ultra run that day, but I do have my hair dyed bright pink again for October.
Hope we can manange to at least "run into" one another ocassionally at the Thursday group runs!

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SLEEPYDEAN 9/30/2011 12:19PM

    Hey, I played trombone in school - as if being a girl playing it wasn't enough to attract attention I was this tiny below 5 foot tall little thing carrying it around all the time. haha

Looks like a great schedule to finish out the year. Good luck getting in your training amongst your busy schedule.

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MARLIE13 9/29/2011 10:50PM

    Sounds like you a crazy GREAT busy! Love the pink outfits. Canít wait to see pictures!! Ooh and that is soo so SO awesome that you get to do the Miami marathon still. Thatís an awesome family that you have!

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SEEHOLZ 9/29/2011 5:54PM

    I am so super excited that you do get to go to Miami! I know how much you wanted to!!!

And, just for running A LOT.. that's always an awesome thing in my book.

Trust me, I can relate to the internet thing... boo!

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SWEATONCEADAY 9/29/2011 5:45PM

    that is great about miami! merry christmas!!

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KNH771 9/29/2011 2:08PM

    That's quite a schedule! It's wonderful your family is helping you out. emoticon

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WAVEDANCER7 9/29/2011 12:24PM

    YAYYYY!! So glad you are able to go to Miami. Not to mention Miami in December! What more could you ask for?! Awesome stuff. Good luck at all of them!

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KKINNEA 9/29/2011 11:11AM

    The Latin music HM sounds like fun!

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MBSHAZZER 9/29/2011 11:06AM

    YAY, Dana! so glad I will get to meet you in person. Sorry I have not been more helpful with the transport, but I rely on my feets! :D

Glad to hear you are still alive!

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JOPAPGH 9/29/2011 10:01AM

    Can't say I have ever heard the "Shark Week" reference before. Live and learn.

Have fun at the Latin Half. Mambo and salsa all the way to the finish!!

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NYC_NATIVE 9/29/2011 9:11AM

    LOL'd at the "Shark Week" reference. The Latin Music Half Marathon sounds especially fun! Keep chugging away...

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RUNTRILAUGH 9/29/2011 9:11AM

    awesome!!!!

and congrats on getting to go to the miami run!!!!

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BAYSIDE07 9/29/2011 8:47AM

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REEKU731 9/29/2011 8:46AM

    Oh that all sounds SO fun!!! I hope you get a pic of yourself during the Ribbon Run!!! Your outfit sounds super cute!! And OMG - I think that latin run would cause me issues....I wouldn't know whether to run or Salsa!! haha!!! I can't wait to hear ALL about your adventures!!!

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BLOG.

Friday, September 16, 2011

So I feel like I should blog.

Eating has been kind of willy nilly.

Weight has been holding steady.

Running has been going going.

Did a post run routine from RunningTimes last ngiht and I really liked it so I think I will try to keep doing that. Mostly like hip mobility/strengthening and core stability and some hip stretching. Which is all the stuff I need!

I did hill repeats last night for the 2nd time ever and 1st time this year. Good stuff. going long with 13 tomorrow.

That's about it for now. Hope to be super on track next week food wise. I feel like I'm just getting back to a normal routine right now still. First weekend that I'm gonna really be staying at home in a WHILE! :D YAY!

  
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WAVEDANCER7 9/20/2011 5:21PM

    Keep up the good work Dana. Still rockin it.

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WHATAGRL42 9/18/2011 12:46PM

    willy nilly.... a good way to put it. Some days, I'm an example to behold with my food choices and portions/daily calories. Other days, uh, not so good. Last night I made this SUPER vegetarian lasagna with whole wheat noodles and all the veggie from our CSA to pop into the oven, only to be distracted by my parents into joining them at this pay-per-view event to watch the Mayweather/Ortiz FIGHT (I detest boxing).

And dinner became nachos with all the fixings, a half an apple fritter (hub and I shared), and a beer.

Bleh!

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SKYFYRE 9/16/2011 4:54PM

    YEAH! I love weekends at home!!! Have fun on your home Half marathon!

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MBSHAZZER 9/16/2011 1:56PM

    Have a great weekend!

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SWEATONCEADAY 9/16/2011 1:17PM

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HOPERY 9/16/2011 10:48AM

    Sounds like you are still doing awesome. Um, I'm thinking that if you only do hill repeats once per year they aren't going to be that awful helpful. LOL Would love to have a copy of that routine.

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Lopsided Lady

Monday, September 12, 2011

So..... I think I have figured out my biomechanical issue.

I kept feeling something was out of alignment, right?

At that race I volunteered to hand out marathon bars I got a little consult with a Chiropractor that did an alignment check - my right shoulder and hip were lower than my left.

This can supposedly potentially be an alignment issue in the back, but is commonly a leg length discrepancy. I was standing w/ my running partner on Sunday and told her I thought that was it and she looked at my hips and to get them even I had to hike up my right hip and my heel was off the ground.

I'm going to do some self analysis in a mirror as suggested but considering the symptoms and my own feelings I really think this is going on:

"1. Iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outside or lateral part of the knee).
2. Piriformis syndrome (butt pain, not to be confused with sciatica, where the pain runs down the back of the leg).
3. Hip pain.
4. Low back pain."

I have had all of these. All on the left side, which is the "longer" side.

"Step far enough back so you can place your thumbs on the bony points in front of your hips. Can you tell if one thumb is lower than the other? Is it on the same side as the lower shoulder? If so, chances are you have an acquired or functional shortage. This commonly happens on the same side as your dominant hand."

My shorter leg (self diagnosed) is my right leg, same side as my dominant hand.

WELL THEN!

"In addition, this functioning shortage puts a mild tweak into the sacroiliac joint, further compounding the motion inefficiency. A visit to a chiropractor will help, but only temporarily."

Well I think I'm gonna skip the chiropractor for now then...

If the difference is more than 1/2 an inch, then I apparently need more help. If it's like 1/4" then I can try a cork heel lift apparently and that should help. There is also mention of stretching and conditioning... I really gotta get back on my grind with ST.

Now that I don't have a race for a long time, I'm less nervous about re-integrating ST. I was worried about taxing my body and getting sore right before a race effort, but my next race effort shouldn't be until like 11/12 - I plan to race but as a fun run a 5K in October - not worried about that, plus that's about a month away anyway.

I have been slacking on my PT which involves hip rotational and stability exercises - the description of an aquired leg discrepancy talks about hips rotating:

"Contrary to popular belief, the acquired shortage is a pronation problem, first and foremost. The reason is that, while you may look identical on both sides of your body, the left and right don't work exactly the same. The same goes for pronation. As you develop, the brain picks up on the patterns of two feet, recognizing the slight variation in gait. The body compensates by rotating one of the hip bones (called the ileum). The ileum can rotate either backward and downward (called PI Ileum for posterior inferior) or forward and upward (AS Ileum for anterior-superior). This pulls the leg higher into the hip socket, causing the leg to function short, changing the alignment of the muscles around the hip and spine. Unfortunately, this causes those muscles to work unequally and inefficiently, and ultimately causes pain."

Anyway. More stretching, more single sided exercises to make sure each side is getting the same workout, more core and stability strengthening is all in order.

And maybe a chiro visit at some point....

  
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MARLIE13 9/16/2011 8:48AM

    I don't think I've had enough coffee yet this morning to completely understand that, but I certainly don't want to be haning around with anyone that is lopsided!!! I suggest you get yourself fixed ASAP!

Reminds me...I went to a chiro when I was 12-13 for my migraines...we were trying everything but going to a Western med doc for some reason? He said my one leg was longer than the other, adjusted it, and then told me to be careful because even stepping off of a curb incorrectly could pop it out. HAHA!

Sounds like you have a good handle on what needs to be done!

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TRACYZABELLE 9/14/2011 8:26AM

    hey lady lets get you straightened out! I could use a good adjustment too I am standing too hunched over!

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SEEHOLZ 9/13/2011 6:00PM

    I so have the same thing- on my right, which the only thing that's weird is that the right is my dominant hand. I am odd I guess. My leg length discrepancy is not actual, but due to the whole hip rotation thing. That's what I mean with the hip rotation. I didn't do well with a heel lift though. Be super careful, as it can screw your alignment up even more and make things worse- aka dependent on the thing etc.

I think my orthodics help with my pronation issue, but the only thing that might "fix" is is tons of PT exercises and continually trying to train my body to go against what its "natural" overcompensating ways.

I am curious to see your path though- I absolutely love my chiro by the way. And my insurance covers her, so makes it a lot easier to go :-)

Good luck!

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MBSHAZZER 9/12/2011 6:43PM

    How awesome that you investigated this yourself! Super sleuth! I hope you find some relief from your issues soon....

BTW, did you get my email about the Day's Inn?

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WAVEDANCER7 9/12/2011 3:46PM

    How interesting! I hope you figure it all out soon and embrace the inner lopsided lady! ;)

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SWEATONCEADAY 9/12/2011 3:29PM

    welcome to my world! you can be a freak like me. my right is the longer and all my issues are on my right side. i wear my lift on the left side. if i wear flat shoes too much without the lift and i am walking lots it does more damage than running without it though (since you run more on your toes). chiro does get me back in alignment but at $40 a pop a girl can only go so much. i am slacking with the stretching too. need to get on that!

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SEESTARS 9/12/2011 3:14PM

    I wonder if this is why I have so much right hip pain? I thought it was just because my right leg has never caught up in strength to my left after 3 knee surgerys. I'm gonna check this otu. Thanks for posting!

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SKYFYRE 9/12/2011 12:54PM

    I big time identify with this, and for YEARS I have been telling myself that I need to stretch daily, but then I do not. I also need to work on my core. WORD.

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REEKU731 9/12/2011 11:31AM

    I am the same way - my right hip lies lower than my left. This is mainly due to favoring the right side (since I'm right handed) and can cause knee issues, which have mostly been on the left side. Yoga really helps me try to keep everything aligned - it seems to help a lot!! Best of luck and just remember that you aren't the only lopsided one out there!

Lopsided Ladies Unite! haha!

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Race Report: Tupelo 14.2

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Race Details: Tupelo, MS -

There is a full marathon (which is out and back) and the 14.2, which is point to point. I think the roads loop to make it 14.2 from start back to where they have the finish and they decided screw it - why does a race have to be 13.1? We're doing 14.2! Haha. There was a sticker available at pickup for 14.2, but it was $5 and although I thought it was funny I thought that was a big much for a sticker. I don't even have any 26.2 or 13.1 decals and those would represent more than one race!

Race Slogan: Hurdle the Weak, Trample the Dead

Race Logo: Always skull and crossbones, tie dye Shirts as well.

Race Start: 5AM!

So a Labor Day halfish&full in the south - but it starts at 5AM. Which means weather will probably either be tolerable (not too crazy hot cause of early start) or potentially nice... this year, the weather was drizzly for the half, and after I finished at some point it really started to come down for the full marathoners still on the course.

The race actually started hotter than it finished because at first it wasn't raining but the humidity was stifling, then it broke into drizzle and there were these fantastic cool breezes coming around.

The course was not flat, but not bad - it was rolling, but never a really steep climb. Nearish to the beginning there was one sort of steeper down and then up, which one of the Marathon Maniacs behind me commented: "You're gonna hate this part on the way back" to his fellow maniac, but lucky for me I was only running the 14.2 :)

Another fantastic part about the start time was running in the dark!

I got to meat two fellow Team Marathon members - here is myself and Andrew at the start:



As you can tell, it was dark. :)

Nicholas (ABSOLUTEZER0) met up with us right before things kicked off, but my DH had already headed off with my camera so our photo op would have to wait.

I called CLOVERR1 (Heather) before the start because I picked her packet up on Saturday and turns out - she was lost. OH NO! :( We never met up with her before the start! DH also had her Packet with her bib so he wanted to try to make sure she could find him.

The first 5-6 miles (for me) were in the dark, it just started getting light at some point before the 6.5 mile mark.

Runners had flashlights, headlamps, shoe lights, strobey lights, glow necklaces and bracelets... and several runners did without. It was pretty easy to just follow someone with a light on them. :)

Because it was dark (and apparently I have no idea how to use my Garmin) I couldn't see my pace. I need to learn how to use the backlight because according to a quick google search I just did, it has one! HAHA But I wasn't about to start just pressing buttons in the middle of a race to figure that out.

So I selected someone in front of me that I thought was going about the right pace, paced them when we came up to a light so I could check and see if they were about where I wanted to be.

This worked pretty well. I tried not to push it, and if I came up on someone, I passed them. Occasionally I was passed, but not too much. I think due to my pace, I was running with a lot of full marathoners so they were in no hurry.

Mile 1: 11:13
Mile 2: 11:37
Mile 3: 11:42
Mile 4: 11:53
Mile 5: 11:42
Mile 6: 11:45

There was an aid station during mile 4 according to Garmin - right after the aid station is when Mr. G clicked over to mile 5, so you can see that other than my brief walk there to not choke on water, my pace was pretty good using that method for those dark miles. :)

Also - the mile markers had glow sticks hanging from them for those dark miles.

My goal half marathon pace in order to get a sub 2:30 is 11:41 :) so I was thinking as long as I don't go too much faster than that, I'll be in good shape.

By now it was getting light enough that I could see Mr. G and I was just thinking that I was going to at least try to hold this pace till mile 10, if I made it that long then I would try to hold it to the half mark at LEAST so I could see if I could get sub 2:30 half during the 14.2.

Mile 7: 11:39
Mile 8: 11:35
Mile 9: 11:25
Mile 10: 11:56 (GU & aid station)
Mile 11: 11:44

During these miles at some point I came up behind my fellow Team Marathon mate AND Fellow Sparker, Nicholas - AKA ABSOLUTEZER0 - and I was SHOCKED. I know for a fact that he's way faster than I am. I passed him, but later on there was much leap frogging until after mile 11 at some point when I was fading BAD. At one point though, we were running side by side - behind the tallest most patriotic looking marathon maniac (I think) I have ever seen. I don't know who that man was, but he was funny and he had some maniac friends side by side. Nicholas was running w/ a friend of his from the Arkansas group I think... in any case - I was in a little PACK for a second. Didn't really say a word, but it was nice. Then I had to let them go as we came down a hill.

At some point I apparently went past them again, because I definitely remember when they came up behind me and Uncle Sam was like - "Hey there's Snickers Marathon girl again!" And I was mentally giving him curses because I didn't want to get passed by them again. RAWR! But things were not cooperating digestively now.

Mile 12: 12:34
Mile 13: 12:47
Mile 14: 13:49
Final .23: 13:31 (pace)

I actually passed a portojohn somewhere around mile 12, but they were full right up until I was JUST running past and had already made up my mind that since it felt like a serious bathroom visit was needed, and I didn't want to risk an un-equipped portojohn, and I only had 2 miles left... I was just going to suck it up and keep going.

Unfortunately this meant I had to walk a bunch.

I did put on a happy face and better posture for a couple of photographers, and slouched and stuck my tongue out and sighed as soon as I got past them. HAHA. I even waved at those Photogs!

In the final mile I was walking up some hills and running down - some how this felt better on the clenching abs and whatnot. That area of my body was soooo crampingpainful at this point. I was walking up the hill right before the entrance to the parking lot where the finish was, and I hear my husband in the parking lot - there's my wife! RUN DANA! RUUUUNNN YOU'RE ALMOST THERE!!! So of course, I had to run. HAHAHA.

Coming into the finish I even raised my arms up over my head - I've never had a finish photo like that so I decided to try it out. We'll see if it looks awful. HAHA. I grabbed my medal and said - I have to go to the bathroom. And made a beeline - the finish was right next to a building that had bathrooms inside and the door was straight to the left of the finish.



I did not hug husband.
I did not pass go.
I did not collect $200.

HAHAHA. I didn't even put the medal on. And of course I chose a stall with no TP so I just waited until someone came in because I knew it wouldn't be long and a fellow runner helped a girl out.

I stopped Mr.G after I entered the building on the way to the restroom -

2:50:23 - average pace 11:59

Obviously my stats might have been SLIGHTLY better had I stopped it a few seconds earlier, but really, I didn't stop it that late and I wasn't walking leisurely at that point anyway. HAHA.

Although my official time is 2:51:07, I consider Stretch Goal A) REACHED!

I was seriously impressed with myself for the pace I kept so long in the race. I've never run that fast for that long ever. Stretch Goal was based on me reaching an average pace of 12mm, so regardless of if Mr. G was slightly off at the start or finish (no chip start, but I'm pretty sure I started it at the right time), I still averaged a pace of 11:59 over the distance of 14.2 and I am totally thrilled with that, AND the fact that until my digestive issues I was doing even better!

I am still holding off on registering for the Soldier Half because we want to be sure we'll be here in the area, but I'm more amped than ever about running it:

Soldier is supposed to be pretty flat and fast, a PR friendly course - and it will be even better weather I'm sure. :)

Here I am at the finish with Sparker ABSOLUTEZER0:



Talking with him after the race - you KNOW he's been racing like a madman... he did a hilly trail 14 mile race the weekend before this, has been struggling with IT Band pain in the knee, and ran a race the day before this so.... this explains why I even saw him at ALL during this race. :) We had a great conversation, talked some football w/ my DH, watched the super fast marathoners rolling in... it was great. I ate a cookie, an apple slice, and drank some liquids.




Then I get a call from Heather's phone! Her man, B, told me she was through mile 16 and wanted to try to get her packet for her. By this point the rain started to really pour, so during a lull we headed to the car (which was RIGHT at the finish line - yay DH for moving the car while I was running!), and waited for him so we could give him the packet. The race director knew she was on course, she started about 16 min late (doing the FULL obviously), and B was able to deliver the bib to her around mile 20 and she finished with her chip and everything. Official time was 16 min off due to the late start and no chip start, but she still was able to finish well below the cut-off time which I think is awesome.

So we headed home and I took close-ups of my medal in the car:




Since I ran just over half a marathon, my medal was just over half of the full marathon medal. HAHAHA.

SLIGHTLY different - the full has Trample the Weak Hurdle the Dead at the bottom of the medal instead of 14.2 Miler, but otherwise they really looked very similar... only ... fuller. HAHA :)

In the car I was freezing (decided not to change right after the race) and added my Team Marathon Jacket, so I wanted to take a picture when we got back of the full get up:



Then after cleaning up we eventually headed out for food - my stomach was just not interested, but when we decided to leave, I stood up and got a little dizzy so I knew it was needed. I finally got hungry in the restaurant while we were waiting for our food - and it was fantastic.

In my shirt with my friend Jamie that we stayed with -


Yeah you can't really see the shirt, but it has the logo on it and it's awesome and tie dye. :D

So there you go! The FULL report.

Things to do better:

1) don't eat red beans & rice as a pre-race meal
2) eat earlier and get more sleep so you can eat something in the morning (I didn't eat pre-race)
3) try to do all gu's (I planned for 3 but only gu'd twice - I could've done another but my stomach was not into it and I did get tired, but I think the digestive issues were the primary culprit of the slowdown because the painful cramping in the abdomen area was the reason I had to walk, not just cause I was tired - BUT - I won't ignore the tired part as well!)

  
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SKYFYRE 9/16/2011 12:59AM

    Holy crud, your hair is long!! You look so pretty! Congrats on earning that medal, YEAH!

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CAROL_HOORAH 9/11/2011 9:00AM

    wow what a cool medal!!! I'm jealous, that seems like a wicked race!! How many races have you done now?? You are such a pro!!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 9/11/2011 9:00AM

    When ya gotta go ya gotta go!! LOL~

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AIMLESS07 9/10/2011 9:25PM

    That's a wickedly cook medal and I am stealing that trample the weak hurdle the dead phrase!

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MARLIE13 9/9/2011 9:09AM

    Woohoo! I'm going to see if I can remember my comment commentary I had going in my head while reading your super awesome blog!

WHooooaaa early race start! Did you mention what time you got up in the morning? LOVE the slogan...or was it the motto? The trample/hurdle weak/dead. haha! Never thought about a shoe light before. I wonder how that would work with all the movement? Love the medal and the "just over half part" that is very creative...oh and the shirt! And that's too bad about the tummy troubles but can you imagine not making it to a bathroom? haha!! Early on this training season, I had a very scary moment. My hubs and I bonded even more. lol!

Oh, did you figure out your backlight? I thought it was tapping the on/off button?

Great job Dana! And so cool to be running with so many spark friends and snicker pals!!

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MBSHAZZER 9/8/2011 9:55AM

    Awesome job, Dana! Sorry to hear you had tummy issues, but you did great anyway. I love the medal! And I love that it started at 5am, too! I know all about that Southern hospitality, I mean heat and humidity!

BTW, if you tap the power button, the backlight on the Garmin turns on!

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WHATAGRL42 9/7/2011 10:33PM

    HOLY TEAM MARATHON! I am exhausted just reading this account!! Your blog makes a reader feel like they've run along with you! What can I say other than you are incredible, enviable, buff, and a maniac in your own right!!! My knees would have screamed in pain mile 2!!! (and my poor discs..... uh... don't even want to think about it!) ;-)

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CLOVERR1 9/7/2011 4:20PM

    I didn't pay attention to what brand of gels the aid stations were offering, but I wish I had...so I could avoid them in the future! I grabbed one, slurped it down and YEEECHHHH. After that, I got some of my own GU brand from B. and carried a couple with me. Only used three throughout the marathon, the one nasty not even sure what flavor it was supposed to be, one vanillla andone strawberrybanana.

Anyway, you did great!

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HOPERY 9/7/2011 11:20AM

    Awesome race! You did so great. If Derry wasn't on his way to Canada, he might be coming your way. emoticon emoticon

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REEKU731 9/7/2011 10:32AM

    YAY For awesome race reports!! That's so fabulous that you had so many SparkFriends there!!! That medal is totally Bad Ass and you should be super proud of yourself!!! You are a rockstar and should definitely be happy with all of your successes!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Short Race Recap: Tupelo 14.2

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

NAILED IT. Well .. almost. :) hahaha was nailing it, then had some digestive distress that caused me to walk a lot in the last few miles, but still finished almost right on my A goal???

I call that a resounding success! And next time no red beans and rice as a pre-race dinner. *sigh*

The splits will tell the story, but more details on everything and pictures later:

Splits:
Mile 1: 11:13
Mile 2: 11:37
Mile 3: 11:42
Mile 4: 11:53
Mile 5: 11:42
Mile 6: 11:45
Mile 7: 11:39
Mile 8: 11:35
Mile 9: 11:25
Mile 10: 11:56
Mile 11: 11:44
Mile 12: 12:34
Mile 13: 12:47
Mile 14: 13:49
Final .23: 13:31 (pace)

The race was chip time finish, but no chip start - I forgot to turn off my garmin right away, but not tooo long after, Official time is 2:51:07, Garmin time with bonus after finish line (doh) is 2:50:23 - still avg 11:59 mm for the race which exceeded my stretch goal of 12mm! :)

  
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NYC_NATIVE 9/7/2011 3:01AM

    Awesome job on this race! Too bad the rice and beans dinner wasn't the most ideal carb-up, LOL. At least it's another lesson learned.

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MARLIE13 9/6/2011 11:38PM

    OOohhh way to rock it!! Boo to the tummy issues. Sounds like something stupid I would do. haha!

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WAVEDANCER7 9/6/2011 9:32PM

    emoticon Another great race Dana! You are becoming quite the running rockstar!

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SWEATONCEADAY 9/6/2011 9:23PM

    great job girl. i loath tummy issues. bleh!

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SKYFYRE 9/6/2011 6:16PM

    You did great! You averaged a great pace for the race! emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 9/6/2011 2:48PM

    Nice job, Dana! Can't wait to hear the details!

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