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Race Report: Fox Cities Half Marathon

Friday, September 23, 2011

It took me a few days to find the time to get this together, but I finally have a race report from the Fox Cities Half Marathon, which I ran as a final training run for Wine & Dine, which is now one week and one day away! I didn't have any particular expectations for FCHM, since I randomly found it on the Half Fanatics race calendar a couple of weeks ago and signed up last-minute, but it was an amazing experience! Very impressive organization, gorgeous (and fast) course, wonderful volunteers and spectator support, really all the things that make a race great. (Yes, and the bling was nice too...) My plan was to take it easy, and I did just that...and suprisingly I ended up finishing only 19 seconds behind my half marathon PR. And, as with the Madison Mini, I felt GREAT at the end, not exhausted, not sore or in any pain at all. I am sure that the good weather and primarily downhill/flat course contributed to my success, but I also like to take it as a sign that I'm getting stronger and more comfortable with long distance running too...since that old PR is from 18 months ago and all. So I'm letting out a WOOHOO! I loved this race!



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WONDERWOMAN 9/24/2011 9:42PM

    What great detail over on your other blog - thanks for sharing. I have a good friend (runner) who lives in Appleton - I just might have to hook up with her to do FCHM next year. You have enticed me.

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CRZYRUNRGRL 9/24/2011 8:28PM

    Congrats on your fantastic training race!! You will PR Wine and Dine for sure!!

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ON2VICTORY 9/23/2011 9:25PM

    i was looking at that race as well and also the madison mini...after I saw the bling at the Green Bay Cellcom race expo.... im all about the bling! :)

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LAURIE5658 9/23/2011 2:52PM

    I knew you had a great time at this HM but you REALLY had a good time. Consider this one on my list!! Great RR!

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