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15K of Brutality

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Did the Larry Noel 15K yesterday in lovely Greenbelt MD. At the unusual time of 5pm for the start, it was 84F - ouch. The humidity was on its way up to 94 as we stood around sweating before the race even began.

Had I known what was in store, I would have gone out slower. Or stayed home.

Hill after hill after hill. I was totally blitzed at the end. Actually, I was blitzed well before the end. (The last finisher was crying as she crossed the line. And they weren't tears of joy. I know how she felt.)

My buds are now assuring me that an upcoming *flat* 20M is easier than that *hilly* 15K. Is such a thing possible?

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ATHENAPOWER 9/4/2012 8:45PM

    Short answer: yes!

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JSTETSER 9/4/2012 3:30PM

Way to go!

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MIRAGE727 9/4/2012 2:18PM

    After living in the DC Metro Area all my life, I couldn't help but think the brutality was running in Greenbelt or New Carrollton!
I've learned to choose my races wisely! All the best on your 20K. Hopefully it's not through cheery Anacostia! I did notice you're running in Seneca. I enjoyed Bretton Woods Golf Club out that way. I also played at Congressional CC and The TPC at Avenel. It's a lot better scenery around your neighborhood! All the best.

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MOLO14 9/4/2012 8:15AM

    way to go! you did it even though it sounds really rough and that's what counts!

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PDQ1203 9/4/2012 4:44AM


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DIET_FRIEND 9/4/2012 12:25AM

    I bet you felt a lot of pride and a feeling of accomplishment that you finished the race.

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SH9719 9/4/2012 12:07AM

    During the Olympic marathon they said that the flatness of the course made the race very different. Some people do hills better than others. That flat race made it more about speed. I think the lack of hills will make a big difference. Especially if the temperature is more runner friendly.

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