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Week 17 - The Week of my Marathon - It's Here!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

My Marathon is next Sunday, December 16th in Jacksonville. Am I ready? Well I will be! What are my expectations? Not really sure. My coach recommended I go into the race without a time goal so I wouldn't stress, but I'm just not wired that way.

I found out they will have Galloway Pacers (run/walk), so depending on the Pace Times, I may run with one and see how I do. I feel okay about it all, just have to keep my emotions under control and not stress. Goal is to enjoy the race. Created my playlist today so that's ready!

Did a few easy runs this week and finished with an 8 mile run yesterday. Felt really good. Been doing most my runs later in the day in the heat so if it's cool on race day (which it is expected to be), that will be a bonus. I run so much better in cool weather (40's to 50's).

I've had a fun week promoting Rock n Roll St. Pete Half Marathon at some running socials! If you're looking to do this one or any North American Rock n Roll Race, make sure you check the race's Facebook page or website for a special offer on 12-12-12!

Wishing everyone a great week! Next time you hear from me, I will be a marathoner for the 3rd time lol!

Me sporting my Ambassador of Rock shirt!

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X5X52000 12/12/2012 7:43AM


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JPAMPY 12/10/2012 8:30PM

    I think maybe some day I will run A (singular) marathon just to say I did it. emoticon I'm again starting over with a novice 5k program. I don't particularly like running in the snow and below 30 degree weather. I'd rather run on my treadmill, but that gets boring after about 45 minutes. When did you run your first marathon?

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MBSHAZZER 12/10/2012 11:01AM

    Tia, you are going to do GREAT!! Never forget that no matter your time goal, being prepared and feeling good as you cross that finish line is something that many people never master! I have a feeling that you are going to look and feel amazing at the finish line!

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NEW-CAZ 12/10/2012 2:53AM

    emoticon Good luck Tia! 3rd Marathon, wowza, you've come a long way hun

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PHLESIAZHOPE 12/9/2012 9:56PM

    emoticon You've got this! So proud of you! !

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BOILHAM 12/9/2012 8:45PM

    Wow your 3rd marthon! Awesome!

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WINDSURFNERD 12/9/2012 8:06PM

    Best of luck to you on you upcoming race! And thanks for the tip about the Rock n Roll!

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NEWME0519 12/9/2012 7:48PM

    It's always encouraging to hear about your new milestones. Your updates continue to spur the fire that one day, I too will get the bug!!!

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NKOUAMI26 12/9/2012 7:15PM


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KAREN_NY 12/9/2012 6:56PM

    Woohoo!!! Rockin' that!

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PURPLE180 12/9/2012 6:41PM

    Yea! I am so excited and happy for you. Wow, the 14 weeks went by fast. I know that you are going to ROCK IT, can hardly wait to hear the report. Best wishes and good luck.

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