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So Glad to Be a Runner

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Want to get the feel of running a half marathon? Here is a video clip that the pace group leader for the run 30 sec/walk 30 sec got in four different locations. One non-runner took one section and her hubby ran back after finishing to get the end:

She posted the video on facebook, so hope you can access it.

Here's the race results on CoolRunning:

I'm listed as the number 4 out of 15 finisher in my age group, 60-64. Interesting, although my Garmin gave my pace as 11:02, cool running has my pace as 11:12. My gun time was 2:26:47 and my chip time was 2:26:02. The winner of my age group is from my running group, is a very experienced full marathoner, and a very nice person.

Our local paper, Lakeland Ledger, published this article, "Challenging Course provides tough test." The overall winner is a wonderful young (27 year old) man who has sold me running shoes and has cheered me on. I have met the 2nd place woman finisher and I have trained with the 4th overall woman finisher. I definitely knew 50 of the 750+ finishers. Love having a half right here in my home town!

I will be re-running this half marathon in my mind for months to come! It was an awesome experience. I am so glad I am a runner!
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