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THE most fun race in the world is the Missoula HM! Starts out with high fives from volunteers who are not only awake but enthusiastic at 4:00 in the morning. Hundreds of buses took us to the start line, fireworks at the beginning, drummers, signs, a guy in a tux playing a grand piano out in a field, water stations every 2 miles for the first 6 miles, then every mile with water, powerade, gummy bears, orange wedges, goo, cheerleaders, bands, what can I say? It is an experience! (and the best bling ever)

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The Sunrise Watermelon 5K Series is half done and I'm in second place in my AG. The first one in 29:46 gun/29:21 chip; the second in 29:21 gun/29:03 chip. I lined up closer to the start. There are 7 of us in the 65-69 AG. We finished in the same order in both races, with the first 3 getting faster and the last 4 slowing down. So even though I was faster, my competition actually widened the gap in the second race with a 27:57. The next 5K of the series is on July 26th and the final is August 23rd.

I'll be running the Faster with FitNiche 5K on September 6th and then start focusing on distance. The Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon is on November 8th and I'm aiming to beat my last year's time of 2:26 in this hilly scenic race around and between lakes. Last year I finished 4th of 15 in my AG, but I was in the 60-64 group. On December 6th I'll be running the OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission) HM. I've never run that course, but hope to do well. I understand it is a fairly flat course, but there are quite a few turns and red brick streets (I fell once on one) near the end.

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Two races so far this summer, a 5k that I ran pushing the baby and running with my 6 year old. We ran/walked it and finished about 40 min. He had run 1 mile races before, so going up to 3.1 was a stretch.

Then, on 4 July, I ran a 5 miler in my DW's hometown. I ran 38:13, which put me at 10/35 in my age group and at 105/300 overall.

Two upcoming races that I am signed up for:
On 26 July, I have a 4.5 mile mud run. After my run, the two big kids (8&6) will do the kids version, which is only 1 mile. Our first mud run, should be interesting...
On 23 August, I have a 10k. It is along rte 218 in NY, right outside the West Point gate and is very hilly. I ran (and blogged about it) last year. Last year I did it with the double jogger, this year I may just run it myself.

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What a bummer, IRUNTHINGS. Hope you've got a revised training plan that works for you!!

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6/13/14 2:59 P

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My half marathon scheduled for June 8 was canceled due to a forest fire! Tentative plans to reschedule it for July 6.

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Watermelon 5K #1 was today. Ran much better than my last 5K, but not a PR. Finished in 29:15. As of now, I'm in 2nd place in my age group. Last race of the series will be in August and then they give out the awards.This was my first race in the 65-69 age group.

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Running 5k on Monday in Ridgewood NJ. Big Event they have a 10 K too.

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5/24/14 5:48 P

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Lots of races coming up for folks! Be sure to give us a race report!

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Masters PRs: I am 49
5K 23:13 (7:28)
10K 48:50 (7:53)
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5/24/14 9:05 A

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I signed up for the Summer Run Series - its a series of 5ks, 5 milers, and 10 Ks all held at the beaches and parks of Long Island. I will be running with my sister - she's ten years younger and a whole lot faster! I'm signing up for a half in the fall. Right now my long runs are eight miles so the half should be cake! L o l

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5/22/14 12:36 P

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Hi - I'm new to this forum. I'm training for my first marathon in October. this is actually my second time training for my first marathon. I trained for NYC in 2012 only to have it cancelled at the very last minute due to Hurricane Sandy (and mismanagement by the race organizer).

My upcoming races are:

June 8 - Dirty Half -my first trail half marathon
Aug. 1-2 Cascade Lakes Relay - this will be my 4th time running this awesome relay!
Aug. 9 - Huckleberry Half
Sept.13 - Bridge of the Goddesses Half
Oct. 12 - Victoria Marathon

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5/21/14 8:54 A

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JJ, I heard Joan Benoit Samuleson talk once, she is fascinating! She also ran the Women's Run 5 mile and, of course, won it! She was very interesting to hear speak and very willing to answer ANY questions. I love all women's runs, and runs with men too, but there is something special of thousands of women all doing something together.

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5/21/14 8:31 A

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Although I don't like short distances (aka- 5ks), I'm doing one on Memorial Day. I've been working hard the last 8 weeks on incorporating some speed work into my running so it's time to see if it's paid off. I hope to PR with a sub-30 minute 5k. emoticon

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5/20/14 7:29 P

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I ran a half this past weekend. I wrote a blog about it if anyone wants the details! emoticon

Here are my recent and upcoming races:
3-23-14 Richmond - London England Half-Marathon 1:53
4-26-14 Illinois Marathon 4:14
5-17-14 Bridge the Gap Half Marathon Quincy IL 1:53
6-28-14 Raider Classic 10K Quincy, IL
7-5-14 Hannibal Cannibal 15K Hannibal, MO
11-1-14 Monumental Marathon Indianapolis, IN

What is everyone else up to?

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Masters PRs: I am 49
5K 23:13 (7:28)
10K 48:50 (7:53)
Half-Marathon 1:49 (8:19)
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Looks like you'll be busy, JJReebok.

I just signed up today for Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon on Nov 8, 2014. I'm going to run the Watermelon Series - four 5Ks during Florida's hot season, 2 in June, 1 in July and 1 in August. I also signed up for the Galloway group training again this year. Hoping to stay healthy enough to benefit and participate in it all!!

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First race is in May Distance Hall of Fame in Utica NY i am doing 5K Hubby doing half marathon 2 of my boys....ehem MEN ...are doing the Half Marathon relay.
Second race is two weeks later the Freihoffer Run for Women in Albany NY. All women about 4000 runners including elites and Olympic medalists! (including Joan Benoit Samuleson!!)

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1/13/14 3:36 P

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Next Race is a 10K 3/22/14 in Columbus, OH

Edited by: ANNWOGGER at: 1/13/2014 (15:37)
Upcoming Races:

July 4th - 5K
Sept 21,2014 - ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Walk
Oct 19,2014 - Marathon


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1/1/14 2:34 P

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Its great to live in Florida. This is optimal race time.

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Wow Amy, you are getting an early start!

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1/1/14 2:27 P

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My next race is the Season 52 5.2 race the last weekend in January.

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On Thanksgiving 2010, we walked our 1st 5K with over 14,000 of our closest Tampa Bay friends. Our time was 59.54 at the St Petersburg Times Turkey Trot. Today, I go to Packet Pickup for our 4th Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot marking our 3rd Anniversary Running! There are now over 20,000 doing this lil race! I've cut my 5K time by more than 50% and have done over 50 races since. This race is now a part of our Thanksgiving tradition!
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11/25/13 6:00 A

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Turkey trot on thanksgiving in Andover, MA. Running the 5k with my brother and his family. This will be the 4th time we run it, it's becoming a family tradition.

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Karen, thanks for sending the article about Turkey Trots being so popular.
Turkey Trot 10K on Thursday in Houston.
Wife and I have doing this run for about 7 years. It's always fun.

On New Years day we have one of our favorite half marathons in Kingwood, just north of Houston. I won't be running this year, but my wife will be doing it.

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11/24/13 5:32 P

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Turkey Run 10K on Thursday!

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5K 23:13 (7:28)
10K 48:50 (7:53)
Half-Marathon 1:49 (8:19)
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National Veterans Day 5K--today! emoticon

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Fall Frolic, 4 Miler, November 3rd, Purdue Calumet Campus.

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Asheville, NC Half Marathon at the Biltmore, March 16th, 2014 PR 2:49:49
Warm your Heart 5K, feb 23, 2014 PR 31:52
10K Hero Half 1:07:34, 1st in AG. PR

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Turkey Trot 5-Miler on Thanksgiving (Ohio) emoticon

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Hero Half/10K on October 20th. Best scenic run along the Indiana Dunes of Lake Michigan. Part trail, part pavement.

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Asheville, NC Half Marathon at the Biltmore, March 16th, 2014 PR 2:49:49
Warm your Heart 5K, feb 23, 2014 PR 31:52
10K Hero Half 1:07:34, 1st in AG. PR

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Katy Texas 10 on September 29
Wineglass Marathon on October 6
St Louis RnR Half Marathon on October 27

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Texas 10 Ft. Worth - 10/12/14
New York City Marathon 11/2/14
Space Coast Marathon - 11/30/14
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the color run 5k October 5th Augusta Ga

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River Rat 5K - 8/24/13 Ran it in 28:36 2nd Place AG
Harrisburg Half Marathon - 9/8/13 1st Half (I am tapering and I am ready!)
Goose Day 5K - 9/28/13 Last year got 1st in my AG
Big Valley 10K - 11/10/13 A beautiful race route!
Sleigh Bell 5K - 12/14/13 First in new AG (I turn 50 12/8)

Who would have known this would be me?
I love reading your reports!

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Running the Plano Balloon Festival Half-Marathon in 3 weeks, Sept. 22 (my first half).

Doing the Dirty Girl 5K mud race on Oct. 5.

Probably running the Dallas Turkey Trot - 8 Mile Run on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28.

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I didn't realize that Fall would be so busy! Have the Chokecherry 5K on Sept 7
Montana marathon (but I'm only doing a 10K) Sept 15, Diva Run 5K Oct 13, and another run in Missoula the next weekend, but I haven't registered for that one (yet).

Nice to see everyone in races!!

Debby


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8/19/13 8:20 P

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Wow! That's quite a schedule! emoticon We will look forward to hearing you race reports!
Karen

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I've committed to run the inaugural Lakeland (FL) Half Marathon on Nov 9, 2013, and Disney Princess HM on Feb 23, 2014. I'm debating whether to sign up for the St Pete Women's Half on Nov 24, 2013. I ran that one, my first, in 2:37 last year, using run 1min/walk 1 minute intervals throughout. I am training again this year with the Galloway training group in Lakeland on Saturday mornings. Last year I was in a "to finish" training group. This year I'm in a HM time improvement group, using either 2:30 min run or 3 min run, depending on temperature, and 1 minute walk intervals. (We have a total of 9 training pace groups.)
I may run some 5Ks, but haven't decided which ones yet.

Thanks for asking.

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Had a good 5K yesterday...see blog. Next weekend I have a 10K and then probably no more races until my marathon October 20 in Des Moines.

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gasping gobbler 5k in November

I'm considering my first 10k in the December Dash (trail run in swamp)

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Anyone running the marathon or 1/2 marathon in Missoula July14? Would love to meet some sparkers!

Debby


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Lottery picks out today for the Chevron Houston Marathon. I made it!! Anyone else?

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I got an email from the people putting on the Lighthouse and Lake run. Apparently the school district IS hosting the race on July 20th after all and it should still be listed on all the official websites, etc... whoever deleted it apparently got confused because it happened to be on the same date as another event that was cancelled.

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If anyone else happens to have signed up for Lighthouse and Lake in Reedsport, Oregon, it is still advertised on several running websites, and they sure took my registration money not long ago, but it has apparently been cancelled for at least a MONTH!


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Anyone coming to Eugene for the June races? (Prefontaine, etc?) Just heard on the news that grass pollen's a problem. It usually is, along with mold and scotch broom, but the rain is just now stopping and a 2 week spell of dry weather is setting in - not long enough to dry up the mold. The basin shape of the Willamette valley traps the grass pollen, which is also affected by the late spring. So... bring your inhalants and your allergy pills. And good luck. It's a beautiful area, but it's better to run here in July.

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i always think of my friend Al...
it was marathon number 20 that he finally qualified for boston
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Ran Illinois Marathon today in Champaign IL I am pretty bummed. Missed my BQ by two minutes. Ran 3:57. emoticon
Well at least is was a 17 minute PR.

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I'll be sticking to just one 5K on April 13, Friends of Largo Nature Trails Turtle Trot. DSSECRETS will do this then Iron Girl the next day! (3rd year in a row. I'm so proud!) So, we're still representin'!
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Running the Egg Shell Shuffle half marathon this Saturday in Schaumburg, Ilinois. My first race of the year. Hoping for some sunshine.

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Doing the Foam Fest 5K, April 20. My 1st 5K with an obstacle course, then the Carrollton Trails 5K in my community on May 5.

Lord willing, will be running my 1st Half-marathon at Plano Balloon Festival on Sept. 22 and another Allstate 13.1 on Oct. 26.

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We're doing the Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb 24! This race will qualify us to join Half Fanatics as it completes the required 3 Halfs in 90 days!

My appetite has improved. I believe my congestion is breaking up. I still have an annoying cough. I have about 80 hours to get better. This should be interesting. I'm rolling in positive waves.
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Way to go, Maggie! I'm planning to do a Disney half in 2014. Sound like fun for sure!! Maybe I'll see you here in FL next year.

Tonight I am scheduled to run a 5K, the Rotary Twilight 5K fundraiser for the Common Ground playground that my grandkids love. Unfortunately, I had my second personal training session Wednesday. Actually, that is not the unfortunate part. The unfortunate part is that I'm so sore and stiff today that I can barely walk. Hoping it will release some by this eve. I'm thinking I'll just walk-jog it with my nephew rather than race it. The last 5K we did together he finished in 41:37 I think and I was right at the 30 min mark. I do love the bling, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

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I ran the Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland on 1/20. I had so much fun running it that I want to do the Coast to Coast Challenge next year.

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Go, Monty!! You are going to do great!

I've got my first 5K in almost a year. I know I've got the endurance; I ran a HM not too long ago. I'm a little afraid I'm going to be slow, but we'll see.

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I got the Clearwater Halfathon on Sunday, Jan 20. My first race of 2013 and it's a Half!
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Vacation? Florida? My coast? (The real coast!) Coincide with a run? Get your butt down here!
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Monty, I am jealous! I have to wait til the end of March before we have a run. Even at that it sometimes snows for that one!

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I think my signature is pretty up-to-date...for the present!
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Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 5K
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Festivus 5K in Salem, MA on December 9th. Ran my personal best!

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Salvation Army Ring a Bell 5K 23:43 (7:38). Ran in shorts in December in IL!
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Turkey Run 10K 48:50 (7:51 pace) New Masters PR

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Congrats everyone who had a race this weekend!

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Very good Karen!!!

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Ran North Face Endurance Challenge Kansas City Half Today! Wow this was a doozie!
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I ran my first marathon on Sunday. It took just over 6 hours, I am SLOW, but I am so thrilled that I finished at all.

I have lost 135 lbs, survived a stroke, and now finished a marathon......

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IfDee, 3 generations? Wonderful!!

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Signed up my whole family for Houston's Turkey Trot next week. Yes, including four grandchildren! emoticon

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Karen, what a funny race! But sooo much fun!

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Ran Beat Beethoven 5K goal was to run a 5K before Beethoven's 5th Symphony finished playing! Ran a 24:20 7:36 per mile pace.Very pleased! 11th place overall 3rd female. emoticon Oh and I did Beat Beethoven! emoticon
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You go Monty!!

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Just completed the Blue Moon 5K this past Sunday, blog race report coming shortly.

Doing the 2nd Annual OLL Fall 5K in Dunedin, FL this coming Saturday!
It's a run loaded November!
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Just under 10 miles as 4 miles warm-up and 10K Race that had a short course! 10K pace 8:15.

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I ran RnR L.A. yesterday and it was awesome! Perfect weather, lot's of costumes, and all going to a great cause (ASPCA). Even saw a few celebrities; Will Ferrell, Deena Kastor and Frank Shorter. I even ran into Dog the Bounty Hunter while crossing the street in front of the Staples Center. My sister still is not convinced it was him ;).





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Sounds like you all had a great weekend for races! Unfortunately there are no more races up here. Will have to wait until spring. I would get out and run, but it snowed last night and I am a fair weather runner -- seriously, I don't want to get hurt on the snowy/icy roads.

But I love snow! Can't wait for ski season!!!

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Ran/walked 5K in 37.08 with a 1/2 mile hill, a PR for me!

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Had a lot of fun running with some of my co-teachers at the Cal Lutheran University "Loop da Lu" 5k sponsored by the alumni association. A nice flat run through the campus and a pretty good time too (33:13). I'm ready to rock next Sunday in L.A. for the Rock n Roll HM!

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Mi_Si Have fun on your race Saturday!

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I ran Twin Cities Marathon last Sunday with a time of 4:14. See blog if you want details! emoticon
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11-17-12 North Face Half Marathon Kansas City, MO
11-22-12 YMCA Turkey Run 10K Quincy, IL
12-1-12 Ring the Bell Run Salvation Army Quincy, IL
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AquaPowers how do your race go?

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Wow PM, good time considering you were pushing a stroller!

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Had a small but good 5k at UMass today benefitting engineers without borders. I pushed my two smallest in the buggy an managed to finish in 22:50 (the course was a tad short, I had 3.0 miles even and a 7:39 pace on the Garmin).

I have another coming up in mid Nov, sans kids. Hoping to get low 22's.

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Maggie, what a great homecoming tradition!

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I have two races this month ;

Oct. 20th Loop da Lu 5K (California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks) homecoming weekend tradition

October 28th: Los Angeles RnR HM benefitting the ASPCA


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Aquapowers -- wow!!! Good luck with that! That is huge.....



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AquaPowers GOOD FOR YOU!!! Have fun!

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I'll by running the ING Hartford marathon (my first marathon) this Saturday, Oct 13.

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Welcome to the team JULIABOSTON!!

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Hey everyone!

I just joined the team..... did my first 10K Monday -- The Tufts 10K. I'm very excited to have done better than I thought I would. Next two are 5ks -- one a doggy/human run, and the other one on day after Thanksgiving. Last year that was the first 5k I ever did, so I'm revisiting to see how much I've improved!

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Congrats Striver!! Nice job.

I have a 5k on Oct 27 (Fall Festival), then a half marathon in Phoenix on March 2, 2013. I change from running to biking during the summer - so still at build-up phase. Excited to be running again, and appreciate the cooler temps!

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i just did my first half!! the royal parks half marathon in London. considering that i was almost ready in early June, got tendonitis and couldn't run again til August 12 -- the Galloway method saved me, made it possible for me to train, to run the half, and to do as well as i expected to do back in June when i was doing straight running. ran 45-second intervals, 12:06 pace, 2h40:50 chip time. not bad for a first half-marathon two weeks before my 61st birthday. gorgeous fun flat fast course -- best sightseeing tour of London possible. thanks to all for your encouragement.

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