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4/28/10 12:17 P

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Ran Big Sur in 5 hrs 29 min 30 sec. Wasn't PR, but was a Gorgeous and hard run, nothing but hills - up and up and down and down - beautiful Pacific ocean to your left and high cliffs on your right. Perfect!

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4/26/10 3:48 P

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This was my 2nd 5K. I finished in 38:38, almost 5 minutes faster than the 5K my No Boundaries group did on 3/20! I blogged about it if anyone is interested.
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No blog yet, but I completed my marathon, with high winds, major hills and a smile on my face!!!!! Not the finish time we wanted but considering injuries, non-stop rolling hills from small to huge, high winds (20-40 mph) we are very happy with a 6 hour finish time! We spent time with a woman on the course who was set for a 4 hour marathon until she snapped her achilles tendon at mile 11, she finished 30 minutes behind us, what a trooper!!!! She said she would not accept a DNF, she had a goal to complete and she was going to do it, then she could rest and rehab. Me - I'd have quit!

Edited by: DRAGONFLY1974 at: 4/26/2010 (19:26)
PRs
5K - 29:54
4 Miles - 45:00
10K 1:05:44
15K 1:48:42
30K 3:59:34
13.1 2:36:16
26.2 5:43:31 (shattered by 21 minutes!)

Upcoming registered races:
* San Diego Rock N Roll 13.1
*Make It By Midnight 13.1
*Savannah Rock N Roll 13.1
*Paint the Town 5K
*Space Coast 26.2
*Las Vegas Rock N Roll 13.1


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4/26/10 7:43 A

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Short version: Didn't rain, allergies made me sneeze a lot during my run (which actually turned out to be quite amusing), time 30:32 (almost 3 mins faster than last month's race!)

Long version: Check out the blog :)

Leah
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4/25/10 6:19 P

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Blogged my full race report. Cliff Notes version: 27:25 and a PR by almost 2 minutes. Went out too fast or it might have been even better. Official result is pending, but it should be within a few seconds of that.

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My run didn't go as well as I had hoped. My allergies have hit me hard this spring, and I was having trouble breathing before the run even began. Despite my trouble breathing, not being allowed headphones, and the 0 degree celsius temperature, I was still in good spirits at the start of the race. I was running with a friend, my first time with a running partner, and we started strong (probably too strong). The first 2km had several hills for us too climb but after that it was a fairly smooth ride. At the 3km mark I got a terrible side stitch, I tried to run through it but it was just too painful. I ended up walking twice before it finally went away. The last km was absolutely brutal, I ran the entire last km thanks to my friend who just kept telling me we were almost done. The official time's aren't in yet; however, I know it was around 32min. I was really hoping to break the 30min mark as my practice runs have been between 28-29min but it just wasn't my time. I have had a terrible time breathing and coughing since my race, and I think my husband and I decided that April is just too early for me to do runs. Springtime allergies and running isn't the best combo. I had fun though, and it was for a good cause. I'll just take what I've learned and do better in my next race.

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EPF 5K April 25th, 2010 (32:16)

Pets in the Park 5K June 26th, 2010 (29:38)

Heartbeak 10K Run September 26th, 2010 (1:01:57)

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4/25/10 4:04 P

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i am so psyched to report that today marks a big day for me:
i ran my very first 10K today!
despite having a raging case of strep throat, and the fact that it was pouring rain and freezing cold (9 degrees celsius), i managed to beat my personal best by almost 10 minutes...
i could not be more proud of the fact that i finished 4th from last, only because it was in a time of 68 minutes!
so i hope that i officially qualify as a runner now!
anika

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10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
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Hope everyone enjoyed their races this weekend.

I had a lot of fun yesterday! It was the perfect race for a newbie. I was able to run the full 5K, which was my goal for the day. I even got my picture taken with a tiger (well, a guy in a tiger suit!). I think my next race will be in July, so I'll have time to work on my speed, now that I know that a 5k won't kill me! emoticon

Thanks for your encouragement!!

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Wow--lots of runners racing this weekend...can't wait to read those reports...

Please let us know how you did!!!!

Good luck to all....run safe, run strong, have fun!!!!

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woo hoo! Lots going on here. Good luck everyone!

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Wow, lots of races this week and weekend. Hope you all have great weather (those forecasts can be wrong), and run with the wind at your back!

Thursday, April 22nd:

BARBIETEC - 5K - the first Summer day in Iceland

Saturday, April 24th:

JANEY2010 - 8K - the Crazy Legs Classic

SUEZETTE-414 - 5K - The Flamingo 5k, over and back the causeway (Florida's version of hills).

OZONE3 - 5K - the St Maria Goretti 5k

DEEJ4FITNESS - HALF MARATHON - Ky Derby Mini Marathon

TORTUETOO - 5K - the Race to Wrigley in Chicago IL

MUNCHIE718 - 5k - the Run for the Wild 5k at the Bronx Zoo, and the first 5k ever!

CARLAMOM216 - 5K - The Heart & Sole 5k starting at Wake Forest University

RDTCH67 - HALF MARATHON - The Borgess Run for the Health of it

Sunday, April 25:

DRAGONFLY1974 - MARATHON - the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and her first one!

ADIDAS110 - 5K - first race of the year!

GSDMIKE - 5K - the Fox Trot along the Fox River

STELA731 - 5K - Race for the Cure in Newark NJ, and her first 5K.

SCRAPPINCAT - HALFMARATHON - the La Jolla Half

SMURFETTE18 - 5K - the Run4Hope 5k in Brampton ON

REAGANSMOMMIE - 5K - the Mayor's Family 5k in Rocherster NY, and the first at that distance

GIGI1222 - HALF MARATHON - the Glass City Half Marathon

AILULI - MARATHON - Big Sur, and her second time at this distance

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BOBBYD31 - 5K - 1st Annual Special Olympics Beaver Stadium Run with his son and a fellow SparkPeople member 2WHEELER.

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4/22/10 5:48 P

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I am running a local half marathon saturday april 24th. The Borgess run for the health of it!

Good luck all runners whether it be a race or a training run.

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4/21/10 12:58 P

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I'm running my second full marathon, Big Sur on April 25...
Good luck all runners! I hope your legs are fast and your lungs are strong and you will stay dry, no rain on you!!

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Sunday April 25th- The Glass City Half Marathon. Pray for no rain!! The forecast does not look good.

Angie

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4/21/10 9:12 A

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The graduation 5K for my No Boundaries group is this Saturday the 24th - The Heart & Sole 5K. It starts on the beautiful campus of Wake Forest University and skirts along the edge of the lovely grounds of Reynolda Village and Reynolda House.

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I'm running my 1st 5K on Saturday-- the Run for the Wild 5K at the Bronx Zoo. emoticon

Good luck everyone!!

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4/20/10 4:28 P

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My first 5K on Sunday! Mayor's Family 5K in Rochester, NY. It is our graduation race for the No Boundaries program.

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1st Annual Special Olympics Beaver Stadium Run 5K (finishes inside Penn State's football stadium, how cool is that)
i am running with my DS and 2WHEELER, getting to meet a another fellow sparker for the first time.

Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

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4/20/10 7:38 A

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I'm running the Run4Hope 5K in Brampton, ON on the 25th!

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4/19/10 2:08 P

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I'm running the La Jolla Half on Sunday the 25th. It's my second one, but this time I trained properly, so hoping it will be better. It's got a big hill right in the middle, though, so we'll see.

Cat

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4/19/10 12:17 P

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Doing the Race to Wrigley 5k in Chicago, IL on Saturday, 4/24. This is mildly sacrilegious since I'm Brewers fan and lifelong Milwaukee resident, but it's my girlfriend's first 5k and she asked me to come run with her for moral support. As a compromise, she has signed up for the Brewers annual Sausage Run 5k in July. Brewers fan does Cubs run, Cubs fan does Brewers run - we think that neutralizes any potential disloyalty. emoticon

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5k - 30:37 The Big Chill (2/27/11)


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4/19/10 10:43 A

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Race for the Cure 5K on Sunday the 25th in Newark, NJ. This will be my first 5K. Hope I do well.

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I'm running the Fox Trot 5K along the scenic Fox River on Sunday the 25th.

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GO ROOKIES GO!!! (it's all abt form Suez :) emoticon

KY Derby Mini Marathon (1/2) for me, Sat 24th!! WOO HOO!! BRANG IT ON!

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4/19/10 6:59 A

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SMG (St. Maria Goretti) 5K on Saturday, 4/24/10.

$100.00 for 1st Overall Masters Male and Female...WOOHOO!!





Edited by: OZONE3 at: 4/19/2010 (06:59)
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Go Rookies Go!!

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4/18/10 10:31 P

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Flamingo 5k on the 24th.

It goes over and back on the causeway bridge so it will also be my first time doing *hills*. I'm not running to break any PRs...just to start running hills...LOL

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My second ever 5K, and first race of the year, is on the 25th!

Runner_4_Life
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Pets in the Park 5K June 27th, 2009 (30:28)

EPF 5K April 25th, 2010 (32:16)

Pets in the Park 5K June 26th, 2010 (29:38)

Heartbeak 10K Run September 26th, 2010 (1:01:57)

Santa Shuffle 5K December 4th, 2010


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I've got the Crazy Legs 8K classic on April 24...they are forcasting storms and I am bummed...

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I'm going to attempt my first marathon on 4/25 in OKC! Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon!!!

PRs
5K - 29:54
4 Miles - 45:00
10K 1:05:44
15K 1:48:42
30K 3:59:34
13.1 2:36:16
26.2 5:43:31 (shattered by 21 minutes!)

Upcoming registered races:
* San Diego Rock N Roll 13.1
*Make It By Midnight 13.1
*Savannah Rock N Roll 13.1
*Paint the Town 5K
*Space Coast 26.2
*Las Vegas Rock N Roll 13.1


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4/18/10 6:18 P

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I am racing on the 22th.. It is the first Summer day in Iceland :) and beginning of running also :) I am going 5k :)

If I can do it, you can do it!

-I finished the c25K program 24 July 2009!
-I did my first 10k 22th of August 2009
-I did my first half Marathon 21th of August 2010
-I did Iron man in 30 days in September 2010
-I ran 5k week after chemotherapy

What's next ?
-Run 5k in 30 minutes
-Run 10k in 60 minutes

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4/18/10 4:49 P

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emoticon So you've made it to the week before your race

emoticon Let us know what you are racing

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