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4/29/12 6:27 P

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Way to go everyone love your stories! My First 8 K is next sunday May 6, 2012.

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4/29/12 2:48 P

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Congrats on your 8K and best time! I ran my first 8K yesterday and beat my practice record too. Mine was in the rain! Visit my Spark Page for photos!

RUNNING RACES:

5K 7/13/2013
Color Run, Lansing, MI
Untimed

10K 6/30/2012
Whitmore Lake, MI 1:10
2nd in my age division. 61st place overall

8K 4/28/2012
Marones, Uruguay 59:33
19th place in my age division

5K Nike 3/25/2012
Montevideo, Uruguay
34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners

5K Breast Cancer 10/30/2011
Montevideo, Uruguay 36:10
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4/29/12 2:33 P

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Congrats to you both, sounds like you both had great races!

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4/29/12 2:31 P

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Just completed my first 5k! It was the City 2 City 5k in Cleveland Ohio. I signed up for it on a whim, although I've been training for a 5k for months- but just heard about this one last week. The route is in my neighborhood so I thought I'd have a "home field advantage " as I run that course several times a week. The gun time said 31:00 but my gps said 30:35. I learned a ton and am looking forward to another race. I felt really good the entire time, yet clocked my fastest mile ever in mile 2 ( 8:34). I could have pushed harder and been a little more uncomfortable. I also learned that I weave to much and added .2 miles onto my race( per the gps).

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4/29/12 1:46 P

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Just ran my first 8K in Uruguay! Made it just under one hour at 59:30 and beat my practice times! For photos of the rainy race, go to my Spark Page!

RUNNING RACES:

5K 7/13/2013
Color Run, Lansing, MI
Untimed

10K 6/30/2012
Whitmore Lake, MI 1:10
2nd in my age division. 61st place overall

8K 4/28/2012
Marones, Uruguay 59:33
19th place in my age division

5K Nike 3/25/2012
Montevideo, Uruguay
34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners

5K Breast Cancer 10/30/2011
Montevideo, Uruguay 36:10
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4/29/12 8:34 A

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Congrats to you both! Great times!!!

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4/29/12 6:42 A

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I am the captain of Team April Mae in the Fox Cities Walk MS, which is happening today. It's a 5k walk for those affected by multiple sclerosis and the team is named after by BFF, April Mae. It's the first charity walk I've ever done. I'm really proud that I started the team and I'm curious on how long it will take me to finish - I'm used to walking on my treadmill.

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4/28/12 11:27 P

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At the last minute I decided to run a 5K race with some friends Friday night. It was cold and windy, but I totally rocked it!!! Finished in 30:06!!!!!! The fastest 5K to date was around 35:00, so I was so, so excited :)

Carolyn - wife to Chad and mom to three sons!
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Great race today:) For the first 3 miles I had this great lady behind me who talked almost the whole time. Even yelled words of encouragement to those ahead of us as we met them when they were coming back down the trail. Kept a smile on my face most of the way. After mile 3 she went ahead and passed me. I finished the race in just over 53 minutes. It would have been slightly faster, but there were several roads we had to cross and I had to slow down for vehicles. But I am happy with that time because I have never finished 5 miles in less than an hour. emoticon

Here we go:)


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4/28/12 1:33 P

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PR'd today!! woot!
It was a perfect race day, beautiful weather, calf is a little twingey so not expecting much, but I ran with a fast friend and tried to keep up as long as I could, and it really helped! I cut 20 seconds off of my best time! A little wind after I hit mile 2 slowed me down just enough to prevent me from hitting 30 minutes, I finished in 31:15

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4/28/12 10:28 A

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Good luck to all racers this weekend!!!!!

(Nice job Rich...that race did look rough)

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4/28/12 7:33 A

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April 29th - Tough Mudder at Pocono Manor - eek!

Carrie

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4/28/12 6:19 A

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Rookie Runner Race Report:


QUERIDAANA - 5K - a virtual race along a beach in rio de Janeiro


Saturday, April 28th:

SP_COACH_NANCY - - running the Mini-Derby.

RICHOJOHNSON - 22k - the Roller Coaster Run, a crazy trail race (in Australia, already completed in 2 hours 35 minutes - great job Rich!)

KIMMIEP - 5K - the Lake Como 5k

ROCKINITR - 8K - an 8k Railroad Run on the Frisco Highline Trail


Sunday, April 29th:

RUNNINGWILD - 21K - the Calgary Police Half Marathon

2WHEELER - 21K - the St. Luke's Half Marathon in Allentown PA

CARILOUIE - Tough Mudder - at Pocono Manor

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4/28/12 12:22 A

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Rolller Coaster done. 2hours 35 mins. placed 95 out of 245 very tough course but oh such joy at the end

Half Marathon PB 1:43:12
Marathon PB 3:55:33

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4/27/12 9:58 A

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I walked a 5 K along the beach in rio de Janeiro (virtual race) this week.

It's the journey. We can do this.


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4/24/12 7:49 P

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I'm doing an 8K Railroad Run on the Frisco Highline Trail on the 28:)

Here we go:)


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4/24/12 10:16 A

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Heading to Allentown, PA, to run the St. Luke's Half Marathon on Sunday.

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4/24/12 7:42 A

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I have a 5K on Saturday, the Lake Como 5K

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4/23/12 11:17 P

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Calgary Police Half Marathon on 04/29

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Calgary, AB, Canada

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4/23/12 10:55 P

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Ok I got a crazy trail race.
Saturday 28th
The Roller Coaster Run - 21.5km approx!
www.rollercoasterrun.com

Half Marathon PB 1:43:12
Marathon PB 3:55:33

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4/23/12 10:31 P

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Going to Louisville to run the Mini-Derby on Saturday, that is if my right calf decides to cooperate. Can't wait to see some of my SparkPals!



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4/23/12 10:24 P

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Are you racing this week? If you are, please let us all know about your race, on this thread.


And congratulations to last week's racers:

5K - LYNANN43, 2BEABETTERME, CARDAMOMMA, KIMMIEP

10K - MOMMYDEAREST3

13.1 M - NMGRANNY, TORTUETOO

25K - PSYCHOTAZ


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