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5/20/12 7:18 P

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My race (Get Your Rear in Gear for colon cancer) this morning went better than I hoped. I was afraid I would be running in the rain. It was slightly drizzling for most of the race with a temp in the 50s. I was cold before the race started but it was actually quite pleasant racing. I haven't been running as much since my last race because my shins have been bugging me (1-1.25 miles at a 3x/week with lots of fast walking). I had four goals in mind: run the first mile (last race I was sure I had and was far from it), keep a consistent pace running, maintain deep, even breathing while running and finish under 45 minutes before the awards ceremony started.

My official time was 38:36 (848/987) that was up from 40:25 last month. I ran the first mile than walked for one song. Then ran until mile marker 2 then walked a song. Then I ran the rest of the way with the exception of walking about 100 feet. The first mile felt tough; but, the last mile felt really great. I was getting a little tired when I saw the finish line and that was the push I needed to keep going.

My shins are sore (but I don't think as bad as last time and I am still healing); but my new shoes felt good and my feet didn't feel pinched like last time. As I crossed the finished line, I thought I will deal with sore shins for this feeling of accomplishment. I will be icing and stretching a lot before my next race on June 9th.

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5/20/12 6:52 P

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I hope everyone else had a better race than I did. Holy hot! I think it was nearing 90degree at 9 am! I walked a lot with my friend at h beginning, but then she told me to run ahead. I made up some time, but around mile 7 I started loosing ground, and mile 10 I was walking a lot. I finished in 2:32. Not great, but i finished! Its not my last half marathon, so I just hope the conditions are better next time!!

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5/19/12 10:15 A

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Good luck to all racers this weekend!!!

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5/18/12 9:06 P

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Good luck everyone!!

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Congratulations to you all who are out there running in races this weekend. YOU ROCK!

Saturday, May 19th:

JESSAAMI - 5K - the Marion ArtsFest 5k

LAURIE5658 - 5K - possible running the Marion ArtsFest HM the day before her Rockford HM

KIMMIEP - 5K - the Bay Head Memory Run

MOMMYDEAREST3 - 5K - the Ozzie's Home Run and Walk 5k at the local ball stadium

NOSMOHT - 21K - the Fargo Half Marathon


Sunday, May 20th:

JELYLA - 21K - the Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon

LAURIE5658 - 21K - the Rockford Marathon and Half Marathon in Rockford IL

AMCG2002 - 26.2M - the Pocono Marathon in the NE mountains of PA

WHAYKLEINLAURA - 21K - running the HM at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

2BEABETTERME - 5K - running the "Get Your Rear in Gear" 5k for colon cancer (clever name).

CARILOUIE - 5K - the Run for the Red 5k in Stroudsburg

SUSANNAH - 21K - running the HM at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

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5/18/12 7:46 P

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Wishing all racers the best in their runs. Be safe, run well, and have fun! You are already winners!
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5/18/12 9:51 A

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WHAYKLEINLAURA, I'm running the Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon too!!

It'll be my 3rd half, but the first one I am running just for "fun"!! I'm running with a friend, and we promised to stick together no matter what! I'm excited to add another medal to my collection!

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5/15/12 9:50 P

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I'm doing the Run For the Red 5K in Stroudsburg on Sunday.

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5/15/12 11:10 A

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I am doing the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k (for colon cancer) on Sunday. Hoping my new running shoes have solved all my shin issues. Good luck to all the racers this week!

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5/15/12 9:40 A

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I am running the Fargo half marathon on Saturday.

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5/14/12 8:39 P

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I'm running in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon - doing the 1/2 on Sunday, May 20th. It will be my first!

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5/14/12 6:22 P

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I'm running in Ozzie's Home Run and Walk 5K at our local minor league baseball stadium on Saturday, 5/19.

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5/14/12 3:27 P

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5K on May 19th, the Bay Head Memory Run. Finally, one I can ride my bike to!!
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see you there then LAURIE5658! good luck on your half and on Rockford! P.S. if you do complete both halfs, let me know how it goes. I'm thinking of running 2 halfs in a row in october one week apart.

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Pocono Marathon!! 26.2 miles in the NE mountains of Pennsylvania.

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Jessami, there is a chance I am running the MAF HM also the day before Rockford. See you there?!

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Marion ArtsFest 5K

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Rockford Marathon (HM) ~ Rockford, IL ~ May 20

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walking in the Cellcom Green Bay 1/2 Marathon on Sunday! My first 1/2!! Can't wait!

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Who's got a race planned for this weekend? We'd love to hear about it, both before so we can cheer you on, and after so you can share how you did. Please tell us about your race in this thread.

And congratulations to last week's racers:

5K - KIMMIEP, TORTUETOO, BABYNINA11, SJCANTNER, FREDANN, MIRAGE727

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