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10/5/11 9:03 P

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Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for running the Runner's Cafe!

Jeff

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10/4/11 7:43 A

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Congratulations for finishing the run and doing as well as you did (despite the weather and other conditions). I always liked 13.1 Marathons. Just long enough to challenge, but doesn't require as much and as long training as full marathons.

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9/20/11 3:35 P

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Finished in 71 minutes even in 88F heat. I didn't prepare well race day for a run in the heat. The race organizers didn't have enough aid stations for a guy my size, either.

I am definitely disappointed. Especially since I knew that if my body core temp got high during the race, I wouldn't be able to hold to my training pace. But I didn't think it through on race day.

Finished almost 2 minutes per mile faster than my previous best.

On to try a new longest distance completed: 1/2M on December 11. Now that will be a nice, cool/cold weather run!

Jeff

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9/15/11 7:15 A

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Wow Good luck to you Jeff, you will do it! There is nothing like finishing a race...and when you've met your goal, well...even better!

Good luck on the half-marathon. I have done 2 half's, one last year and one this past Spring. My goal this year was just to better my time...and I did that by 2 minutes.

Congrats :)


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9/14/11 5:13 P

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I've been training 4 months for this! In April, my 10K had one goal: finish without walking. Did it. But it was 81 minutes (not bad for a guy 52 years old and 230 pounds).

Goal of all this training: to beat 65 minutes. I've done it in training. But in a race you never know the terrain or weather. But it's been a success regardless! Plus I've lost 12 pounds getting ready!

Next: 1/2Marathon in 2:30 or better December 11th (and loosing 19 more pounds!)

Jeff

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