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9/8/13 10:54 A

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Good luck on reaching your pr. This race is on my to do list since I have family close.

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9/1/13 6:44 P

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Good luck to you all! Sounds pretty cool!

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8/29/13 7:03 P

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I'll be there! It's my first half. Kinda nervous. Good luck to everyone with their training!

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8/29/13 10:25 A

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Thank you for the information TIMOTHYNOHE! I will definately make time to checkout Tulsa and the other activities that are happening on race weekend. The more I hear about this race, the more excited I get to be participating!

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8/29/13 12:40 A

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Sounds like a great race! Shame it's a few thousand miles away :)

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8/28/13 11:05 P

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The net downhill is only a factor for actual records.. At 2:30, I think the record is safe.
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She still can get her PR.

I really enjoyed the race last year. Try to get to the 5k on Saturday, even if you don't run it. The Kids' 1 mile is fun to watch. And the mascot dash is a blast.

They still call it "gun time" even though most races start with a horn. Not so in Tulsa. The Sheriff comes out with a shot gun to start each corral. The shells are loaded with confetti. But still ... they start the race with a shot gun.

And while you are in Tulsa, visit the Center of the Universe. It's behind the Williams Building (the one that looks like a mini version of the World Trade Center ... because it is). It is very interesting. Stand in it and you hear your voice echo. Someone outside, you don't hear them echo and they don't hear you. Here's a link:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-cent
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They exaggerate in that article.

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Take some time to explore. I loved Tulsa.

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8/28/13 3:23 P

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AGGIE, Too bad you won't be eligible to set a USATF record due to the net downhill. :-)

ABSOLUTZER0, Give us a report on what you find at the Center of the Universe!


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They do a good job with this race. I usually get in early and stay a day later just to soak it all up. Watching the Mascot Dash and cheering for the 5Kers on Saturday is quite a treat.

You'll find that Tulsa is a city that embraces the running community. I've found out they do this for cyclist, too. I'm an Arky, but find joy in going to Oklahoma for this race and many others.

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8/28/13 2:49 P

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Thanks for the info! I am really excited to do this half...It is my first out of state race! Yay for you doing the full!

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8/28/13 1:54 P

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I'll be there. I' doing the full. Half and full marathoners stay together until around mile 12, which is right after a long out and back. That's a good place to have it, since you can see friends doing both races. The energy for the first half is electric. This year the finish line has to Guthrie Green.

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8/28/13 1:09 P

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Is there anybody doing this race? I am currently training for it. I am hopting to SMASH my PR and get close to 2:30!

Hebrews 12:1b...Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us

You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.
--Gatorade

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.


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