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Race Report: Fox Cities Half Marathon

Friday, September 23, 2011

It took me a few days to find the time to get this together, but I finally have a race report from the Fox Cities Half Marathon, which I ran as a final training run for Wine & Dine, which is now one week and one day away! I didn't have any particular expectations for FCHM, since I randomly found it on the Half Fanatics race calendar a couple of weeks ago and signed up last-minute, but it was an amazing experience! Very impressive organization, gorgeous (and fast) course, wonderful volunteers and spectator support, really all the things that make a race great. (Yes, and the bling was nice too...) My plan was to take it easy, and I did just that...and suprisingly I ended up finishing only 19 seconds behind my half marathon PR. And, as with the Madison Mini, I felt GREAT at the end, not exhausted, not sore or in any pain at all. I am sure that the good weather and primarily downhill/flat course contributed to my success, but I also like to take it as a sign that I'm getting stronger and more comfortable with long distance running too...since that old PR is from 18 months ago and all. So I'm letting out a WOOHOO! I loved this race!


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    What great detail over on your other blog - thanks for sharing. I have a good friend (runner) who lives in Appleton - I just might have to hook up with her to do FCHM next year. You have enticed me.
    2614 days ago
    Congrats on your fantastic training race!! You will PR Wine and Dine for sure!!

    2614 days ago
    i was looking at that race as well and also the madison mini...after I saw the bling at the Green Bay Cellcom race expo.... im all about the bling! :)

    2615 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    I knew you had a great time at this HM but you REALLY had a good time. Consider this one on my list!! Great RR!
    2615 days ago
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