Twin Cities Marathon 2011 Race Report: PR & BQ!

Twin Cities Marathon 2011 was marathon #8 for me and my 4th time running Twin Cities.  I love that I FINALLY don't have to start a race report off with "Once again, this wasn't the race that I was hoping for".  This WAS the race that I was hoping for.  My performance, both in terms …

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Top 10 Tips Before Marathon Go-Time!

After running 7 marathons I feel like I'm finally in a position to offer some advice!  So here are my Top 10 Tips Before Marathon Go Time: Delete some of your garmin history (go to History-Running-Delete on the 305) so that you don't get the message "Memory Full" (or something to that effect) during the …

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Grandma’s Marathon 2011 Race Report

Finisher's Shirt and Medal - 35 years of Grandma's The other swag because it was 35th year - we got a free water bottle and AWESOME backpack thingy with zipper pouch The Details: Chip Time:  4:14:42 Avg Pace: 9:44 OA place:  3387 out of 6333 Female:  1098 out of 2678 Age group (F35-39): 181 out …

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Uggggg: 4:14:xx

The quick story: Done with #7. So frustrating to have good training cycle and not-so-good race. Right where I wanted to be at 8:30 pace through mile 11. Then just before mile 12 a cramping/tweak issue of my right quad (I have to look at my race report from Little Rock - I'm pretty sure …

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Ready to Roll!

I'm ready to roll. It's been a great training cycle.  The best yet.  The most quality and the most miles.  But, more importantly, the most fun for me.  I can honestly say that out of the 71 runs that I've done in this training cycle, I only felt like skipping maybe one or two.  Virtually …

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Out of the mouths of babes

Conversation with my 11 year old son today (he started it, we weren't talking about running before this): Son:  Remember when you used to have to train for a 5k? Me:  Yes.  5k used to be a long way for me.  I had to walk 3 times in my first 5k race.  Now I don't …

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