Blue Ridge Marathon Race Report

"America's Toughest Road Marathon" is in the books!  For me Blue Ridge Marathon was marathon #14.  And, while it was definitely my toughest, most challenging marathon (and with my worst time by 24 minutes), it was also the marathon where I felt the strongest.  It was one of those marathons that every runner dreams about …

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Phoenix Marathon 2013 Race Report

Marathon #11 - Phoenix Marathon - March 2, 2013 Details: 3:54:25 132/632 females 392/1301 OA Random Thoughts: This was a great race.  Fabulous course - mostly downhill (two stretches that were significant uphill climb - gradual and sort of long).  Great organization at the starting line.  Fires and heated lamp things to stand around and …

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Chicago Marathon 2012 Race Report

This was my most frustrating marathon to date, in terms of disappointment with my time and performance.  But it was my favorite marathon to date in terms of the course.  And it was Marathon Number 10.  TEN!  Who would have thought I'd ever run TEN marathons!?!? The quick version:  4:01:54.  First Half:  FABULOUS feeling, on …

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Grandma’s Half Marathon weekend recap

I finally had a great race - where I pushed through the tough spots and didn't give up, physically or mentally.   I LOVED how I raced yesterday! For those of you who just like the numbers, the details: 11.9M 1:29:41 10M 1:15:32 10K 46:38 5K 23:18  7:34 per mile  68 percent  479 out of 6482  99 out of 3757 Females  12 out …

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Kicking Off 2012 With a HM PR!

I ran the Polar Dash Half Marathon this morning, kicking off 2012 with a 4+ minute PR (sort of*). Stats: 1:40:33 (7:41 pace) 8/191 female 4/34 female 40 - 44 age group 53/396 overall I wasn't sure what to expect for this race today, given the last minute snow storm and the crazy wind that …

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Bring on the cold!

Well today I followed Adam's advice and ate as many Christmas cookies as I wanted.  Ended up with 6 chocolate rolo ones (SO delicious!). Which isn't all that many, except I didn't do any running today, or ANY sort of exercise.  Complete rest day.  And I feel like a lazy slug!  I know rest days …

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