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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Women’s Half Marathon, Bloomington MN

2012 race calendar is shaping up!  Some of my imaginary internet friends, including Mindi, are doing the Bloomington Women's Half Marathon, a new event that looks like it will be more fun than serious racing.  Has the potential for really crappy weather (i.e. WARM) on August 26th.  But also has the potential for lots of fun! …

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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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Victory at Victory 10k!

The Victory 10k was a complete VICTORY for me!  A shiny new PR (by about 30 seconds).  46:02 (though I disagree with their results!) 43/219 females (the fasties come out for this race!)  More importantly, this was a race where I gave it everything I had, didn't let negative thoughts creep in, and let positive …

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Yipee – a prize!

Look what showed up in the mail today - my prize for winning 1st place female in the Celiac 5k - a $25 gift card to Target!  Yes!  I can always find $25 worth of stuff I need at Target. Yesterday's speed workout was TOUGH!  11 miles with 6 x 1 mile intervals (with 400m …

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Grandma’s 2011!

I registered for Grandma's.  I needed a marathon on my schedule and I love Grandma's.  I love the crowd.  I love that my family lives on the North Shore, so they come down to cheer.  And I love the beer/festivities afterwards.  It's late enough in the season that I will still try to find one …

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