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  1. #1
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    Fall Running 10/16 through 10/23

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    I'll start off the weekend!

    Well, I've done it. Even though I swore up and down I never would (again), I signed up for another full marathon. This should be a fun race though, its a trail run the first week of Dec. I'm running with a friend who is doing her first marathon, and I'm looking forward to enjoying running through the fall.

    It's SO beautiful right now, I live right on miles and miles of limestone trail, and ran about 2hr 25mins (somewhere around 13-14 miles, I didn't turn on the GPS in my phone). Felt great. Made me feel less guilty about the two cupcakes I had today

    Enjoy your weekend and hopefully some great runs!

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    Post a link to that marathon!

    I agree--such a great time of year to run. Not only is the weather just about perfect, but I'm also typically in decent enough shape to tackle a few adventure runs. Ran up (and down) Mt Timpanogos here in UT yesterday with a friend to celebrate her birthday. I was up there in August, too, but this October day was just as nice. I tried to run up there last in October and got turned back by snow.

    My training is a bit unfocused at the moment but that's OK. I'm giving myself a month or so to get it figured out. And in the meantime, I am anxious for it to start snowing so I can get out on the skate skis!

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    I did my first "official" 5K today.
    My 5K in April with my Fitness Center was more of a fun run - no timing chips, no official starts or anything. Today was the real deal...the Baltimore Running Festival - with a marathon, a half marathon, a 5K, and a fun run for the kids, timing chips on my *really high* numbered tag, and Marathon Foto taking pictures of the event. 22,000 people were there for the whole thing, and I think there were 3,500 or so for the 5K. It was chaos, but a lot of fun.
    I went with my friend, Pam, and hooked up with Jen (who talked me into do this originally). Jen's husband and her brother were doing the half.
    I am a slow, plodding runner (actually, a jogger is more like it), but I did run/jog for the whole thing, which is, in itself, an accomplishment for me.
    Here's the race track for me: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/53169995
    And here is Pam and me at the start (self-portrait taken with my cell phone). It was cool and breezy.
    Next race is another 5K for World Run Day, Nov. 7th, then a 5-miler, also in Baltimore. Gulp.
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    Nice job 7rider! Looks like you're addicted now, too.

    How did you carry your Edge?


    I'm climbing the walls right now heading out to the expo in a couple of hours.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Nice job 7rider! Looks like you're addicted now, too.

    How did you carry your Edge?

    I'm climbing the walls right now heading out to the expo in a couple of hours.
    Thanks!
    I had bought a pair of InSport knickers at the event's Expo yesterday, and it has an iPod pocket in it that was perfectly sized for holding my Edge (I left the iPod at home).
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    I had an absolutely fantastic five mile run today while Thom was working out with a trainer. It felt so effortless and when I was done I felt like I could have kept on going at the same pace for a another mile or two. And my last mile was the fastest of the five. It was one of those runs where I just had a big grin on my face the whole time and actually felt like a runner. No issues with my quad, no stomach issues... Next weekend I'm going to try to replicate it.

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    Ran my second 10K yesterday. My time was 1:04. I know, that's not very fast. But, I was very happy with it. The weather was great!
    pedal pusher

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    The weather has been perfect for running!
    6.5 for me today.

    Now onto a very big 5 YO birthday celebration for DD at the Second Happiest Place on Earth . . . Chuck E Cheese

    I will survive the afternoon. I will survive the afternoon. I will survive the afternoon.

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    Columbus Marathon, 4:05:03.

    I'm past the point where I couldn't decide whether to cry or puke, but it'll be a little while before I have enough to put a race report together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Columbus Marathon, 4:05:03.

    I'm past the point where I couldn't decide whether to cry or puke, but it'll be a little while before I have enough to put a race report together.
    Congrats!!

    I did 12 today, pretty sure I'll go for the marathon and not the half. It was a comfortable 12, considering I haven't ran more than 10 since, well, Ironman. Bad, bad, me, too happy to just race the short distance triathlons and then off on my bike-cation. I'm hoping the pace picks up a bit as I get farther into it. Finally I don't feel like I'm confused about timezones or anything, either, so I feel like I'm back on track.

    Fall... such a good time for running.

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    Congrats, Oak!!!

    Congrats, denda!!!

    Congrats, 7Rider!!!

    Everyone's doing an awesome job!!! I got 7 miles in yesterday....it was a beautiful day to run!!! We've really had a nice autumn here.
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    Congrats to all the racers!
    I ran 4 dirt road miles yesterday, with some big hill action, in my VFFs. Slowly but surely...
    I can do five more miles.

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    Great races, everyone!

    It's less than 2 weeks until my half, and I'm thinking going under 2 hrs is probably not going to happen. I've had an awful time getting in any long runs lately.... Oh well, it'll be fun anyway. And if I'm not pushing for a great time, there's a bike event the day before that I may as well do (a 30/40 mile tour through some beautiful horse farms).

    Today was just 5 miles; got chased by a dog and stalked by a cat. And got whistled at passing a clot of high school kids waiting for the bus...

  14. #14
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    Nice work everyone!!

    I did a tough trail 14 miler!

    I have half marathons for the next two weekends...should be fun!
    Slow and steady (like a train!)

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    NEW PRs!

    Yesterday, I accomplished new PRs in both the 5K and 10K distances. The only problem is that I was running a half marathon.... Still managed to PR the half-marathon as well, but I surely did pay for that hot hot start. Oh, yes, yes I did.

    Quads were thoroughly destroyed by the end. And today? Hhmm, well, today I'm getting up out of my chair by using my arms to hoist myself up. By the end of the day, I expect my triceps will be unhappy as well. But, I guess that will help take my mind off my quads....

    Stats:

    time: 2:05:53
    place: 366/1393
    division: 89/290
    pace: 9:37/mile !!

    Last year's time was 2:09:56 (9:55/mile)

    Never in a million years would I have thought myself capable of averaging 9:37 per mile in a half marathon. Seriously. (OTOH, 2 years ago I didn't think myself capable of even *running* a half marathon...)
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