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Chattahoochee Road Race 10k – Race Report

Chattahoochee Road Race 10k – Race Report

The prep for the race started a little odd when Mike’s pre-race words were of “I want to see what you can do without instructions”. No pace or time requirement other than the generic – “negative split, race smart and finish strong.” Umm… ok. Ok. I can do that. I used to do it before when I took races seriously, and I can do it again. That was thought of in a more gleeful voice than a nervous voice. I love planning!  I took the following…

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Dopey Challenge Race Report – 10K

Dopey Challenge Race Report – 10K

After kicking off the Dopey Challenge with the 5K on Thursday, our strategy should’ve been to kick back and put our feet up. Instead, I dragged everyone along to Harry Potter world in the afternoon. And we walked around a ton (well, du’h!). So I showed up to the start of the 10K on Friday  Sleepy With aching legs. Make that killer aching legs. but complete with awesome costume for our themed race!  I had teamed up with Julie Anderson…

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Peachtree Road Race 2014 – Race Report

Peachtree Road Race 2014 – Race Report

Peachtree Road Race 10k – An Atlanta 4th of July tradition. A.k.a the party in the morning with 60,000 of your closest friends! This year was my 3rd year “running” it and 4th year taking part in it. It was also my 6th year of being present in the race – running or cheering. In “Training” for Dopey Challenge The Peachtree road race was to be my training run. Not for the actual run, but in the run to make a…

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Chronicling myself during the Peachtree: 2009 and 2011

Chronicling myself during the Peachtree: 2009 and 2011

A little something to make me see the positive side of things. I’m feeling bloated, I gained 3 lbs in 3 days and can’t seem to stop eating all of a sudden! Hopefully this should make me get back on track. Should be titled – After & Before 2009 – 180/185 lbs. Size 14/16. 6 months after my 2nd Baby. I started running 6 months after this photo was taken. 2011 – 145 lbs. Size 6/8. The “rolls” have gone…

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POV and Goal setting

POV and Goal setting

After yesterday’s Peachtree Road Race (the largest 10k), I realized that a race (or a run) is all about my point of view. POV1It was hot. 82F when I started at 8:18am.It was humid. 90%+.It had hills. Cardiac hill after mile 3 and 2 more hills after that (which we usually forget about).I was feeling the heat. I found breathing a bit laborious in places and had to drink water to calm it down. It is said that your pace goes…

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Peachtree Road Race 10k – 2011

Peachtree Road Race 10k – 2011

If you set aside a slight matter of heat, hills and humidity, this was a super fun race! Good organization, cheerful volunteers, plenty of crowd support and great food at the end. Any race that provides ice cream sandwiches at the end is a sure winner in my book! Drove down to the start with a friend who was one corral ahead of me. Luckily, she is way more nervous than I am, so we got there with plenty of…

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Chattahoochee Challenge 10k

Chattahoochee Challenge 10k

This race was a logical progression for me to lead up to the ING half next month. And very weirdly, this is the first 10k I’ve actually trained to run (Peachtree I just walked with a friend; the Labor Day I just showed up and went). It was great weather and a very pretty route along the river, flat except for one hill at 5 miles. I ran the whole thing in 1hrs 24min @ 13:32 pace and I felt…

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