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Georgia Publix Half Marathon 2014 – Race Report

Georgia Publix Half Marathon 2014 – Race Report

When a race like the Georgia Publix Half Marathon (2014) that has a reputation of a brutally hilly course can produce a picture like this,  the race report can only be one word (or three) – FUN with FRIENDS! So this race report is more of a picture slide show and less words. If I must say something – tough course but great race, lots of people. I ran with my running buddies and could’ve run 5 more miles after…

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Locomotive Half Marathon – A Pretend Training Run

Locomotive Half Marathon – A Pretend Training Run

Plan called for 12/14 and coincided nicely with the Locomotive Half Marathon that was a 10minute drive away from home. The initial course was a nice downhill which they had to change in the last minute. The Thursday prediction for a bright sunny day had given way to thundershowers. So I was very much inclined to skip it. But come race day, weather was much milder than expected. I was already awake and I headed out. The proximity to home…

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Georgia Half Marathon – Course and Elevation

Georgia Half Marathon – Course and Elevation

Hills , hills and more hills. A largely pretty course taking me through areas I had never been! More hills. The “biggest” hills (to me) was the one coming out of Piedmont Park, and the one(s) passing through Georgia Tech. The most deceptive hill is the one after Georgia Tech onto Marietta St (the last mile). I couldn’t see the hill, but my legs could feel it. Drove down to the start (MARTA doesn’t run that early on weekends anymore)….

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Georgia Publix Half Marathon 2012

Georgia Publix Half Marathon 2012

I suppose I really should do a race report before the week is up. As usual, I spent hours trying to figure out my finish time and my pace and my splits and my …. Last year I finished in 3:09:10. My PR during thanksgiving was 2:59:49. McMillan calculator predicted a 2:51 finish (based on my 5k time in the soaking rain at Resolution Run). I was hoping for a 2:48 finish, would have been happy at 2:51 as predicted…

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Disney Princess Half Marathon 2011

Disney Princess Half Marathon 2011

    The Disney Princess Half Marathon. Me, the anti-princess mom got swallowed by the Disney marketing magic (it was the promise of a Tiara medal that did it for me). The kidlet’s 5th birthday was the same week and I convinced the husband to celebrate it in Disney and I was waiting for this day like a giddy schoolgirl. It started the day before as went to the Wide World of Sports for the Expo.       The expo was…

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Transforming into a Princess

Transforming into a Princess

Who knew that behind this tomboy lurked a Princess! When it came time to decide on what Princess I was, I felt I was more Mulan than anyone else. Mulan is clumsy as a girl, but brave and in the midst of action when she dresses up as a boy. But … unfortunately, Mulan wasn’t offered as an option. So I settled on Jasmine – sheltered as a Princess, but plucky when she goes out into the real world. (I…

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Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon – Elevation and Map

Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon – Elevation and Map

The hills kept coming and coming and coming, in the second half of the course. I felt the hills on the second half. This may be one of the races where I bank time in the first half to allow for a 30-60 seconds fade in the second half. The water stops were 2 miles apart, a tad too far in my liking especially in the second half of the race. Next time, I may carry my own water. Getting…

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