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  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    120. Dec 7, 2010 6:30 PM (in response to hike2run)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Hike2run - you are right, you can go just about anywhere with snowshoes (except on the XC ski trails).  I went snowshoeing last winter for the first time.  I have several friends who also shoe and we had so much fun.  There are many nature centers and rec trails in our area, and I am looking forward to getting out to them as soon as we get a few more inches of snow (which could be as early as this weekend).  Hopefully it will be a bit warmer by then (we had a wind chill of -5 F this morning when I went for my run).  There are quite a few snowshoe races in our area of 5K and greater distances, but I am new to this activity, and I think I just want to enjoy it in a non-competitive way and enjoy the scenery.

     

    Di2079 - Your love of the outdoors is definitely contagious.  Good luck at your 25K this weekend.

     

    Jo Ann - that is a lot of frost in your photo.  It really does look like snow.

     

    DiDi55 - about a week ago I had asked on the "50 and over...what are your challenges" forum if anyone had any experience with the YaKTraxx.  Sounds like that might be the same or similar product that you are referring to.  If you go to December 2, post #1405 from SteveBikeRun, he has had some experience with the YakTraxx.  Also, a marathoner/Ironman friend of mine uses an old pair of running shoes to make "screw shoes" so she can keep training through the winter.  She swears by them - http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm.  A friend of my husband's who does adventure racing also uses the screw shoes and finds them very effective.





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • PJ Freeman Pro 115 posts since
    Feb 17, 2009
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    121. Dec 7, 2010 7:57 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Hike2run - the 35,000 runners were so spread out that you couldn't even tell there were that many.  The corrals left every 1-2 minutes so we weren't packed in like it's been in some 5K's that I've done.  It was a really well organized race.

     

    Jasmine - I always have a hard time enjoying my surroundings when I run, but I made myself look around and take it all in until I started having to push myself mentally.  It was exciting.  Not very many bands on our course, but we really didn't need them. I have a friend at work who did the San Jose Rock & Roll HM and she said it was very boring.

     

    Torunagn - I actually had bought mylar emergency blankets to wrap up in, but didn't use them because it didn't seem that cold until I stood around for a while.  I had heard about having a throw away jacket, so I went to Target and purchased a cheap hoodie.  I figured that I might as well donate something decent and it only cost $10 on sale.  Under that I had my sleeveless shirt and Moen running sleeves on my arms that I could strip off if I got too hot.  I also had cheap gloves from Target that had open fingers with a mitten top that folded over the top.  I put hand warmers under them.  On my legs I had my running tights (actually the coldest part of my body at the start).  By Mile 5 I was down to my regular running wear. It was probably 10 degrees colder and rainy the week before.  We hit lots of rain driving back to San Diego, but nothing during the race.  I don't know if it could have been any more perfect running weather.





    2010 Coronado Independence Day 5K - 40:12

    2010 AFC 5K - August 15 - 37:32

    2010 End of Summer Fire Run 4mi- August 29 - 49:55

    2010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay - October 2 - 57:12

    2010 Shelter Island 5K - November 7 - 36:20 PR

    2010 Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 14 - 3:14:05

    2010 Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - December 5 - 2:58:35

    2010 Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis - December 11 - 37:28

    2011 Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 10K - February 13 - 1:25:46

    2011 Lost Dutchman 10K - February 20 - 1:19:11

    2011 Saint Patrick's Day 10K - March 12 - 1:13:48 PR

    2011 Carlsbad 5000 - April 3 - 34:30 PR

    2011 Rock & Roll San Diego HM - June 5 - 2:51:54 PR

    2011 Coronado Independence Day 5K - July 4 - 35:34

    2011 America's Finest City 5 K- August 21 - 34:40

    UPCOMING

    2011 Rock & Roll Los Angeles - October 30

    2012 Disneyland Tinkerbell Half - January 29

  • delete789528 Amateur 24 posts since
    Aug 9, 2010
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    122. Dec 15, 2010 11:28 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    A small accomplishment----I ran my third 5K this past Saturday, the Rosy Cheeks 5K, in Mt. Airy, NC.  I hadn't planned on running in this event until a friend invited me at the last minute.  I had still been letting my ankle tendonitis heal and hadn't been training as actively as before because of it.   I decided to go ahead and try it, even if I walked a good bit of it.  It was a bitterly cold morning with an air temperature of 28 degrees at race time.  I was bundled up though and when the race started, the adrenaline kicked in!  The excitement in actually running in a race motivates me.  Even with the cold temperatures, it was a fun race to run.........I think knowing that I wasn't expecting much out of myself helped me to relax and just enjoy the run itself.  It was a basically flat course.....the first one I'd run that didn't have any major inclines (which I haven't trained myself well for quite yet) so that helped me to get into a fairly good rhythm that also included some mini breaks for walking.  We left as soon as we finished, not sticking around for results, etc. (it wasn't a chip-timed race this time).  Later that day, when results were posted on the website, I was very pleased to see that my time was my best so far........35:25!  For me, a great accomplishment, especially since I hadn't been running as much lately.  Then, I was even more pleased to find that I was the top finisher in my age category (50-59)!  Since I didn't get to pick up my "award," they contacted me today and said they would be mailing it to me!  Even if it's only a small token, it signifies an accomplishment for me. 

     

    (Attached is a picture of my friends and me dressed in our Christmas hats for the race!  Fun!)





    Oct. 16, 2010         Lexington Hawg Run 5K, Lexington, NC        37:07

    Nov. 6, 2010           Hope Lung Cancer 5K , Clemmons, NC        36:59

    Dec. 11, 2010         Rosy Cheeks 5K, Mt. Airy, NC                    35:25


  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010
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    123. Dec 15, 2010 12:20 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    So, I finished a 25k trail race which is about 15.5 miles, in the Phoenix area, Saturday, Dec. 11th.

    The day was absolutely perfect for running.  The race event included a 5k, 10 mile, 25k, and a 50k!!

    I drove down to Phoenix on Friday.  On Saturday morning, the temps hovered around 45 degrees with predicted 75+ degrees later in the day, hazy though but no breeze.

     

    I arrived at the starting station around 7:15 am to get my packet. My race started at 8 am.

    The course was challenging in that there were more hills than I thought but I made most of them without stopping on the first loop.

    It was all trail, very rocky especially on the steep hills,  dirt/sand/pebbles, desert vegetation, etc.  The views from the ridge were  breathtaking!

    I took a one minute walk break about every 3 miles and hydrated with Powerade drinks thoughout the whole race; there were REMOTE water stations which you had to get yourself ........ no volunteers to hand them out!  I only had a cup of water around 12 mile marker.

     

    For most of the course, after 8 miles, I seemed to be by myself as I begin to pass other runners who started ahead of me ........... It is easy to get lost on trails even with all the "markers" which can only be a colored tape tied to a bush/rock, etc.  It's frustrating when you have to turn around because you went the wrong way.  So I had to make sure that I have a runner ahead of me in sight at all times ........... which also challenged me to catch up to him or her.  

    I was amazed and invigorated at how well I was doing especially after 10 miles ........ 'only' 5 more to go!!  I felt great, rested, and my leg muscles were loving the challenge of maneuvering over different terrain, hills, and 'climbing' over rocks.  I carried on a self-dialogue to encourage myself and to give myself pep talks .......... "I can't believe I am doing this" "I can't believe my legs aren't tired .... yet"  "You are more than halfway" "You are doing great!" etc....

     

    The second loop had a LONG, STEADY, and ROCKY incline, about the 13 mile marker, which forced most of us to walk rather than run.
    I saw runners ahead of me,  walking  ........ and running now and then .......... so I didn't feel  so bad  about my walking at the steepest portion ........... reaching  the top  was wonderful, saw the finish station tent, cars, etc. and I  went into  higher gear.

    It was exhilarating once you reached the top ......... and it was downhill from there, amidst more rocks, sand, arroyos, ruts, etc. to about 50 yards from the finish line where you had to literally 'climb' and scramble a short hill that had nothing but sand and a couple of rocks to plant your feet.  Although the last 1/2 mile seemed to take FOREVER, it was euphoric crossing the finish line!

     

    My official time was 2:40 ........ 15.5 miles!!  WOW!! 

     

    I came in 35th overall.  7th female overall.  1st in my age group, female. 

     

    I was elated!!  I think I could have shaved off a couple of minutes if I didn't have to stop a few times to make sure I was on the right trail, to look for other 25k runners ............ as there were other colored markers for the 5k, 10 mile, and 50k runners.  But I'll take it!! 

     

    A 62 yr old male came in 10th OVERALL!!!

     

    Every muscle fiber in my legs and calves carried me through the race!!  My training runs have really improved my overall performance.  It's such an incredible sense of accomplishment!!  kI relish in it even though I could feel the post-run stress on my drive home, stopping about every 50 miles to stretch, normally takes about 2 hours but I made it home in 3, haha!  Had to get back for the parade of lights and a holiday party later that night!!  Can you believe that! haha!  crazy!





    Trail runner

  • PJ Freeman Pro 115 posts since
    Feb 17, 2009
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    124. Dec 15, 2010 6:41 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Fearlessrunner - Congrats on your time and award.  I love the picture.

     

    Di - Congrats to you too.  I am so jealous...I long to be able to run and have my legs work properly.   I know it will come with perseverance.  So cool you were first in your age group.  It sounds like you had an awesome run.





    2010 Coronado Independence Day 5K - 40:12

    2010 AFC 5K - August 15 - 37:32

    2010 End of Summer Fire Run 4mi- August 29 - 49:55

    2010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay - October 2 - 57:12

    2010 Shelter Island 5K - November 7 - 36:20 PR

    2010 Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 14 - 3:14:05

    2010 Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - December 5 - 2:58:35

    2010 Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis - December 11 - 37:28

    2011 Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 10K - February 13 - 1:25:46

    2011 Lost Dutchman 10K - February 20 - 1:19:11

    2011 Saint Patrick's Day 10K - March 12 - 1:13:48 PR

    2011 Carlsbad 5000 - April 3 - 34:30 PR

    2011 Rock & Roll San Diego HM - June 5 - 2:51:54 PR

    2011 Coronado Independence Day 5K - July 4 - 35:34

    2011 America's Finest City 5 K- August 21 - 34:40

    UPCOMING

    2011 Rock & Roll Los Angeles - October 30

    2012 Disneyland Tinkerbell Half - January 29

  • MangoLuvr Laurie Pro 82 posts since
    Oct 3, 2010
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    126. Dec 16, 2010 10:53 AM (in response to delete789528)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Congratulations, FR, that's awesome!  You'll have that nice memento of your age-group win, whatever it is, to encourage and motivate you through the cold weather months.  Nice photo, too.

     

    Enjoyed your detailed race report, Di.  I'm so happy for you to have such an amazing run and to also win your age-group.  And green with envy!





    Lost over 100 lbs. in 11 months in 2008-2009

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    Big Sur International Marathon Power Walk Division 10.6-Miler 2:40:30  April 2010

    Run For Isaiah 4.4k  38:30 Sept. 2010

    Eyes on Aids 10k 77:40 Oct. 2, 2010

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    Upcoming Challenges:

    Hospital Hill HM June 4

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    127. Dec 16, 2010 12:03 PM (in response to delete789528)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    FearlessRunner - Congratulations on your age group win. Please do not down play your accomplishment and call it "small."  It doesn't matter if a person has run their first mile ever, or finished a marathon.  Both are significant accomplishments.

     

    Di2079 - Congratulations to you as well on your age group win and nice placement in the overall rankingsl.  Your description of the race makes me feel like I was there too.





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • ChipperT Pro 101 posts since
    Apr 24, 2009
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    128. Dec 24, 2010 2:48 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    It has been a while since I have posted - been too busy.  So I have to report on two races (in the less than a week).

     

    Last Saturday was the Tacoma Santa Runs.  I talked one of my 4-H members into teaming with me on the 10K Relay, where each runner runs 5K.  Carly is 17, a star in high school wrestling and very competitive.  She has not been running that long but wanted to run the anchor leg, I guess to make up for the slowness of this old man.  The course was along the beautiful waterfront of Tacoma, Washington. The weather was in the low 40's and fortunately between major rain storms.  As I was driving down to the race start (about 6 miles from my house), it was pouring buckets of rain and snow mixed.  But by start time the sun was out, although the wind was blowing a bit.  There were almost 2,000 runners in the combined 5K, 10K and 10K Relay, all starting at once.  The course was an out and back and started up and over a long highway overpass and then downhill for quite a ways to the flats along the waterfront.  Of course that meant that the return leg finished with a LONG climb and then up and over the overpass again.  While I did not burn up the road, I finished my leg in 30:13:57, below my goal of 10 minute miles.  Carly took off and was really disappointed that this old man beat her time of 31:21!  Gotta keep these youngsters on their toes!  We came in 27th out of 38 teams.

     

    Today (Christmas Eve Day) I ran a fun 5K called the Jingle Bell Run.  This was the first time that the Parks department of the city had put this on and was not sure if 20 or200 would come out on Christmas Eve Day.  There were about 300 runners and walkers.  The course was three circuits around a local city park with some hills involved.  By the third circuit, the path was quite muddy!  No official time but by my GPS watch (that trust more than their digital display, I ran the course in 29:16, a personal best for 5K.

     

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good run!





    "What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate." - John Bingham
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    C25K Graduation Run - 6/6/10 - 38:18
    Crimestoppers 5K - 8/1/10 - 33:15
    Goldfish Grab 5K - 8/13/10 - 31:51
    Demolay 5K - 10/16/10 - 29:39! (broke 10mm)
    Black Cat 5 Mile - 10/23/10 - 50:32
    Turn Back The Clock 10K - 11/07/2010 - 1:05:22 (first 10K!)
    Turkey Trot 5K - 11/25/10 - 32:58
    Santa Run 10K Relay - 12/18/10 - 1:01:34 / my leg: 30:13:57
    Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run - 12/24/10 - 29:16:34
    Run For the Heroes 10K - 1/1/11 - 1:05:13
    Geoduck Gallop 10K - 1/30/11 - 59:27:47 (Personal Best)
    Titlow Park Mud Run 5K - 3/30/11 - 30:38:00
    Sound to Narrows 12K - 06/11/11 - 1:20:35
    City Blast 10K- 07/04//11 - 1:03:11
    Enumclaw Street Fair 5K - 07/23/2011 - 28:39:11

    Tacoma Narrows 1/2 Marathon - 08/06/11 - 2:28:01 (first 1/2 Marathon!)

    Parkland Race or Pace 5K - 09/03/11 - 28:11:59 (Personal best)

    Run Wild 8K at Northwest Trek - 10/08/11 - 50:13 (Personal best)

    Black Cat 5 Mile - 10/22/11 - 50:23

    Turn Back The Clock 10K - 11/06/11 - 1:00:28
    Lynch Creek 5K - 4/07/2012 - 32:38:60

    ____________________________________
    Upcoming Races


  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010
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    129. Jan 18, 2011 8:50 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Hello everyone,

    I see that there has not been much activity in this thread lately.

    But I will post my results anyway.

     

    Another check off my bucket list:  finished my FIRST MARATHON!!  P.F.Chang Rock 'n Roll series event in Phoenix, AZ Sunday, Jan. 16th.   Perfect weather, overcast clouds kept the temps in the 50s/60s for most of my run, it was great!  Flat course, scenic in some areas with very energic crowds and upbeat bands, aid stations were located in appropriate mile markers with plenty of volunteers.

     

    My goal was to try to finish close to 4 hours but definitely under 5 hours.  I really had to stay close to a 9 min/mile which I felt comfortable sustaining for most of the distance, not sure about how I would feel the last few miles.  My strategy which I have been doing in my training runs was to take walk breaks.  I did take a one minute walk break every mile except for mile 6 - 8, mile 14 - 16, and mile 24 - 26.  There was a mile now and then that I calculated I ran around 8:30 min/mile, I had to slow down just to make sure I would have enough to finish strong.  That was difficult to do but I stuck to it.  I did stop long enough at my walk breaks to take some photos with my phone camera too!  I made it to the halfway mark, 13.1 at 2:06 which is seared in my brain, haha!  I knew I was doing very well!!

     

    I was really cruising from mile 16 - 22, I felt good.  Endurance was there the whole distance!!  I did not feel out of breath/tired but after mile 22, my groin area begin to feel the stress/fatigue.  I made it every mile after that on sheer determination; the walk breaks at mile 22, 23 and 24 seemed too short, haha, but I continued on.

    A friend of mine, Kim, who just finished her first marathon (in Tucson, AZ) met me on her 10 speed bike at mile 22 to encourage me.  She understood the mental challenge of running a marathon from her experience but she is use to running/racing on paved roads versus my running/racing on trail roads.  Her mom (now in her 60s and still runs 5ks) had helped her by running her in the last 3 miles in the Tucson marathon.  Kim was amazing!  She talked to me on my walk breaks, to change my form to lift the burden off my groin, which she also experienced herself.

    I made up my mind to zone out the pain and go for it the last two miles.

    Actually, running faster seem to ease the pain/discomfort in my groin area.  But, I was also counting on my ability to finish strong and I picked up my pace, setting my sight on a runner ahead of me and passing him/her ............ I couldn't believe the number of runners I passed the last two miles.  That was so invigorating that I began to run even faster the last 1/2 mile.  I don't know how many runners I passed even in that last 1/2 mile but seeing the finish line was glorious!!!

     

    My official chip time was 4:10:30 !!!!

     

    Pretty close to my goal!!  I'll take it!!  WOOHOO!! 

     

    For the rest of the day, my groin area was the only 'soreness' and fatigue I could feel walking back to my vehicle.  I made sure I was walking/stretching for at least 30 minutes after finishing.  Drank my chocolate soymilk and plenty of water.  My left achilles tendons which I have been nursing for most of the summer but strengthening it did not affect me at all.  I really can't believe how well I am recovering.  It is better than I anticipated.

    Today, I still feel soreness, mild though, in the groin area, no pain; it's like how I feel after my long training runs in the mountains.  But, really, overall, I have been training and recovering smarter the whole year just so I can do recover well after my first marathon.  It was well worth it!

     

    So, I am actually looking forward to another marathon ........... and try to finish under 4 hours!!  INSANE, I know!!

     

    I am registering for some 1/2 marathons, 25k and 30k trail races for the next few months which I prefer.  I am planning on them to train for my next marathon which I am thinking of:  Country Music Rock 'n Roll event in Nashville.  I'm not a country music person at all but never been to Nashville ........... or I might end up in San Diego or Seattle (June).

     

    Hope everyone had an awesome weekend, and if you had a race, hope you are elated as I was!!

     

    I'm still celebrating!!  LOL!!!  I have a massage today ............ wonderful!!

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  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
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    130. Jan 19, 2011 9:36 AM (in response to az2mn)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Way to go Di!!!  The best part is that it sounds like you had a blast.  Good for you!  The  planned walk breakssound like they worked a treat to extend your freshness and resiliance.  Probably improved your recovery rate, too.  I love trail running, too!

     

    There's been plenty of activity on the thread lately.  Somehow the cleanup crew seems to have dropped about 100 pages of posts - back to Dec. 28.  I don't know, but it appears so.





    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010
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    131. Jan 19, 2011 10:39 AM (in response to Joseph Tree)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

     


    Thanks JosephTree:

    I am still reeling!!  LOL!

    It was so exhilarating ......... running the first 22 miles ........ but I didn't let the stress of the impact of the road affect me too much to slow me down the last 4 miles.  It was tough those last few miles but the faster I ran, the better it felt.  I think I could have finished under 4 hours if I didn't stop to take a picture now and then with my phone camera, haha!!  And, to call others to let them know where I was so they could meet me at certain mile markers.  I know they could have 'tracked' me but they didn't want to pay for it.  Plus, maybe I should not have 'slowed' down as much ......... thinking I needed to 'save' my energy in the end.  I still felt I had enough stamina in me when I finished.

    Yes, the walk breaks certainly has helped to decrease the fatigue/stress on my joints and muscles, resulting in stronger finishes and much better recovery status.  It has also improved my overall performance in regard to running faster per mile plus the added consistent drills of hill repeats, intervals, and proper nutrition intake.

    So, I learned some things on this first marathon which I can modify to better my time on my next planned marathon ......... most likely, the RnR in Nashville on April 30th.  Any marathon before then would be too soon for me and too long after that may drive me crazy!  haha!

    In the meantime, I am hoping to run a 1/2 marathon/month .......... which I enjoy doing on trail courses.  I think I will stick to trail races until I have to do the RnR marathons.  I know there are other marathons as well so I will be searching in places I would like to visit.
    It was recommended that one get 'use' to running on road courses if one has a road race ........... but I think I will be the 'exception'.  There are 10 milers, 25k and 30k trail races I am looking up in neighboring states to stay conditioned for upcoming marathons this year.  I hope to run at least 3 marathons this year!  How wild would that be?!?  YES!!  I am soooo pumped up ..........can you tell?  LOL!

    I think my next race will either be a 1/2 marathon trail race in Apache Junction called the Lost Dutchman Marathon, HM, 10k and 8k (Feb. 20th) or the Golden Gate Trail race in San Francisco (Feb. 19th) which includes a 5 mile, HM, 18 mile, and a marathon; not sure if I should run the HM or the 18 mile.  It takes place along the coast ............ which I have been wanting to do!!!  That would be spectacular!!

    Anyone familiar with the event and/or the trails in CA?





    Trail runner

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    132. Jan 19, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to az2mn)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Wait a second!  I think you've mis-posted here-  this thread is for "50 and over" folks, not 20 somethings.





    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010
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    133. Jan 19, 2011 12:29 PM (in response to Joseph Tree)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    HAHA!

    That was hilarious ........ and made my day ......... thanks!

    To tell you the truth, I was asked for my ID for a couple of races earlier in the year when I told them my age division!

    Taking care of yourself sure has its perks ...... later in life! LOL!

    That was funny, Joseph.





    Trail runner

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