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I've been thinking about my 4:24 finish yesterday and why it was so much faster than my other races. Clearly, shedding some weight has helped as did a course that seemed often downhill. But I think the real impetus came from being in the month long Fitbit challenge, that runs... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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I made it back to the hotel and slept for a couple of hours. Rest feels so good after walking 13 miles. Later that evening, Jen and her husband Terry and I have dinner at Carrabbas. I had a wonderful time chatting with my new friends. Jen and I know... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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After I make it over the finish line with a time of 4 hours 24 minutes. This is definitely one of my fastests times. I'm happy about that! And a gorgous new medal! Lots of celebratory pigs at the finish line! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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The are two chutes: one for the marathoners and one for the half marathoners. Since most of the half marathoners have come in already, the crowd is focused on the full marathoners. And at last... I approach the finish line. One of the race officials shakes my hand and congratulates... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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The crowds are starting to pick up and that really helps! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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We are now in the homestretch! Headed back into Cincy and the finish line near Paul Brown Stadium. The city is coming back into view! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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Unfortunately, my blog posting fizzled out at about Mile 7. I'm not sure why. In any event, Mile 7 went through a lovely nature conservancy with great views of the river. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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Seems to be a bit of haste in the race after all. Last mile: 20:00. After Mile 5 and standing on an overpass, we see the first finishers nearing the end of the race. I will get there as well! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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More cheering crowds greet us right before Mile 4: And we reach Mile 4. A 20:56 pace for me. More costumed folks after Mile 4. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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19:17 pace. . Cheering crowds make me feel like Joan Benoit. I can't get over the number of bridges that connect Ohio and Kentucky. Miles 1-3 are spent walking from Cincinatti over to Newport, Kentucky and then Covington, Kentucky, then back to Cincinatti, all via bridges. Most impressive. It's a... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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We leave the starting line and pass by the Great American Ball Park, where the Cincinnati Reds play. (I wish I could rotate the photo!). We are headed to Kentucky. A 20:64 pace for the first mile...good for me. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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In pig English, marathon participants are held in what else but pigpens. I'm in Pigpen H. 15 minutes till the starting gun. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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After lunch, Jen, Jonathan, Ken and I headed down to the Riverfront near the starting line of tomorrow's race. the start is directly accross from Paul Brown Stadium, where the Bengals place and just a few blocks over from where the Reds play. We stopped at a local brewery and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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I had an opportunity to link up with my friend Jen while I was in town. Jen lives in Kentucky, about a 3 hour drive from Cincinnati, but frequently makes the trip to Cincy on the weekends to visit her brother Jonathan. Jen is funny, sassy, irreverent, and so down... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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The race expo is being held in the Duke Energy Center, right across the street from my hotel, the Millenium. The expo is by far the largest marathon expo I've ever attended. My hotel, the Millenium: Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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Or so the legend goes in Cincinnati, the site of my next half marathon on Sunday. The Flying Pig Half Marathon is a race that's been on my calendar for several years now. One of the best organized races in the United States, it draws participants from all 50 states... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at No Haste In The Race
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As we looked for our car in the parking garage we noticed this strange sight: A short, 10 minute drive and we were once again home. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2011 at No Haste In The Race
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The medal is beautiful! Lots of attention to detail on the medal (as well as the beer!). Kudos to the race organizers for a job well done. I'm planning on being back next Halloween. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2011 at No Haste In The Race