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The race went really well, as wells can be expected for losing three weeks in July to deadlines. It was overcast sky, humid but in the 70s the whole race. Not ideal but still better than some longer runs I've done.

The first six miles were great - though I learned that I really dislike mike markers telling my time any more. Maybe now that have a time to beat it will be different but I really just want to minimize reminders that I'm "racing". The next five miles were fine. The next mike was hideous and then the final mile was awesome.

I am... Surprisingly proud if myself. I suspect it us because I felt mental strength, the will to succeed the whole time rather than wondering if I'd get there through the pain.

I'm a little stiff right now in my hips. Feet are a little tingly but it's good.

So. What's next?

Don't answer that. I already know. :)

Tonight will be some serious chillaxin'

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fliege_wasser From: fliege_wasser Date: August 21st, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Have you ever run a half?
angels_ember From: angels_ember Date: August 22nd, 2010 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! I'm blown away that you were able to accomplish this. Not that I ever doubted you...but it's been really cool to watch your progression as a runner. And it's always amazing to see people rise to a challenge and accomplish their goals.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll be running a half soon enough. :)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: August 22nd, 2010 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)

I love you.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woo hoo!

Edited at 2010-08-22 03:47 pm (UTC)
nidea From: nidea Date: August 22nd, 2010 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)
way to go!
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: August 22nd, 2010 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Well done.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Do you run at all?
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: August 23rd, 2010 05:36 am (UTC) (Link)
No mate.
karkadann From: karkadann Date: August 22nd, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats. :)
From: thegelf Date: August 23rd, 2010 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
You, sir, are awesome. I can't imagine running 13.1 miles.
alyska From: alyska Date: August 23rd, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aside from a hearty congrats, i must also point out that I am highly amused that your running number comes complete with an attached drink ticket.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 23rd, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think every race in the world has an after-party sponsored by a beer company. I did not partake as family was in town but had my dad buy me a beer at brasserie V. Much better beer.

You coming to MAOAS thing tonight? fix and I are going to food it up on state afterward.
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