Sunday, September 13, 2009

What a weekend!

Greg at Philly to LA on Foot set a marathon PR by almost one hour and broke 4:00.

Tall Mom on the Run won a 5K!

Mel at 2nd Chances rode 100K to celebrate 8 years post brain surgery.

Marci at Ramblings of a Running Addict completed her first half-iron triathlon!

Sneaker Sister set a huge half marathon PR in brutally hot conditions.

Shore Turtle set a 5K PR.

Aron at Runners Rambles clocked an awesome time on her first 10-mile race.

Jocelyn Running With High Heels On set a 4 mile PR.

I hope I didn't miss anyone. Congratulations all around!

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Hubby had quite the week himself. I don't often mention his training, but he has been putting in a lot of miles over the last several weeks in preparation for his first marathon coming up on November 1st. Yesterday he ran 39 KM (24mi) in 3:19 (!!!) to wrap up a 125.4 KM (78mi) week. Amazing! I'm proud of you, honey!

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As for me, my first long run of taper was a nice little 25K/15.5mi. Amazing how short that seems now, although I still had a bit of a hard time. I wasn't feeling great as we faced many ups and downs on the trail portions of our route. I plugged along and got it done to wrap up week one of taper. Two weeks to go!

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and

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28 comments:

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Oh for the day when 25kms doesn't seem long... Well done on your run this weekend!

Jamie said...

Dang, what a weekend for all the bloggers! It's funny how during taper what should be a long distance doesn't seem that bad. Nice job on the run.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

thanks for the shoutout!! looks like some good stuff all around this weekend!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YOu rock!! Seriously...I love the shout outs!! YIPPE for all of us...off to give high fives to all.. Taper messed wiht my mind, NEXT time I train for a marathon I don't think I will taper...I will just train as usual...LOL!!

Hang in there pretty girl

Road Warrior said...

Thanks for the shout-out. Also, I think you may not understand what "taper" means. ;-)

Mark said...

Two weeks until redemption! Enjoy the taper!

trialsoftraining said...

Aw, this is a cool post :) the running/blogging world was on their GAME this wkend!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Redemption is right around the corner!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

hooray!!!!!!!!!!! i love the round up:)

how do you decide what you do in taper? does your coach give you that?

Jess said...

Must be fall: Everyone is racing and setting records!

sneakersister said...

Thanks for the shout out Marlene. That was so nice of you.

Enjoy the taper! Don't go too crazy.

ShoreTurtle said...

Thanks for the shoutout. I only PRed by a second. Congratulations to everybody!

Runner Leana said...

Woo hoo!! Taper time!!!

lindsay said...

what a sweet shout-out post :)

15 miles is a solid long run, almost time to really start milking the taper.

Cindy said...

you know you are in full on marathon mayhem when 15+ miles seems short! happy tapering!

X-Country2 said...

I love fall racing season. So many race reports to read!

Lily on the Road said...
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Lily on the Road said...

oh that was just me up above! LOL...too bad I can't spell....

High Five's all round!!! Congrat's to your hubby, well done!!

IzzyBubbles said...

Great post! Love hearing about everyone's accomplishments, including yours and your husband's!

B.o.B. said...

Look at you with the shout outs! Very nice and thoughtful.

Running Around Acres said...

It was a great week for a lot of runners.

Heather said...

Nice weekend wrap-up! Great job on your taper run. And I think your hubby is hardcore!

ShirleyPerly said...

Thanks for the highlights. Obviously, I've been missing out on some great reads the last week.

And 15-miles feeling short is a good thing :-)

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Thanks for the shout out Marlene - I love your story about crossing the finish line with your hubby, so lovely :)

Amanda said...

You are such a sweetie to point out everyone's amazing weekends, it's great to see it all summarized like that. Congrats to you on your run, enjoy that taper!

Boris T. said...

Good luck to the Mr. on his first marathon in Nov!

aron said...

ohhh thanks for the shout out :)

WOW nice job hubby!! 78 miles is amazing!

Denise said...

What a nice post. You're such a sweetheart!