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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Austin American-Statesman Capital 10,000 10K Race

Liz and Mercedes Cap10K 2007
Liz and Mercedes in VIP Tent --- Photo courtesy of the photojournalist Gabby R.

I ran 6.2 miles in 47:59. Liz came in shortly after me, beating her goal time by 5 minutes!! We ripped apart that course. Both of us were glad we ran most of it the Friday before the race. The hills on the first 5K of the race were pretty intense, but fortunately my marathon training came in handy on those.

It was great to have the support at the race; it means a lot of me to have people I care about there and part of the racing experience. It makes it so much more meaningful, powerful, and worthwhile. I'm so glad I did this 10K, and I'm really surprised I ripped apart my previous PR of 52:00 from November 2006. I'm getting faster by the month!! Boston, here I come!!

Current book I'm reading: Runner's World

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Captial 10,000 10K Run

Here are the top 10K Race Location Finishers as posted on Statesman.com

The Bolder Boulder, which I have yet to do despite being a resident of Boulder for most of my life, got second place for attendance. The Statesman Captial 10,000 got 5th! Pretty sweet!!

1. Peachtree Road Race Atlanta, Ga. 54,556

2. Celest. Seasonings Bolder Boulder Boulder, Colo. 43,635

3. Cooper River Bridge Run Charleston, S.C. 33,604

4. Ukrop's Monument Avenue Richmond, Va. 16,460

5. Statesman Capitol 10,000 Austin 12,232

6. Thanksgiving Day Race Cincinnati, Ohio 10,569

7. Bellin Run Green Bay, Wis. 8,969

8. Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women Boston 6,043

9. Scotland Run New York City 5,126

10. Rodes City Run Louisville, Ky. 5,088
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Written January 6, 2007 - When I was shocked I could do 16 miles. HA!

So I'm laying here still tired on my bed from the run that took me 3 hours this morning. I began at like 8 or so and ended at 11am. I feel great; just tired. No aches or pains! I'm very proud, this is the furthest distance thus far (this was January 6, 2007, BEFORE THE MARATHON) I have ever ran and I thought you guys might like to check out the route on this awesome road-measuring website called www.gmap-pedometer.com I ate a TON during this run at the three water/food stops that my running group put together. They had bananas, cooked potatoes with lots of salt on them, goo, cliff blocks (which were surprisingly GOOD tasting) gummy bears, and lots and lots of cookies. I preferred the fig newtons!! After the run even though I wasn't hungry I hate MORE. It is so weird not worrying a thing about what I'm eating and just chowing down until I'm packed and too full. I ate out at Guerro's Taco bar with a friend this afternoon at 2:30, it was a good time. This resturant we dined at just happened to be Bill Clinton's favorite haunt when he came to Austin. I ordered "El Presidente" and shared it with my companion. I ate ALL of my share. I need to eat more now to make up for the 2,000 calories I probably burned during this run. Here it is:


Current book I'm reading: Who knows. Running for Fiends, probably.

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Monday, March 19, 2007


Current book I'm reading: All the Pretty Horses
Current song stuck in my head: Dang catchy song from the band Clutch!!
I am a marathoner. That means I have a tummy that could sieze a spider.