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Another big PR in the Parks Half Marathon: Race Report

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Post  Sara Jane on Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:16 pm

Hi all! It's been a while...but so that I could brag once again about my AMAZING running coach, I thought I'd post my most recent race report. Another huge PR. My running had taken a dip for a while and I was hurting and struggling to find motivation...but Wendy continued to push me and I got it back. Anyway, she continues to inspire me to be better, stronger, tougher, and...well...faster!

Here's the report! (sorry for the link, but since I embed some images, etc., it's easier to to this than to cut and paste!)

http://runsjbrun.blogspot.com/

Thanks also to the many of you who continue to provide me with daily inspiration via your facebook posts, race results, etc.

Happy Fall Running!
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Post  Michael Enright on Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:21 pm

Nice job SJ, especially for those last 3 miles - I hate uphill finishes! Sounds like Katherine came along at just the right time for both of you. On to NYC...
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:09 pm

Woohoo! Congrats, SJ - see you soon in NY!
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Post  Reina on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:38 pm

Congrats SJ! Great job!



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Post  Liz R on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:47 pm

That's great! A harbinger of things to come. You must have a good coach.

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Post  Julie on Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:04 pm

That is some PR! Congrats!!! Sounds like having a coach is really helpful to you, too. Very Happy
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Post  Diego on Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:23 pm

Terrific PR Sara Jane. I don't think I would have liked that last 2 mile stretch. Nice job!!
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Post  Peg Coover on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:36 pm

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very huge PR! congrats!!!
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Post  JohnP on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:40 pm

Amazing PR, congratulations!
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Post  Chris M on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:13 pm

Great job, SJ. Parks Marathon in 2008 was my first race after taking up running and I then did it in 2009 and 2010 as well. I was bummed to miss it this year as I think its a great event.



That uphill finish sucks. Its just a long slow grade up after a short nasty hill and when you are trying to drop the hammer in the final 5k, that's a tough way to finish. That tunnel at the end can't come soon enough.



Amazing how much you took off your PR and I'd definitely say you are in line for a sub 4 if you can do the long runs between now and then. Parks is a harder course than NYC. Way too many turns to be a fast half course. I'd say your achievement there definitely points to sub4 so long as you can log a couple of 20s between now and November.
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Post  Pete B on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:35 pm

Congrats - very nice splits!
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Post  Jack_Scaff on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:41 pm

Huge, to say the least! Well done.
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Post  Alex Kubacki on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:58 am

Great job on the PR. Congrats.
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