Thursday, August 29, 2013

The last 4 months.....

have been fully of running, pacing, and racing.  Details are probably not necessary at this point so bullets it is!
•ran the Hippie Chick 1/2 2 weeks after Eugene for fun, and it was!!
•raced The Helvetia 1/2 for a hard effort run.  It was fun, I felt strong and was 2nd female overall.  Did not PR but ran a big course PR on that very hilly course
•was able to support a dear friend from my team in the Vancouver USA marathon.  Ended up running 11 miles with her and was such a rewarding experience.  Loved it!!  So fun to see someone work so hard and accomplish their goal.
•was able to support another dear friend in her first marathon on the 4th of July(the foot traffic flat in Portland) another great day!  So many of my teammates out there, the energy was amazing.  So grateful that I will get to be in Boston with so many friends this next year.
•started seriously training for the St. George marathon on October 5th.  5 weeks away now, how did that happen? Yes, there is a goal but I will save that for another post. I will try to make it soon!
•raced the Hobble Creek 1/2 in Utah almost 2 weeks ago and set a new PR of 1:22:33.  Worked for it!  I felt that altitude on the hills.  I was sore!!
•my husband is running a marathon in 4 weeks, no it was not totally my idea:). Hoping he enjoys it!!

That's it for now, promise to be back here soon as I need to process my thoughts before St. George.

8 comments:

  1. Great news! Glad you have been doing lots of great running and racing! Good luck with St George and congrats on a great new speedy half PR.

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  3. Whoops! I tried to edit a misseplled word and deleted the whole thing...

    Anyway- so glad you posted this! I've been waiting for an update. I looked up the Hobble Creek race. I had no idea it was so big and famous. :-) And best race elevation ever! I SO wish we had something like that around here. I would be tempted to fly out to run that one but I think I'd have to adjust to all that altitude and I'm not sure how I'd deal...

    Anyway, you did amazing and I know you will get your 2:50- something at St. George. Sounds like that is a great course too and you will SHINE!! You've got this!

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  4. You have just amazed me this year!!! St George is gonna be amazing! So proud of you Steph!

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  5. Wow, you are just rocking it, Steph!! Congrats! Just wondering if your hubby is running the Oregon Marathon?

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  6. Love to read about your running!! I might be as excited as you are for your sub-3:00 at St. George! Okay, maybe not, but I am looking forward to reading about it (assuming you don't wait 4 months to write a recap!) Ha!

    Anyway, if ever I can run again, let's meet up when you have a recovery day scheduled and I have a tempo run on my training schedule. :)

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