A Perfect 10

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This year’s St. Jude Memphis Marathon is coming up fast, December 6th, 2008.  This race can’t get here fast enough.  Last year was my first half marathon and while it was a huge personal accomplishment I definitely felt the pain of being a rookie.  Wearing the wrong socks, not hydrating enough, and not running enough before hand.  I believe that I only got up to 9 miles during training and my mid-week runs should have been taken more seriously.  I paid for those mistakes by feeling hung over almost day and two blisters.

However, I was to not be beaten.  This year I have trained not only harder, but more efficiently.  I completed my 10 mile run yesterday and it felt great.  Most importantly I felt great afterwards.  The key being that I brought food with me on my run and ate a little bit around mile 4.5 and mile 8.5, along with staying hydrated with a mixture of Gatorade.

It was the perfect 10.

Only 3.1 miles to go.

October Challenge Winners - New Challenges for November

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Congratulations to our challenge winners for the month of October!

  • Most Miles: cicomat earns top honors here with 248.67 miles.  Do you ever rest?
  • Fastest 1 Mile: drew4008 earns fastest mile honors with a time of 4′37”.  Way to go!
  • Fastest 3K: drew4008 again, with a time of 9′11”
  • Fastest 5K: mdoug improves his 5K time and takes the prize with a time of 16′49”
  • Fastest 10K: mdoug wins the 10K with a faster time than last month, 34′14”

Great job, folks.  mdoug, it looks like you finally have some competition!  Congrats to new winners cicomat and drew4008.  Keep up the great work everyone!

If you’re not already running with us this month, head over to the Challenges page, join in, and get running!